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Is Pen-y-Fan snowsure?

The snowiest week in Pen-y-Fan is week 2 of December. There are typically 0.8 snowy days during this week with 4cm of snowfall. Check out the Pen-y-Fan Snow History graphs below. Select any week of the year to see the typical Ski Conditions, Snowfall Amount and Temperature based on nowcast weather data over the last 11 years.

Average monthly snow in Pen-y-Fan

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December2cm0.7 days
January2cm0.9 days
February2cm1.1 days
March2cm0.8 days
April0cm0.2 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Pen-y-Fan during August (week 1):

The average snowfall forecast during week 1 of August for Pen-y-Fan is 0 cm. There are typically 0.0 snowy days during this week. Pen-y-Fan prevailing weather and snow conditions during the first week of August at the middle elevation of the ascent of the mountain at 495m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the typical freezing level (2985m) is a long way above the middle elevation of Pen-y-Fan. is extemely unlikely in Pen-y-Fan at the start of August whereas rain is common. Expect to get rained on during 4 or 5 days at this time of year. Typical temperatures are well above freezing both night and day at the middle elevation in Pen-y-Fan during week one of August with the average afternoon temperature 13.9°C and the minimum temperature 12.5°C. On average, a couple of days per week will have some sunshine. Mostly light winds (average 19km/h) but there is a 50% chance that the mean wind speed will be greater than more than 30km/h one day.


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Pen-y-Fan and (2007 – 2018).

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Summer

Pen-y-Fan

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Pen-y-Fan and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
Summer

Bluebird Powder Day
(Fresh snow, mostly sunny, light wind)
Powder Day
(Fresh snow, limited sun, any wind)
Bluebird Day
(Average snow, mostly sunny, light wind)
Very windy days
(>30km/h)

The most cherished days on the mountain in Pen-y-Fan are Bluebird Powder days when it is mostly sunny with light winds following very recent snowfall. Poorer weather conditions may prevail on Powder days when the visibility can be limited but the snow is significantly deep and fresh for keen powder-hounds. Bluebird days can suit many skiers that aren’t necessarily hunting powder but want to enjoy the snowy mountains in sunnier conditions and light winds.


Average Snowfall in

Graph showing the average precipitation (snow/rain) in Pen-y-Fan and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
Summer

Snowfall amount
(bar chart)
Days with significant snowfall.
(>5cm)
Days with significant rainfall.
(>5mm)

The snowiest weeks of the year in Pen-y-Fan are shown but also bear in mind the number of days that it typically snows each week if you want regular fresh tracks. The risk of a rainy day is shown but be sure to switch between elevations to see if lower lifts are rain affected or higher lifts remain snowy despite any rain further down the mountain.


Average Temperature in

Graph showing the average temperature and freezing level at Pen-y-Fan and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
Summer

Average temperature
Maximum
Minimum
Temperatures
Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
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The highest and lowest temperatures averaged for each week of the year in Pen-y-Fan are shown. Check out the risk of freze-thaw conditions prevailing at different elevations for any given week. We also show the extremes of temperature (blue/red dots) that reveal the chance of unusually warm or cold conditions.