The weather has a dramatic affect on the landscape of Llŷn,
not only filling our streams and rivers with rainwater, but
eroding the hills and shaping our beaches by wind and wave
power as well as creating stunning views with sun and cloud
combinations, including sunrises over the mountains of
mid-Wales and sunsets over the Irish Sea.
The landscape also has an affect on the weather though,
our relatively small hills are often only enough to create
the odd bits of cloud out of the prevailing south-westerly,
and often moist airflow. In contrast, the higher mountains
of Snowdonia push the warm air further up into the
atmosphere and lead to the formation of rain bearing clouds.
Sometimes the hills along the peninsula trap the cloud,
often splitting the weather on Llŷn into two, between the
north and south coasts.
You can find out more about our fascinating micro-climate
in the sections to the right...
A snow storm heads for Pwllheli. Snow is quite rare on Llŷn.