Snowdonia National Park Forecast

The Snowdonia National Park.

Viewing Weather Forecast for Tuesday 9th February 2016
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 9th February 2016 at 2:00pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Broadly showery and windy. The remains of a front will bring temporarily frequent precipitation, but to the north of this (most of highland Scotland), there will be a lull in the weather - light wind and only rare showers.

Headline for Snowdonia National Park

Upland gales or near gales; snow increasingly.

How windy? (On the summits)

Westerly 30 to in afternoon 40mph and perhaps 45mph Snowdon range.

Effect of wind on you?

Considerable buffeting and significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Snow, becoming frequent afternoon

Snow and hail showers. Mostly rain below 300 or 400m. From about midday, the snow will become increasingly frequent and may rarely cease over a couple of hours in the afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive on higher areas

Cloud only clearing higher tops occasionally if at all, and patches forming below 500m near precipitation. However, away from showers, most cloud above 800m, with a few breaks to higher tops - particularly south of Bala to Barmouth.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20%, but 70% south of Bala to Barmouth

Sunshine and air clarity?

Bright sunshine and excellent visibility well inland at times, mainly morning. On western mountains and across Snowdon range, glimpses of sun and suddenly appalling visibility in snow and cloud.

How Cold? (at 900m)

-2 or -3C.

Freezing Level


Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 10th 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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