Lake District mountain area forecast
Forecast issued: 0238 on Friday, 6 December 2013
Overview for Friday
Cold and dry at first, becoming cloudy with snow turning to rain later.
Medium risk of Severe chill effect: Mainly a risk in the morning hours, due to strong winds combining with low temperatures.
Low risk of Gales: Exposed ridges could still see gusts 50mph in the first couple of hours of the day.
Low risk of Persistent extensive hill fog: Cloud moving in from afternoon causes hill fog which will cause navigational difficulties.
No risk of Blizzards; Heavy snow; Storm force winds; Thunderstorms; Heavy persistent rain; Strong sunlight;
Weather summary and probability of precipitation for Friday
|Dawn to 0900||Sunny||0% chance of precipitation|
|0900 to 1200||Sunny intervals||30% chance of precipitation|
|1200 to 1500||Cloudy||40% chance of precipitation|
|1500 to dusk||Light snow||50-70% chance of precipitation|
Detailed mountain weather forecast
A cold day to come. But it will be mainly dry to start, although there is a small risk of a snow shower at times. It will also be rather windy at first, and along with low temperatures this may make exposure and hypothermia a concern, but these soon ease through the morning. Cloud moves in from the west towards the end of the afternoon bringing with it some snow, which turns to rain later in the evening.
Generally very good, or even excellent at times, but falling to poor, perhaps even very poor in rain and snow.
Generally nil, but with occasional patches down to 600m in any snow showers. As cloud moves in the afternoon there will be persistent hill fog down to 700m with periods down 400m.
Maximum winds above 500m
Northwesterly 25-30mph with gusts up to 50mph at first, easing to 15mph. Backing westerly 20-25mph gusts 35mph.
Valleys: Minus 1 rising to plus 3 Celsius, falling to zero Celsius later.
900 m: Minus 4 Celsius rising to plus 2 Celsius.
Freezing level: Freezing at all levels at first, rising above the summits during the evening towards the end of the day.
Latest: 02/12/2013 07:50 Nil Report
Wet and cloudy at first, but becoming drier towards dawn. The eastern and far eastern fells may see some sunny spells breaking through at times in the afternoon, but some rain or drizzle with a risk of some wintry precipitation at times are likely for the north-western fells during the day. Temperatures will be relatively mild, but with increasing winds towards sunset it will still feel quite cold in exposure. Navigation may be difficult before midday because of hill fog.
Mostly good, but moderate in drizzle and poor in hill fog.
Widespread and persistent down to 400m at first, then starting to clear in the late morning leaving occasional patches around 800m.
Maximum winds above 500m
Westerly 20-25mph, with gusts up to 35mph increasing later to 30-35mph with gusts up to 55mph in the exposed ridges and summits.
Valleys: Zero Celsius rising to around plus 7 Celsius.
900 m: Plus 2 Celsius.
Freezing level: Above all summits.
Another cloudy day with patchy light rain, although the odd break in the cloud may allow the sun to peak through at times. Moderate southwest winds. Freezing level above the summits.
Cloud will persist through the day, with periods of hill fog in the west and the odd sunny spell possible in the far eastern fells. Southwest moderate winds, with strong gusts possible over exposed ridges and summits. Freezing level above the summits.
Cloudy and dry through the day, although sunny spells are a possibility in eastern areas. Light southerly winds. Freezing level around the summits.