Snowdonia National Park Forecast

The Snowdonia National Park.

Viewing Weather Forecast for Monday 8th February 2016
Forecast last updated on Sunday 7th February 2016 at 10:58pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

A stormy day across Welsh and most English ranges with frequent squally showers. Much less windy further north where showers mostly restricted to near west and north facing coasts. Whiteout conditions higher Welsh mountains.

Headline for Snowdonia National Park

Upland gales, possibly severe. Frequent snow.

How windy? (On the summits)

West or southwesterly, in range 50 to 70mph with risk of gusts to near 90mph near Snowdon summit.

Effect of wind on you?

Very difficult, locally hazardous, walking conditions across higher areas. Severe wind chill.

How Wet?

Frequent snow and hail

Frequent snow and hail showers, often heavy, which may merge to near-constant precipitation over a couple of hours; snow above 500m. Isolated thunder.

Cloud on the hills?

Varied, extensive higher areas

Cloud base changing between showers, but often covering hills above 600 to 800m, lowest in west, occasionally below 500m near coast. Occasional breaks to higher tops in east.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Rare bursts of sunshine, mainly east. Haze, often foggy higher areas; visibility suddenly appalling where in cloud and snow.

How Cold? (at 900m)

0 or -1C

Freezing Level

Between 800 and 900m

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 9th February 2016

Cold, unsettled and occasionally very windy on the mountains over the next 10 days. Freezing levels will often be around 750m even as far south as Wales - or lower particularly on the Scottish Highlands. Snowfall is likely to be considerable with potentially some of the largest falls and strongest winds extending across higher tops further south.

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