Snowdonia National Park Forecast

The Snowdonia National Park.

Viewing Weather Forecast for Thursday 23rd October 2014

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Forecast last updated on Wednesday 22nd October 2014 at 3:46pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Windy all mountain areas, widely gale force Cumbria northwards, strongest Scottish Highlands. Widespread low cloud, from lower slopes upwards west. Rain and drizzle, mainly west, incessant and heavy W Highlands.

Headline for Snowdonia National Park

Upland gales or near gales; drizzly rain and low cloud.

How windy? (On the summits)

South or southwesterly 35 to on higher tops in Snowdon area 40 gusts 55mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Considerable buffeting will make walking difficult where exposed on higher areas Snowdon range.

How Wet?

Rain and drizzle, mainly west

Drizzly rain on and off western hills, most persistent western slopes between Porthmadog and Snowdon. Frequently dry elsewhere, with rain only now and again.

Cloud on the hills?

Persistent & very low west

Blanket low cloud western mountains, base ranging from sometimes below 300 to 500m, lowest between Porthmadog and Snowdon. Higher bases east, and perhaps also north of the A5, where breaks to 650m or occasionally above.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Almost nil west, but 30% east

Sunshine and air clarity?

Rare sunshine eastern areas and perhaps north of the A5. Widely foggy; and hazy where below cloud.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 24th October 2014

Over the next week, Highland Scotland, frequent upland gales, often raining with cloud shrouding particularly western mountains. Snow intermittently higher summits as temperatures oscillate. Less windy and wet on mountains in England and Wales, although on Friday, rain may only slowly clear south across Wales and southern Pennines.

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