Snowdonia National Park Forecast
The Snowdonia National Park.
Forecast last updated on Friday 24th October 2014 at 7:07pm
Summary for all mountain areas
Upland gales strengthening, becoming severe gales Scottish Highlands. Frequent showers western Scotland, merging into constant rain, (snow higher tops). A few showers elsewhere, very few if any Wales/Peak District. Cloud shrouding most higher areas, particularly west.
Headline for Snowdonia National Park
Windy; upland gales developing. Cloud covering many hills; very little rain.
How windy? (On the summits)
Southwesterly 35, increasing to 45mph, gusts 50-55mph, strongest Snowdon range. South of Bala to Barmouth, typically 30-35mph, may increase toward 40mph.
Effect of wind on you?
Widespread buffeting on higher areas. Significant wind chill.
Showers here and there, mainly morning, otherwise substantially dry.
Cloud on the hills?
Extensive on higher areas
Cloud widely shrouding higher areas, base rarely below 500m west and 650m east. Breaks to 750 to 900m, highest east.
Chance of cloud free summits?
10% west; 30% east
Sunshine and air clarity?
Bursts of sunshine, most extensive south of Bala to Barmouth. Hazy; and extensive fog higher areas.
How Cold? (at 900m)
6C; but feeling like minus 5 to minus 8 where exposed to gale force wind.
Above the summits.
All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 26th October 2014
Upland gales or severe gales will continue on Sunday and Monday, easing slowly for a day or so from about Tuesday, before likely returning later in week. Frequent or near constant rain over western Scotland in particular will make it very wet underfoot, and many streams and rivers will flood. Elsewhere next week, rain occasionally, but amounts much less, and often mild, or very mild in England and Wales.