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Weather in the Brecon Beacons

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Mountain Safety Guidelines:
In Emergency call 999 or 112 (mobile phone) and ask for Mountain Rescue

  • Be Well Equipped.

  • Check the weather forecast the day before and observe the weather patterns throughout the day.

  • Keep a regular check on your location  

  • In bad weather keep close together as a group.

  • Have several escape routes in mind.

  • Keep and eye on your companions for signs of hypothermia

Weather Guidelines:

The three mountain ranges that constitute the Brecon Beacons National Park are green and pleasant and this can give a false sense of security. The weather can range rapidly during the course of a day. This can make a big difference to your safety particularly if you are ill equipped and or inexperienced. Watch the Weather ! Mist, snow falling,  rain or wind can quickly confuse your sense of direction. If you are poorly dressed for bad weather exposure or hypothermia can rapidly deplete your concentration and energy. Loss of consciousness and even rapid death can occur. 
Get well equipped ! walking boots, waterproofs, first aid kit, map & compass even supplementary umbrella's for your lunch stop !! Be prepared for a sudden change in the weather. Consult our Safety in the Mountains Guide by clicking here.

symptoms of hypothermia to look out for include :

  • fatigue, 

  • uncontrollable shivering, 

  • stumbling, 

  • slurred speech, 

  • uncharacteristic aggression, and confusion.

Consult a weather forecast prior to walking. If possible check the weather early the same day. But also look out during the day for local weather patterns which may differ from the forecast and can change rapidly in the hills.  The links below offer a range of information of varying quality try them out and pick the one best for you.

  • Check locally when you arrive as to the best source of information for local weather forecasts.

Weather Links:




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