Brecon Beacons Forecast

Viewing Weather Forecast for Monday 22nd October 2018

Also includes all higher summits in southern half of Wales.

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Forecast last updated on Sunday 21st October 2018 at 4:15pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Westerly gales across the Highlands all day, becoming storm force. Rain (initially snow on tops), will rarely cease on western coastal hills in NW Scotland. Low cloud filling in across the W/NW Highlands. Otherwise largely dry. Least wind Wales, but increasing N England.

Headline for Brecon Beacons

Dry and sunny. Wind mostly light.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northerly 20mph morning, perhaps 25-30mph post-dawn, but dropping to 15mph or less by midday. By evening, northwesterly 20mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Mostly small by mid-morning onward.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Rain not expected

Cloud on the hills?

Hills widely clear

Chance of cloud free summits?

Almost certain

Sunshine?
Air clarity (below cloud)

Extensive sunshine. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 750m)

4C

Freezing Level

Above the summits. Slight frost at dawn some valleys.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 23rd October 2018

A strong area of high pressure lies west of the British Isles early this week. A prevailing west to northwesterly flow, with prolonged gales over Scottish mountains. Rain frequent or persistent NW Scotland, but largely dry elsewhere. Later in the week, a switch to northerly winds will bring widely much colder air across the UK. Dropping below freezing point on the Munros, and highest tops in England & Wales by Friday and the weekend. Expect upland gales and severe wind chill. Showers focused on north-facing hills will give a covering of snow on the hills. Away from showers, the air will be very clear.