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Ground Conditions

Reported on Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Time: At the summit around 1100
Snow above: minimal bits near the summit
Route taken: Miners' path, PyG path
Next report: Friday 19-4-2024

Coming and going

Conditions
No significant snow was seen on the mountain anywhere today. There were some minimal bits near the summit, but they were not enough to cause any difficulty whatsoever.

New snow or ice remains possible this week (see 'Additional Information' below).

A cloudy day with a strong breeze, becoming sunnier in the afternoon.

Essential equipment
Seasonally appropriate walking equipment, including lighting (such as a head torch).

Carrying snow goggles (such as ski goggles) will protect the eyes from cold winds and wind driven snow, making it easier to see in order to travel more safely on the mountain.

Carrying an ice axe and some form of crampons will give options to stay safe on the mountain if snow or ice develops (see below).

Additional information
On the Tuesday of the report, the forecast suggests that the temperature on the summit will be below freezing through Wednesday and into Thursday morning, but that it will be close to, or above freezing after this. Temperatures on the summit are forecast to be as low as -3˚C on Wednesday (feeling as low as -12˚C). Even when the temperature is above freezing it can still feel very cold.

With temperatures forecast to be below freezing on the summit, and showers at times, some snow or ice may develop on Wednesday. If this happens, any snow that takes hold is likely to continue on the mountain into at least Thursday, and possibly until the next report on Friday.

A morning ray of hope
A morning ray of hope
Bwlch Glas
Bwlch Glas
About as much 'snow' as was seen today
About as much 'snow' as was seen today
Summit flecks
Summit flecks
Wind on Glaslyn
Wind on Glaslyn
The summit re-appears
The summit re-appears

Forecast

4  Hazards
Tomorrow, Thu
Poor Visibility
Gales
Severe Chill Effect
Strong Sunlight

Warden's Notice

Posted on Thursday, December 21, 2023

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Temperature

-2 °C
Ambient

Rising

Sunset

19:21
Today, Wed
Sunrise: 05:09 then 14 hours of daylight

Summit Cafe

Closed
For the winter

Webcam

17/04, 21:48

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