Snowdonia National Park Forecast

The Snowdonia National Park.

Viewing Weather Forecast for Wednesday 10th February 2016
Forecast last updated on Wednesday 10th February 2016 at 1:09pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Many regions dry most of the day; sunshine and broken cloud. Snow showers or flurries, mainly coastal hills in western Scotland, but across the far north may become frequent, or later set in. Scattered shower bands for western England & Wales. Chilly where exposed to wind.

Headline for Snowdonia National Park

Chilly wind, becoming fairly light. A few snow showers. Sunshine.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northwesterly 35mph around dawn, but may well soon ease, mainly 20-25mph rest of the day, occasionally less.

Effect of wind on you?

Mostly fairly small, but in exposure early morning expect significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Occasional snow or hail showers

Often dry, perhaps over many hours. A few bands of snow or hail showers will spread from the Irish Sea, locally frequent over an hour or so.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly higher areas

Cloud typically confined above 700 to 900m, mainly Snowdon range, briefly 600m near showers, but areas south from the A5, cloud well broken, often clearing higher tops.

Chance of cloud free summits?

40% north-west; 60% south.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional sunshine - most widely south of Bala to Barmouth. The air very clear. Fog may linger some higher tops.

How Cold? (at 900m)

-3C; but where directly exposed to strongest wind, will feel like -15C.

Freezing Level

550m inland, to 650m coastal hills; frost some valleys in morning.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 11th February 2016

Mountain terrain will be largely frozen until about next Tuesday (16th) - resulting in consolidation of present snow. Further snow will fall from time to time, mostly as clusters of showers in coastal areas, but overall frequently dry - and there will be areas of bright sunshine. Upland winds will occasionally reach gale force, but generally speeds will be considerably lower that recently.

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