Trig Point on Pen-y-crug

SWC Walk 306 - Brecon Circular (via Y Gaer, Battle and Pen-y-crug)

03-May-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Central Beacons from Usk Valley

SWC Walk 306 - Brecon Circular (via Y Gaer, Battle and Pen-y-crug)

03-May-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Wall Remnants of Y Gaer (Cicucium Roman Fort)

SWC Walk 306 - Brecon Circular (via Y Gaer, Battle and Pen-y-crug)

03-May-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Central Beacons, from Battle Hill Ascent

SWC Walk 306 - Brecon Circular (via Y Gaer, Battle and Pen-y-crug)

18-Jan-18 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Pen-y-crug

SWC Walk 306 - Brecon Circular (via Y Gaer, Battle and Pen-y-crug)

18-Jan-18 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Northerly End of The Black Mountains, from Pen-y-crug

SWC Walk 306 - Brecon Circular (via Y Gaer, Battle and Pen-y-crug)

18-Jan-18 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Dan-Y-Gaer Mill

SWC Walk 306 - Brecon Circular (via Y Gaer, Battle and Pen-y-crug)

18-Jan-18 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Brecon Circular via Y Gaer Battle and Pen Y Crug walk

Lowland walk along rivers, via a Roman Fort and a low ridge to an ancient hill fort

Hiking Weather

10 Day Forecast for brecon

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Mostly dry, cold and bright to end the week.

Today:

A cold and frosty start, but a fine day in prospect with long spells of sunshine, especially in the east. Cloud will thicken across west Wales where it will begin to turn breezy. Elsewhere, light winds but feeling cold. Maximum Temperature 5C.

Tonight:

Quickly turning cold for a time in eastern Wales with a frost developing. Otherwise, becoming cloudier and windier with sporadic outbreaks of rain arriving for most through the night. Minimum Temperature -1C.

Saturday:

Rain soon turning heavy and persistent with gales, especially around coasts and hills. Feeling cold, emphasised by the strong winds. Maximum Temperature 7C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Less cold on Sunday with sunshine and showers, especially later. Risk of ice early on Monday, otherwise mainly dry. Turning windy on Tuesday with rain, perhaps becoming persistent.

Day 6 to 15

Cloud and rain should clear east early on Wednesday with sunshine and blustery showers following. The showers most frequent in the northwest and west where there is the risk of hail and thunder with some hill snow in the north. Some patchy fog may be slow to clear on Thursday with fewer showers and lighter winds. It is then likely to remain mostly unsettled through the rest of the period with spells of rain and strong winds. The heaviest rain will be in the west with eastern parts staying generally drier. With the unsettled weather temperatures are likely to be around or a little above average. However, there is a small chance of a colder and shower spell developing during Christmas week.

Day 16 to 30

The start of this period is most likely to be unsettled with the continuation of wet and windy weather pushing in from the west. Through the first half of January there is an increasing likelihood for it to turn colder bringing the increased risk of winter hazards, especially frost and fog. Some snow is also likely with temperatures expected to fall below normal. However, there is uncertainty in the timing of this change to turn colder, and it could come before the end of December.

Met Office : WL : 2018-12-14T03:26:53

Issued: 0600 on 2018-12-14 for Brecon Beacons

Today

A dry bright day with long sunny intervals, strong winds, perhaps gales later.

Summary After an overnight frost and some isolated pockets of hill fog, a fine day is expected with good sunny intervals. There will be increasing amounts of elevated cloud during the afternoon, making the sunshine hazy at times.
Chance of Cloud free tops 90%, there may be some hill fog over the highest peaks first thing but otherwise hilltops will be cloud free.
Ground conditions
Visibility Visibility will be poor in any fog but very good throughout the day otherwise, with good views across the Brecon Beacons.
Gales: Low Likelihood
Severe Chill Effect: Medium Likelihood
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Weather Clear night Sunny Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy
Rain 00% 00% <05% 10% 10% 10%
Temp (tops) -2 -2 -2 -1 -2 -2
Wind (tops) 18 18 18 18 22 24
Freezing Level 0m 0m 200m 200m 200m 200m
Day 1

A cloudy start to the day with cloud thickening and lowering as a band of rain, sleet and snow moving in from the west during the morning. Persistent rain will be a hazard, with rain turning to sleet and snow above 200m before freezing level rises above summit level later. It will continue snowing for most of the afternoon becoming heavy at times with some accumulations expected combined with the severe gales or even storm force winds it will be blizzard and whiteout conditions on the hills. Severe chill effect expected.

Ice 100m rising to 900m.
Visibility Visibility will be good in the morning falling moderate as initial precipitation moves in. Visibility will become very poor in the afternoon, during blizzards visibility may fall below 100m at times.
Wind Southeasterly mean winds 40-45mph gusts 60mph.
Temp Minus 2 Celsius (at high level)
Day 2

A bright start to the day but generally cloudy. A few breaks will develop during the morning but soon, showers will spread in, some occasionally heavy with hail and thunder. Freezing level around 900m.

Day 3

A cloudy day with some showers particularly in the afternoon, strong and gusty southerly winds. Freezing level around 900m.

Day 4

A wet and windy day expected with severe gales and outbreaks of heavy rain for most of the day.

Data: Met Office