Snowdonia National Park Forecast

The Snowdonia National Park.

Viewing Weather Forecast for Friday 27th March 2015
Forecast last updated on Friday 27th March 2015 at 12:28pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Mostly light winds across upland regions, but blustery NW Scotland, where showers of snow and rain will come and go. Elsewhere, apart from a brief drizzly shower it should remain dry, with cloud mainly confined to or above the highest tops; but risk lowering across Wales.

Headline for Snowdonia National Park

Light winds. Patchy drizzle; cloud may lower.

How windy? (On the summits)

West becoming south to southwesterly, often 15mph or less.

Effect of wind on you?

Mostly small

How Wet?

A little light rain

Very little precipitation particularly near and north of the A5 where substantially dry all day, but further south a little patchy drizzle or light rain may develop.

Cloud on the hills?

Cloud may lower from south

Most hills may well start cloud free, but from the south, risk of the base lowering and covering many higher tops, particularly into the afternoon, may become increasingly extensive toward dusk.

Chance of cloud free summits?

80% morning; 60% afternoon

Sunshine and air clarity?

Small amounts of sunshine overall, mostly early morning. Patchy fog on some higher tops. Visibility mainly good away from precipitation.

How Cold? (at 900m)

-1 rising to 3C by late afternoon, continuing to rise into the evening.

Freezing Level

700m but lifting, slowly above all summits; a slight frost some inland valleys at dawn.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 28th March 2015

Confidence of precise detail remains quite low for Saturday, as an area of low pressure passes quickly east across Britain. Rain and snow clearing east, but expect widespread upland gales. By Sunday and into next week, generally westerly winds, frequently gale force on the mountains, will bring regular precipitation to western mountains in particular. Mostly just higher Scottish summits remaining near or below freezing. Toward the Easter weekend, indications favour periods of north to north-westerly winds, and at least a temporary drop in freezing levels, bringing the risk of snow showers over a day or so.

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