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Free Weather Forecast For Walkers in the Mountains of Wales


A new, free, weather forecast for hill walkers and climbers in Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons was launched on 2nd October 2003 at Plas y Brenin, National Mountain Centre, Capel Curig North Wales.
The forecast, called Mountain Weather Wales, will consist of detailed information on the conditions in the mountains such as wind speed, visibility and temperature.
The launch was carried out by Welsh Assembly Sports Minister Alan Pugh and BBC Wales weatherman, Derek Brockway. (Daily Post report October 2003)

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Mountains can be inhospitable and dangerous places for the ill prepared. From one hour to the next, from one hill to the next, they can exhibit a dramatic variation in weather conditions.
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Whether it's a well-planned expedition or a spur of the moment decision to go to the hills, it is important to check the forecast. The consequences of changes in the weather, expected or otherwise, can make a day's outing enjoyable and memorable, or potentially dangerous. News reports of accidents involving walkers, climbers and skiers are all too frequent, and the weather often plays a significant part.
The Met Office's highly trained team of experts produce a range of weather forecast services to help people make the most of the outdoors — safely. Mountains stand in the way of six main types of airflow, each having its own characteristics and, in turn, the mountains also influence these airflows. No matter from which direction the air comes, if it meets a range of hills it will have to do one of two things: either find a way through the valleys or be forced over the top ...........................more mountain safety information >>

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