Snowdonia National Park Forecast

The Snowdonia National Park.

Viewing Weather Forecast for Friday 24th October 2014

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Forecast last updated on Friday 24th October 2014 at 3:28pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Upland gales across Scottish Highlands, and frequent showers west, fewer east. Snow higher summits. Elsewhere, early rain will clear southwards from Wales and Pennines, followed by a lull in the wind, rare showers and a patchwork of sun.

Headline for Snowdonia National Park

Soon dry; light wind, although slowly strengthening

How windy? (On the summits)

Westerly: south of Bala to Barmouth, temporarily after dawn up to 30mph. Otherwise, 10 to 15mph a lull for a few hours, before strengthening slowly to reach 10-25mph preceding dusk.

Effect of wind on you?

Small.

How Wet?

Rain clearing southeastwards in morning

Rain will have cleared Snowdon area by or soon after dawn, and all areas by mid to late morning.

Cloud on the hills?

Lifting and breaking

Extensive cloud across the hills after dawn, although breaks to 700m eastern areas. As the ran clears, so cloud base will begin to rise, probably clearing most summits by early afternoon, but may persist above 850m western summits.

Chance of cloud free summits?

60% west and 90% east by early afternoon

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine will develop from northwest as cloud thins. Visibility becoming excellent.

How Cold? (at 900m)

7C, soon dropping to 5C from northwest

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 25th October 2014

Over the next week, frequently windy and wet Scottish Highlands, with long bouts of upland gale or severe gales, and rain (focussed on western mountains where considerable accumulation). Snow intermittently on higher summits as temperatures oscillate. Elsewhere, often fine until about Tuesday, although by Sunday, cloud will shroud higher western areas extensively. Here to winds intermittently reaching gale force higher summits, mainly north Wales northwards.

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