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Brecon Beacons Forecast

Brecon Beacons

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

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Viewing Forecast For

Brecon Beacons
Saturday 16th January 2021
Last updated Friday 15th January 2021 at 3:27 PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Windy, particularly Scottish Highlands, where widespread upland gales. Fog will be very extensive on western mountains. Freezing level will have risen on most mountains, nevertheless, showery precipitation will be of snow on nearly all higher areas.

Headline for Brecon Beacons

Windy at times. Fog becoming confined to higher areas. Occasional rain.

How windy? (On the summits)

West or northwesterly, 25 to on higher tops occasionally 30mph; a brief lull at first.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly fairly small although will impede ease of walking on higher areas.

How Wet?

Showers

Morning: Overnight rain, or on highest tops snow, will soon ease to showers; these very frequent western mountains. Afternoon: fewer showers, progressively dying out more or less completely by late afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Blanket fog, covering even lower hills morning

Cloud extensive across the hills all day. Typically cloud base 350 to 500m but 500 to locally 700m east Wales. There will be a slow rise in base in the afternoon.

Chance of cloud free summits?

10% rising to 30%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Glimpses of sun developing, mainly east Wales. Hazy, and visibility poor in precipitation.

How Cold? (at 750m)

2C.

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Viewing Forecast For

Brecon Beacons
Sunday 17th January 2021
Last updated Friday 15th January 2021 at 3:27 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

West or northwesterly 20 to locally 25mph

Effect of the wind on you?

Fairly small.

How Wet?

Precipitation unlikely

Small risk isolated snow flurries - or rain lower slopes.

Cloud on the hills?

Frequently covering higher areas

Cloud base will vary, mostly 700 to 900m generally highest east Wales.

Chance of cloud free summits?

70%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patches of sun, most widely east Wales. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 750m)

0C

Freezing Level

800m

Viewing Forecast For

Brecon Beacons
Monday 18th January 2021
Last updated Friday 15th January 2021 at 3:27 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly 20 or 25mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Fairly small.

How Wet?

Little or perhaps no rain

Frequently or completely dry, although increasingly risk of intermittent rain spreading northeast in afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly confined to higher tops

Cloud base typically 600 to 850m, although in rain, will lower to 300 to 450m.

Chance of cloud free summits?

70%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patches of sunshine; may give way as high level cloud thickens. Mostly very good visibility.

How Cold? (at 750m)

2C

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

Precipitation will fall at some stage most days over the next week or two; mostly falling as snow on the mountains - although rain England and Wales early next week. On the Scottish Highlands, terrain will be persistently frozen. Often windy with extensive upland gales.