Snowdonia National Park Forecast

The Snowdonia National Park.

Viewing Weather Forecast for Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Today | Thursday | Friday

Forecast last updated on Tuesday 21st October 2014 at 3:21pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Windy; upland gales Scottish Highlands. Extensive low cloud focussed on western mountains, although this may not reach mid and south Wales. Heavy rain W & NW Highlands and patchy rain gradually reaching the rest of Scotland and summits near the north Irish Sea.

Headline for Snowdonia National Park

Windy: cloud covering most summits - to low level west.

How windy? (On the summits)

Westerly, 30-35mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Widespread buffeting on higher areas.

How Wet?

Occasional rain: mostly afternoon

Showers, mainly western hills morning, and then in afternoon risk patches of light rain western hills, probably only Snowdon range.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive higher areas; base dropping

Breaks 700 to 900m well inland. But overall higher areas covered, frequently base 300 to 500m western mountains.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Less than 10% west to 30% east

Sunshine and air clarity?

Glimpses of sun here and there, mainly lower eastern areas. Fog widely higher mountains; otherwise hazy.

How Cold? (at 900m)

5C

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 23rd October 2014

Until after the weekend over Highland Scotland, frequent upland gales or near gales, most widely NW Highlands, frequently raining with cloud shrouding the mountains. Snow on higher summits intermittently Friday onwards. Less windy and wet over mountains in England and Wales, although extensive very low cloud and drizzly rain on Thursday - this clearing only slowly southeastwards on Friday. Substantially dry over the weekend, and very likely early next week.

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