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
Sunday 29th May 2022
Last updated Sat 28th May 22 at 2:27PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Chilly northerly winds, mostly fairly light, will bring a few showers, of snow higher areas Scottish Highlands, but the risk of heavier showery rain to Wales - mainly South Wales. Patches of sun, although extensive cloud overall.

Headline for Brecon Beacons

Light wind; areas of showery rain. Chilly.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northerly or variable, 10mph or less.

Effect of the wind on you?

Negligible

How Wet?

Areas of showers, small chance lightning

Patches of showery rain will drift across mid Wales and from about midday south Wales. Some of the rain will then become heavy, with hail and small risk thunder. As the rain drifts only slowly, total rain will vary, with some areas having little whilst nearby constant for an hour or two.

Cloud on the hills?

Intermittently forming on higher areas

Varied cloud base, as banks of low cloud come and go, particularly morning east Wales and then during rain. In places patches below 450m. However, there will be periods when most or all summits clear.

Chance of cloud free summits?

50%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine at times, but overall extensive cloud. Later in afternoon sunshine will gradually extend inland from Cardigan Bay. The air very clear, but visibility poor in rain.

How Cold? (at 750m)

4C rising to 7C.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Brecon Beacons
Monday 30th May 2022
Last updated Sat 28th May 22 at 2:27PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Westerly mostly 15mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small

How Wet?

Showers, mainly well inland

Risk one or two showers morning. Showers may become more extensive afternoon, most likely east Wales.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly very little

Cloud base will rise above the summits a few hours after dawn, although fragments may return near showers.

Chance of cloud free summits?

80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patches of sunshine, particularly spreading gradually inland from Cardigan Bay through afternoon. Very good visibility.

How Cold? (at 750m)

4C.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Brecon Beacons
Tuesday 31st May 2022
Last updated Sat 28th May 22 at 2:27PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Westerly 15mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small.

How Wet?

Showers

Isolated showers, although during the afternoon becoming dry most or all of west Wales. However, watch for the possibility of a band (a few miles wide) of showery rain east Wales.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly clearing in the afternoon

Overall, expect fog to cover higher areas in the morning, before gradually clearing most or all summits.

Chance of cloud free summits?

70%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patches of sun morning. During the afternoon bright sunshine will extend inland from off Cardigan Bay. The air very clear.

How Cold? (at 750m)

7C

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

Relatively low temperatures on the mountains until later in the week; particularly on the Scottish highlands where higher tops will frequently be near freezing point. Showers, some heavy and thundery, giving hail and on higher tops snow, will be widespread, particularly in the afternoons, when in some areas they will merge to give a few hours of precipitation with risk thunder. Signs of a few warmer drier days toward or into next weekend.