Snowdonia National Park Forecast

The Snowdonia National Park.

Viewing Weather Forecast for Monday 26th January 2015
Forecast last updated on Sunday 25th January 2015 at 1:52pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

A cool and blustery day, with upland gales in the Scottish Highlands. Occasional snow showers, typically very brief, mostly confined to north-western Scotland. Sunshine and excellent visibility.

Headline for Snowdonia National Park

Blustery. Occasional snow showers. Sunshine.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northwesterly 25 to 30mph, strongest higher tops Snowdon range.

Effect of wind on you?

Walking will be impeded on higher areas.

How Wet?

Rare snow showers or flurries

Patchy overnight rain and snow will clear south-east before dawn. Then isolated brief snow showers, mainly or only western hills. Rain below about 450m.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly confined to higher tops

Fragments of cloud at various levels early morning, risk extensive on higher areas for a few hours around dawn, soon breaking from the north, becoming rare below 650m, perhaps only occasional cloud higher tops later.

Chance of cloud free summits?

80% by mid morning.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine soon breaking through extensively in the morning, leaving a patchwork of sun by afternoon. Visibility mostly very good, patchy fog some tops around dawn soon clearing.

How Cold? (at 900m)

-2C Feeling like minus 12 where directly exposed to the wind.

Freezing Level

750m

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 27th January 2015

Upland winds frequently near gale force this week, perhaps occasionally easing toward the weekend as a low pressure becomes a broader feature across Britain. Higher Scottish summits frequently below freezing, although a temporary thaw late Tuesday into Wednesday. Freeze-thaw cycles further south, but from Wednesday on, much colder conditions will extend south to all areas, with snow to lower slopes, most concentrated on northern and western facing mountains.

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