Fan Fechan Moraine at bottom of Fan Hir Escarpment

SWC Walk 86 Fan Brycheiniog and Fan Foel (The Black Mountain)

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Wild Hill Ponies (on Cefn Disgwylfa) [off-route]

SWC Walk 86 Fan Brycheiniog and Fan Foel (The Black Mountain)

11-Oct-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Fan Fechan (Glacial Moraine) at bottom of Fan Hir Escarpment

SWC Walk 86 Fan Brycheiniog and Fan Foel (The Black Mountain)

11-Oct-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Fan Foel from Fan Brycheiniog

SWC Walk 86 Fan Brycheiniog and Fan Foel (The Black Mountain)

11-Oct-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Black Mountain (Fan Brycheiniog and Fan Foel) from Glyntawe walk

A strenous start then easy route finding along a glacial ridge through wild upland scenery to one of the highest peaks in the Brecon Beacons National Park with spectacular views.

Hiking Weather

10 Day Forecast for Glyntawe

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Warm with sunny spells today and tomorrow.

Today:

A fine, dry and sunny start, and it will stay much the same through the day. The winds will be light, so it will be feeling warm in the sunshine. Maximum Temperature 24C.

Tonight:

Skies will turn cloudier into the evening. Overnight there may be a few outbreaks of rain across parts of South Wales. Minimum Temperature 9C.

Thursday:

Sunny spells through the day, with a risk of rain in south Wales, which may affect central and North Wales later in the day. Maximum Temperature 20C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday early outbreaks of rain possible; clearing to leave a fine day with sunny spells. Saturday and Sunday mainly warm and sunny, but risk of thunderstorms, especially in the south.

Day 6 to 15

The Bank Holiday weekend will be mostly fine and sunny, after any early mist and fog has cleared. Scattered thunderstorms could affect southern and central areas at times however, with mist and low cloud possibly affecting the east coast. It will very warm or hot in the south and west, but often much cooler near eastern coasts. There will also be a brisk easterly wind across southern areas. Similar conditions will prevail into next week, but some longer spells of heavy, thundery rain may move northwards into central parts. Into the beginning of June confidence is low, but it will most likely remain overall drier and warmer than average. However there will be an increasing chance of more unsettled, cooler conditions developing.

Day 16 to 30

For the beginning of June there is low confidence in the type of weather pattern expected across the UK. Conditions are likely to become generally more unsettled as we head towards the middle of the month, with periods of rain or showers being more frequent and widespread. There will still be some more settled spells at times, these most likely in the south and southeast. Temperatures will probably be near or slightly above normal, but there is continued potential for further very warm spells.

Met Office : WL : 2018-05-23T02:10:56

Issued: 0600 on 2018-05-23 for Brecon Beacons

Today

Warm, sunny and dry across the Brecon Beacons.

Summary It will be a fine, sunny and warm day across the Brecon Beacons, with only a light breeze. However some high cloud could build in from the east late in the day, and one or two very isolated showers are possible by midnight.
Chance of Cloud free tops 100%, with largely cloud free skies expected until the evening. Cloud that does build in later will remain well above the tops.
Ground conditions
Visibility Distant hills will be visible, with some good to very good views from the summits. Furthest hills are likely to be a little hazy however.
Strong Sunlight: High likelihood
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Weather Sunny Sunny Sunny Sunny Sunny Partly cloudy (night)
Rain 00% 00% 00% 00% 00% 20%
Temp (tops) 8 9 13 15 15 13
Wind (tops) 13 13 12 12 14 16
Freezing Level 1800m 1900m 2000m 2000m 2000m 2100m
Day 1

Areas of high cloud are expected to spread westwards during the early hours of Thursday, bringing an increasing risk of a few heavy showers during the morning. A few morning sunny spells are likely in places, however cloud will continue to thicken after dawn and rain could turn persistent for a time, with a risk of thunder. This rain is likely to ease later in the day, with some brighter spells possible, although isolated showers will remain possible throughout.

Ice Above the summits
Visibility Good, perhaps a slight haze but good views across the surrounding area. However this reducing to moderate in any showers.
Wind Easterly 20mph, occasionally gusting 30mph
Temp 12 Celsius (at high level)
Day 2

Remaining rather cloudy, with many summits obscured and a few outbreaks of drizzle possible at first. However cloud is likely to break into the afternoon, with some warm sunny spells developing.

Day 3

Overnight cloud and mist will soon clear, to leave a fine day with plenty of sunshine, although a little breezier than recent times across the tops. However it will turn very warm and humid.

Day 4

Another sunny, very warm and humid day is expected, although remaining a little breezy at times.

Data: Met Office