Brecon Beacons

Includes all higher summits in the southern half of Wales, including highest point in Preseli Hills.

Click here to download the latest PDF Last Updated Tue 11th Aug 20 at 3:44PM Last Updated Tuesday 11th August 2020 at 3:44PM
View our low-graphics version Last Updated Tue 11th Aug 20 at 3:44PM Last Updated Tuesday 11th August 2020 at 3:44PM

Viewing Forecast For

Brecon Beacons
Wednesday 12th August 2020
Last updated Tuesday 11th August 2020 at 3:44 PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Very warm or hot by afternoon and very high humidity - anticipate dehydration and possible sunburn. Scattered thunderstorms will drift about slowly, mainly England and Wales, bringing locally torrential rain.

Headline for Brecon Beacons

Very warm indeed with hazy sunshine; threat thunderstorms.

How windy? (On the summits)

South or southeasterly, 10mph or less.

Effect of the wind on you?

Negligible.

How Wet?

Risk thunderstorms

Scattered thunderstorms at any time, will give locally heavy or torrential rain.

Cloud on the hills?

Summits frequently cloud free

After dawn: very varied; some fog lower slopes and valleys whilst in other areas fog higher up, and some summits above low cloud. All or nearly all summits will clear by mid morning, although banks of fog returning to some areas in and after rain.

Chance of cloud free summits?

80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Hazy sunshine, although cloud will come and go. Hazy, and visibility very poor in heavy rain.

How Cold? (at 750m)

19C.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Brecon Beacons
Thursday 13th August 2020
Last updated Tuesday 11th August 2020 at 3:44 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Northeast or easterly generally 20 to perhaps locally 30mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly fairly small.

How Wet?

Areas of thundery rain

Thunderstorms will continue to drift about, in places giving little rain, whilst in other areas the rain may well be heavy or torrential for a couple of hours.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive, particularly east

Confidence low. Broadly, will improve particularly west Wales, after banks of fog from valleys up post dawn. Nevertheless, throughout day, cloud may come and go above 400m east Wales and 750m west Wales.

Chance of cloud free summits?

40%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Pockets of hazy sunshine, mainly west Wales. Starting very hazy. The visibility may improve considerable, particularly Brecon Beacons through the day.

How Cold? (at 750m)

17C.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Brecon Beacons
Friday 14th August 2020
Last updated Tuesday 11th August 2020 at 3:44 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

East or northeasterly 15mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small.

How Wet?

Thundery downpours

Thunderstorms and areas of rain will drift about slowly, bringing a mix of pockets of light rain, but also patches of heavy or torrential rain.

Cloud on the hills?

Summits clearing intermittently

Ribbons of fog from some valleys up after dawn, extensive some higher areas. Nevertheless, some summits cloud free (in places above the fog). Will vary during the day as rain comes and goes, at times cloud filling in from lower slopes up, but particularly W Wales, sometimes clearing.

Chance of cloud free summits?

30%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional sunshine. Continuing hazy or very hazy; visibility very poor in heavy rain.

How Cold? (at 750m)

16C.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

Remaining warm and particularly England and Wales humid. However, thundery rain will become mostly confined to Wales, whilst the Scottish Highlands are extensively dry. Overall extensive sunshine, although banks of very low cloud, mainly more eastern mountains, including those in east Wales. A change to wetter and gradually less warm conditions across Britain is likely early next week.