I shall be away for a 3 day trip to North Wales at the end of this week and I can honestly say I am really looking forward to this. I shall be going with Robin of Blogpackinglight and Sean of Oookworks so am looking forward to a bit of witty banter and serious gear talk 🙂
Robin has planned the route for which I am grateful since I can turn up and be a lazy tourist 😀 . As ever, I have the connundrum of what gear to take and this of course is dictated by the weather. As per my last post, the choice of which weather website to use is many and varied!
Checking the Met Office website, the outlook looks good:
Sunshine will be more widespread on Thursday than on previous days. Winds will be light to moderate southeasterlies but could become fresh around the summits at times. Hill fog will be very isolated and it should remain dry.
Very little change from Thursday, with widespread sunny periods expected and only occasional hill fog, probably above 700 metres. Southeasterly winds will continue throughout the day and although it should be mainly dry, there is a chance of some showers.
A generally dry day with winds becoming light and variable. Eastern areas may see some cloud and hill fog, but western parts should be generally bright with some sunny periods.
The other forecasts also refer to high pressure over the coming week and a good chance of some sunshine. Cold, crisp and bright, just like Spring camping weather should be. The added bonus is that daylight hours now exceed night hours so lots of time to walk and admire the views.
The gear choice will settle down nearer Thursday when the weather forecast confirms what its likely to do. If it is indeed cold bright and mainly dry then the heavy duty winter kit will be relegated for lightweight day kit (thin layers) and a down jacket for the evenings. Whatever the weather though, I am fairly simmering with anticipation.
Good weather, good views and good company = excellent trip 🙂