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Lake District mountain area forecast

Forecast issued: 0134 on Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Overview for Wednesday

A generally dry day across the fells with pleasant sunny spells during the afternoon, but turning cloudier towards night.

Hazards

Medium risk of Persistent extensive hill fog: Hill fog likely to bring navigational difficulties, mostly later on Wednesday night.

Medium risk of Strong sunlight: Sunny spells through the afternoon may bring an increased risk of UV exposure.

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

Weather summary and probability of precipitation for Wednesday

Dawn to 0900 Sunny intervals Sunny intervals 0% chance of precipitation
0900 to 1200 Sunny Sunny 0% chance of precipitation
1200 to 1500 Sunny intervals Sunny intervals 0% chance of precipitation
1500 to dusk Sunny intervals Sunny intervals 0% chance of precipitation

Detailed mountain weather forecast

Wednesday

Weather

Generally dry at first, though some patches of mist or fog are likely, but these soon clearing to leave a mainly dry and pleasant day with sunny spells. However there is a chance for an odd light shower in the afternoon. There will be some clear skies through the early evening but it will become cloudier towards midnight, with mist or fog likely developing.

Visibility

Good but moderate in any showers, poor in mist and very poor in fog.

Hill fog

Occasional patches down to 400m possible at first, lifting by afternoon. Becoming periods above 700m and occasional above 400m at night.

Maximum winds above 500m

Easterly 10-15mph.

Temperature

Valleys: Plus 10 Celsius, rising to plus 20 Celsius before falling to plus 10 Celsius.
900 m: Around plus 9 Celsius.
Freezing level: Well above the summits.

Thursday

Weather

Early mist or fog patches soon lifting, thereafter remaining dry for most with variable cloud, but still with the chance of catching the odd shower. Mist and fog patches likely returning by night.

Visibility

Poor or very poor in mist or fog, but becoming moderate to good through the afternoon.

Hill fog

Periods above 700m and occasional above 400m, lifting through the afternoon, though reforming to occasional above 400m at night.

Maximum winds above 500m

Southeasterly 15-20mph.

Temperature

Valleys: Plus 10 Celsius, rising plus 19 Celsius, falling plus 11 Celsius at night.
900 m: Around plus 9 Celsius.
Freezing level: Well above the summits.

Outlook

Friday

Similar to Thursday, conditions are expected to be mainly dry but there is the chance for the odd shower at times. Mist and fog patches likely through the early hours and again at night. Light easterly wind becoming northeasterly.

Saturday

Generally dry with sunny spells and variable cloud, though mist or fog patches are possible at first and again at the end of the day. Light northeasterly winds.

Sunday

As previous days, with variable cloud along with some sunny spells. Continued chance of mist or fog through the early hours and at night. Light northeasterly winds.


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