Mountain weather

Mourne Mountains

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Mourne Mountains Mountain weather forecast table

Confidence

High for mainly dry and settled conditions. Medium for cloud amounts from Tuesday.

This evening forecast

Sunrise:
Sunset:

Cloudy with some hill fog, the cloud tending to lift and break. Patchy light rain and drizzle dying out.

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Mountain hazards

Mountain weather hazards

Hazards apply at or above 300m, reflecting the more severe conditions which can occur at altitude.

hazard Strong sunlight
Harmful UV levels from sunlight increase with altitude giving a greater risk of sunburn and eye damage, even on some overcast days. On breezy days, the cooling effect of wind on exposed skin may disguise any feeling of sunburn until it is too late. If there is snow cover, glare increases the effect of UV rays especially on the eyes. It is advisable to wear sun block, protective clothing such as a long-sleeved top and hat and have good quality eye protection.

Mountain weather forecast

Mainly dry with some bright spells.

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Additional weather information

Meteorologist's view

Nothing further to add.

Weather

Dry overnight with patchy cloud. A mainly dry day with some bright spells, although thicker cloud could give a few spots of rain through the afternoon and evening.

Chance of cloud-free mountain/hill tops at 700m

90% for much of daylight hours, but 60% early and late in the day.

Visibility

Mostly good or very good with cloud mainly above the summits, but occasional cloud base 600 to 900m early and late in the day with visibility moderate or poor.

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Mountain weather information

Weather

Mostly cloudy with patchy light rain expected at times.

Chance of cloud-free mountain/hill tops at 700m

60%.

Maximum wind speed expected

Variable 10mph

Temperature

  • At 700m Plus 5 to 8 Celsius
  • Valley Plus 6 Celsius rising to 12 Celsius
  • Freezing level Above the summits.

Visibility

Mostly good or very good, but occasional or extensive cloud base 600 to 900m with moderate or poor visibility over the summits.

Mountain weather information

Wednesday 21 April

Sunrise:
Sunset:

Early low cloud, mist and drizzle possible. However, mainly dry with bright and sunny spells developing. Winds light or moderate from the northeast. Freezing level well down early and late in the day, but above the summits for much of daylight hours.

Thursday 22 April

Sunrise:
Sunset:

Dry with sunny or clear spells. Light or moderate east or southeast winds over the summits. Freezing level well down early and late in the day with valley frost possible, but above the summits for much of daylight hours.

Friday 23 April

Sunrise:
Sunset:

Dry with sunny or clear spells. Light or moderate east or southeast winds at height. Freezing level well down early and late in the day with valley frost possible, but above the summits for much of daylight hours.

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The Mourne Mountains include the highest mountains in Northern Ireland; the highest of these is Slieve Donard standing at 850 metres at the northeastern edge of the Mournes, overlooking Newcastle and Dundrum Bay. At the summit of Slieve Donard there is a cairn and a small stone tower, which is part of the Mourne Wall, which passes over the mountain’s southern and western shoulders.

The Mourne Wall is a 35 kilometre dry stone wall that crosses fifteen summits, constructed between 1904 and 1922 by the Belfast Water Commissioners to define and enclose the catchment area for the newly constructed Silent Valley Reservoir.v