Snowdonia National Park

Includes all summits in the the northern half of Wales from Plynlimon northwards.

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Viewing Forecast For

Snowdonia National Park
Thursday 27th January 2022
Last updated Wed 26th Jan 22 at 3:23PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Windy. Low cloud and patches of rain will clear southward across Wales. Otherwise, a drop in freezing level will bring snow showers to Scotland (mainly west and north), and bursts of sun. Although a rise in cloud base, most western mountains will remain shrouded in cloud.

Headline for Snowdonia National Park

Risk of the odd shower; cloud extensive on the hills, especially morning.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northwesterly 25 to 35mph, risk 40mph temporarily after dawn.

Effect of the wind on you?

Be prepared for very gusty conditions with considerable wind chill and buffeting.

How Wet?

Early patchy rain, then extensively dry.

A little rain late in night will be clearing from north at or soon after dawn. Otherwise, isolated if any brief showers (giving sleet highest tops).

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive after dawn. Will improve but not clear highest tops.

Extensive fog from dawn, bases around 300-600m, highest mid Wales. However, will gradually improve during morning from north as cloud base rises to fluctuate between 550m and 800m, perhaps clearing higher tops in east Wales.

Chance of cloud free summits?

10% rising to 30%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patches of sun, mainly east Wales, developing by midday. Fairly murky conditions at first, but visibility becoming very good by midday.

How Cold? (at 900m)

3C, slowly dropping toward 1C

Freezing Level

Falling close to highest tops later in day.

Viewing Forecast For

Snowdonia National Park
Friday 28th January 2022
Last updated Wed 26th Jan 22 at 3:23PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Gusty westerly winds increasing post dawn to 30mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Walking will be impacted by the wind and may feel uncomfortable to those not accustomed to higher wind speeds.

How Wet?

Mostly dry

Dry morning but increasing chance of rain on some summits, mainly Snowdon range, in the afternoon. It will remain dry further east.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive near west coast

Extensive cloud from lower slopes upwards on coastal mountains exposed in Snowdonia. Cloud base will rise progressively inland; the Berwyn Hills are likely to be cloud free.

Chance of cloud free summits?

50%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Hazy when not in cloud with little or no sunshine.

How Cold? (at 900m)

2C.

Freezing Level

Above summits

Viewing Forecast For

Snowdonia National Park
Saturday 29th January 2022
Last updated Wed 26th Jan 22 at 3:23PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Low confidence of timing of frontal system. Upland gales, westerly 30-50mph. Perhaps easing later.

Effect of the wind on you?

Difficult and serious walking conditions where exposed to wind. Gusts may throw you off balance.

How Wet?

Showery in the west

Pockets of drizzle and rain will persist for most of the day before a band of rain arrives later on. Timing uncertain.

Cloud on the hills?

Low cloud in west

Cloud down to lower slopes, especially in western mountains. Cloud base will be higher inland and then lower as the front arrives.

Chance of cloud free summits?

40%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Cloudy or dull; mostly good visibility east Wales, but misty for periods west.

How Cold? (at 900m)

5C dropping to 2C

Freezing Level

Above summits

Planning Outlook

Westerly winds, sometimes exceeding gale force at least in Scotland will continue until into next month. There will be frequent rainfall on western mountains; copious on the W & NW Highlands, where as temperatures oscillate, there will be both rain and snow - over time, the snow accumulation on the Munros. Further south, only occasionally will freezing levels be low, with most precipitation as rain. There remains uncertainty later Sunday (30th) when a small low may bring significant snow to the Scottish Highlands.