Snowdonia National Park Forecast

The Snowdonia National Park.

Viewing Weather Forecast for Sunday 1st May 2016
Forecast last updated on Sunday 1st May 2016 at 7:13am

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Summary for all mountain areas

A change to westerly winds will bring areas of strong winds, rain and low cloud. However, across the Scottish Highlands, there will be a break in the poor conditions, longest lasting NW Highlands and Cairngorms NP.

Headline for Snowdonia National Park

Upland gales will ease. Constant low cloud; drizzly rain easing.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly, soon 40mph; perhaps 45 or temporarily 50mph higher tops, particularly Snowdon range. Will ease to 35mph afternoon.

Effect of wind on you?

Persistent buffeting on higher areas; considerable, making walking difficult during the morning.

How Wet?

Rain and drizzle, mainly morning

Rain and drizzle on and off, possibly all day western areas. Very little in total eastern hills, and in afternoon and evening will amount to little across region.

Cloud on the hills?

Shrouding mountains all day

Cloud will shroud the mountains in fog most or all day; on most western mountains from below 400m. Breaks to 700m eastern summits.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Almost nil west to 10% east

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine not expected. Visibility often reduced by rain; blanket fog higher particularly western areas.

How Cold? (at 900m)

1 rising to 3 to 5C, highest eastern hills.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Monday 2nd May 2016

Temperatures will be higher than recently this coming week. Highest summits from S Scotland southwards will rarely be below freezing point. Across the Highlands there will be two periods of rainfall and rapid snowmelt: Sunday night and Wednesday. Otherwise, particularly the higher Munros will remain near or below freezing point. There will be rain and low cloud from time to time, particularly western mountains, and intermittently snow higher tops Highlands. Least rainfall S. Pennines and across Wales.

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