Lake District mountain area forecast
Forecast issued: 1625 on Wednesday, 22 May 2013
Overview for Thursday
Bitterly cold, with gale force winds and showers developing. A risk of seeing some wintry flurries.
High risk of Gales: Gale force north to northwesterly winds over higher ridges and summits.
High risk of Severe chill effect: High risk with temperatures sub-zero and strong winds reaching gale force on summits.
Low risk of Strong sunlight: Although feeling cold, low risk of strong sunlight during brighter spells.
No risk of Blizzards; Heavy snow; Storm force winds; Persistent extensive hill fog; Thunderstorms; Heavy persistent rain;
Weather summary and probability of precipitation for Thursday
|Dawn to 0900||Light rain showers||30-50% chance of precipitation|
|0900 to 1200||Light rain showers||10-30% chance of precipitation|
|1200 to 1500||Light rain showers||10-30% chance of precipitation|
|1500 to dusk||Light rain showers||10-30% chance of precipitation|
Detailed mountain weather forecast
Dry and bright to start, but feeling bitterly cold with strong winds reaching gale force, especially over exposed tops and ridges and considerable buffeting is to be expected. A scattering of showers will develop through the morning, continuing into the afternoon and there is a risk of seeing a few wintry flurries. Showers easing across western parts by dusk.
Generally good or very good, but reducing to poor in showers.
Occasional patches of fog down to 500m, mainly across eastern parts.
Maximum winds above 500m
Northwesterly 30-35mph with gusts reaching 50-55mph.
Valleys: Plus 3 Celsius rising to Plus 8 Celsius.
900 m: Minus 1 Celsius rising to Zero.
Freezing level: Freezing level 400m, rising to 700m by evening.
Cold and rather cloudy to start to the day, with outbreaks of rain across eastern parts. This rain soon clearing to leave a dry afternoon with brighter spells, although still feeling cool with stronger winds across summits and higher ridges.
Generally good or very good, but reducing to moderate in rain in the east.
Occasional fog to 600m across eastern parts during the morning.
Maximum winds above 500m
Northerly 30-35mph gusting 45-50mph becoming northeasterly 20-25mph gusting 30-35mph during the afternoon.
Valleys: Plus 3 Celsius rising to Plus 13 Celsius
900 m: Minus 1 Celsius rising to Plus 5 Celsius.
Freezing level: Freezing level 700m at first, rising to above the summits.
Dry and bright through the day, with some good spells of sunshine and light northwesterly winds giving pleasant walking conditions. Freezing level above the summits.
Rather cloudy, with a little rain and drizzle across northern parts during the afternoon. Light to moderate northerly winds. Freezing level above the summits.
Dull and damp, with outbreaks of rain spreading in from the west through the morning. Becoming rather windy too. Freezing level above the summits.