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Lake District: forecast pressure

Monday, 21 April 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 0202 on Monday, 21 April 2014

Overview for Monday

A dry day with plenty of sunshine, but with strong winds across the fells.

Hazards Risk Explanation
Blizzards No Risk  
Heavy snow No Risk  
Storm force winds No Risk  
Gales Medium Strong gusts likely through the day, particularly over exposed peaks and ridges.
Severe chill effect Medium Strong winds will add to the chill effect. Protective clothing is advised.
Persistent and extensive hill fog Medium Hill fog early morning will be persistent down to 500m.
Thunderstorms No Risk  
Heavy persistent rain No Risk  
Strong Sunlight Medium Sunshine during the day will be strong at times. Sun protection is advised.

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Detailed mountain weather forecast: Lake District

Monday

Weather

Sunny intervals throughout the day, making pleasant conditions at lower heights, but the strong winds may make conditions difficult across the summits and it will feel cold compared to valley/low level temperatures.

Visibility

Overall good across the park, with exception to the hill fog.

Hill fog

Occasional hill fog down to 400m during the early hours of Monday morning. Hill fog will then return during the evening becoming occasional to 400m again.

Maximum winds above 500m

Northeasterly 35-40mph, gusting 50-55mph, easing slightly by evening and becoming easterly 25-30mph, with gusts of 45-50mph.

Temperature

Valleys Plus 8 Celsius, rising up to plus 17 Celsius, before falling down to plus 7 Celsius.
900 m Around plus 9 Celsius.
Freezing level Freezing level above the summits.

Tuesday

Weather

Dry with perhaps some sunny spells at first, but it will become cloudy in the afternoon with rain at times. Hill fog through the day will bring navigational difficulties.

Visibility

Overall good, but moderate in the rain and very poor in the hill fog.

Hill fog

Periods down to 700m throughout the day. Occasional to 400m during the morning and then again in the evening.

Maximum winds above 500m

Easterly 20-25mph, with gusts up to 35-40mph.

Temperature

Valleys Plus 7 Celsius, rising up to plus 15 Celsius, before falling down to plus 8 Celsius.
900 m Around plus 7 Celsius.
Freezing level Freezing level above the summits.

Outlook

Wednesday

A generally cloudy day with showers throughout. These showers may be heavy and thundery during the afternoon. Light easterly winds, becoming southerly during the afternoon. Freezing level above the summits.

Thursday

Another cloudy day with showers for most, perhaps heavy at times. Light variable winds throughout the day. Freezing level above the summits.

Friday

Dry with some clear or bright spells at first, with perhaps some showers coming in during the afternoon. Light north or northeasterly winds. Freezing level above the summits.

Latest: 20/04/2014 14:16 Helvellyn summit at 1215 Sunday 20 April. The majority of the fells are now snow-free, although some isolated patches of snow still remain above 850m and now thawing fast. All these patches are avoidable, in sheltered hollows and on north through to east facing aspects. Helvellyn, with its large east face, retains the greatest coverage of snow but both Striding and Swirral Edges are now free of snow. The milder temperatures have weakened the cornices and snow slopes that exist above some east facing slopes so it's best to keep away from the snow along such edges. Although the wind on the summit topped at 24mph, on descent the gusts got up to 52mph. Despite Spring like weather in the valleys conditions on the summit are cool and windy and conditions can change quickly. Walkers should carry extra clothing and waterproofs. During this week the windchill has been as low as minus 6.5 degrees Celsius. Temp plus 6.3 Deg C. Max Wind Speed 24 mph. Wind Chill Minus 1.6 Deg C. Avg Wind Speed 12.1 mph. .

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