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Lake District mountain area forecast

Forecast issued: 0350 on Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Overview for Wednesday

Cloudy but dry for the most part at first, with rain later in the afternoon.

Hazards

Medium risk of Persistent extensive hill fog: Widespread and persistent above 600m from the afternoon.

Low risk of Thunderstorms: Thundery outbursts are possible during the afternoon.

Low risk of Heavy persistent rain: Rain may be heavy and persistent for a time in the evening.

Low risk of Strong sunlight: During any prolonged sunshine in the late morning.

No risk of Blizzards; Heavy snow; Storm force winds; Gales; Severe chill effect;

Weather summary and probability of precipitation for Wednesday

Dawn to 0900 Sunny intervals Sunny intervals 0% chance of precipitation
0900 to 1200 Sunny intervals Sunny intervals 0% chance of precipitation
1200 to 1500 Light rain Light rain 10-30% chance of precipitation
1500 to dusk Light rain Light rain 70-90% chance of precipitation

Detailed mountain weather forecast

Wednesday

Weather

Mainly dry and cloudy in the morning. Becoming wet in the afternoon as a band of rain moves in from the west, which may give heavy bursts at times. There is a low risk for thundery outbreaks in the afternoon. Rain will persist until the end of the day.

Visibility

Good, but moderate in any showers. Poor in heavy rain and very poor in hill fog.

Hill fog

Patches down to 400m in the morning soon breaking and lifting over the summits. Broken hill fog down to 600m in the afternoon mainly across the southwest, with some patches down to 300m, persisting through the evening.

Maximum winds above 500m

Southwesterly 20mph, gusting 30mph, and perhaps with gusts up to 40mph over western fells during the afternoon. Easing in the evening and becoming light.

Temperature

Valleys: Plus 8 Celsius in the morning, rising to plus 14 Celsius. Falling to plus 9 Celsius in the evening.
900 m: Around plus 5 Celsius.
Freezing level: Above the summits.

Ground Conditions

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Thursday

Weather

Persistent and at times heavy rain at first, but easing thereafter towards dawn with sunshine developing at times. Scattered showers are also likely, particularly in the afternoon, with the risk for some of them to be thundery, while another spell of rain will spread from the east in the evening.

Visibility

Very good, but moderate or poor in any showers.

Hill fog

Broken hill fog down to 600m across the southwest, with patches down to 300m. These becoming more widespread for a time during the morning, before breaking and lifting over the summits in the afternoon.

Maximum winds above 500m

Southerly 10-15mph, becoming westerly by midday. Becoming northerly later in the evening but remaining light.

Temperature

Valleys: Plus 8 Celsius, rising to plus 16 Celsius, and falling to plus 9 Celsius in the evening.
900 m: Around plus 5 Celsius.
Freezing level: Freezing level above the summits.

Outlook

Friday

Dry and bright mainly across the west, but with cloud pushing from the east during the day. Becoming more cloudy in the evening with rain spreading across the park. Light to moderate easterly winds. Freezing level above the summits.

Saturday

Cloudy with outbreaks of rain throughout the day, some of which may become heavy at times. Strong southeasterly wind, becoming northeasterly by evening. Moderate to strong easterly winds. Freezing level above the summits.

Sunday

Continuing cloudy with rain at times, but with longer dry spells than Saturday. Hill fog may however be extensive. Moderate northeasterly winds. Freezing level above the summits.


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