Brecon Beacons

Includes all higher summits in the southern half of Wales: the Bannau Brycheiniog / Brecon Beacons National Park, southern Cambrian Mountains and highest Preseli hills.

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Viewing Forecast For

Brecon Beacons
Tuesday 23rd April 2024
Last updated Mon 22nd Apr 24 at 4:30PM

Summary for all mountain areas

A cold northerly breeze - notable chill factor on the tops, particularly eastern areas. Feeling pleasant where sheltered in the sunshine, especially by afternoon, best in western Scotland. Most places dry all day, low risk of a brief light shower or flurry. Early showers clearing south across Wales.

Headline for Brecon Beacons

Chilly winds. Showers for a time, becoming sunnier.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northerly, 20 to 25mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Considerable wind chill over higher terrain. Blustery over exposed areas, may affect comfortable walking.

How Wet?

Occasional showers clearing

Scattered showery rain early morning clearing southwards and fading out to be mostly dry middle of day into the afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly little or lifting above tops

Patches of cloud around some higher slopes in the morning. Bases rising, most cloud above the hills by middle of day.

Chance of cloud free summits?

70% rising above 90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Broken cloud and increasing amounts of sun; beware sunburn afternoon. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 750m)

1 to 3C, coldest in east in morning. Wind chill feeling like -5 to -8C on tops.

Freezing Level

Close to freezing on higher eastern tops in the morning, lifting marginally just above summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Brecon Beacons
Wednesday 24th April 2024
Last updated Mon 22nd Apr 24 at 4:30PM

How windy? (On the summits)

North to northeasterly 15 to 20mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small effect on walking. Feeling chilly in the wind, but pleasant where sheltered in the sun.

How Wet?

Occasional showers

One or two brief showers, a flurry of soft hail or snow.

Cloud on the hills?

Little if any

Brief patches near some higher tops around local showers.

Chance of cloud free summits?

90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Broken cloud and sun. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 750m)

1C rising to 4C. Wind chill feels like -5C on tops in morning, still sub-zero in afternoon.

Freezing Level

Frost in sheltered valleys and some upper cols at first. Otherwise above freezing to higher tops.

Viewing Forecast For

Brecon Beacons
Thursday 25th April 2024
Last updated Mon 22nd Apr 24 at 4:30PM

How windy? (On the summits)

West to northwesterly, 15 to 25mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Fairly small effect on walking, but continued notable wind chill on hills.

How Wet?

Showers developing

A few showers near to coasts in the morning, then forming more widely inland with time, possible hail, plus snow flurries over higher terrain.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly above hills

Fragments of cloud forming locally around some slopes in the morning, but soon lifting above the tops.

Chance of cloud free summits?

80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Variable cloud and sun, best in morning. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 750m)

3 to 5C. Wind chill feeling like -4C.

Freezing Level

Near freezing sheltered higher areas and valleys at first. Otherwise above freezing to tops.

Planning Outlook

Northerly breezes continue into midweek, feeling distinctly chilly over higher terrain - temperatures will fluctuate from below freezing in the morning, to a few degrees above into the afternoon for a few days - coldest toward the east and northeast. Sunny spells with excellent visibility, mixed with scattered brief showers or snow flurries. Lowering pressure Thursday into Friday, turning more widely showery again with hail and snow on some hills, but winds fairly light. A risk of a rain system spiraling across Britain over the weekend, upland snow for a time, accompanied by stronger east to southeasterly winds.