Friday, 19 December 2014

Round Two of F3F Winter League weather call on hold

Hi All

Hmmmm.... It's one those calls you just really don't know what to do! I have visited quite a few  weather sites and  they are all giving rain, but coming in at a different times of day. Some are suggesting it being in as early as 10:00 am, with a chance of a break in the afternoon and some suggesting mid to late afternoon.

Mild moist air coming in from the South West this time of year usually means clag on the westerly slopes on the Bwlch. That said if it clear with the wind speeds predicted it could be quite good on Mickey's. May be the bigger question is that will it stay clear for us to get three rounds in?

If I was pushed to make a decision right now I don't think we will get enough to get three rounds and would call it off, but with quite a bit of a contradiction between the various weather site I suggest we hold and I will make a call by midday tomorrow. Hopefully by then will have a clearer pictures.

All the best


Mountain Weather forecast - Brecon Beacons National Park
Sunday 21st December
Cloud will quickly increase from the west with patchy rain or drizzle affecting the range through the early hours. Wind and rain will gradually increase throughout the day, rain becoming persistent and heavy at times. Cloud bases will gradually lower through the day, with widespread hill fog expected in the afternoon, especially for western slopes.
Good, becoming moderate in rain, poor in heavy rain or drizzle and very poor in hill fog.
Hill Fog
Cloud bases gradually lowering to 300m through the afternoon, particularly across western facing slopes.
Max wind above 400m
Westerly 30-35mph, increasing 45-55mph.
Plus 4 Celsius, becoming plus 11 Celsius.
Plus 3 Celsius increasing plus 5 Celsius.
Freezing level:
Above the summits.
Issued at: 1548 on Fri 19 Dec 2014

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