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Lake District: forecast temperature

Thursday, 17 April 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 0230 on Thursday, 17 April 2014

Overview for Thursday

Rain will start clearing the park in the morning. Sunshine will develop in the afternoon. Remaining dry and clear afterwards.

Hazards Risk Explanation
Blizzards No Risk  
Heavy snow No Risk  
Storm force winds No Risk  
Gales No Risk  
Severe chill effect Medium The rain and the strong wind will lead to some chill.
Persistent and extensive hill fog High Persistent around 500m with occasional patches down at 200m, during the early morning.
Thunderstorms No Risk  
Heavy persistent rain No Risk  
Strong Sunlight No Risk  

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Weather summary and probability of precipitation for Thursday
Dawn to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to dusk
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30-50% 20% 20% 0%

Detailed mountain weather forecast: Lake District

Thursday

Weather

A cloudy start with showery rain, this will clear all areas by the early afternoon but still it will remain rather cloudy for a time. Soon some brighter conditions will reach eastern areas gradually spreading to the west later, with lengthening sunny spells. Remaining dry with clear skies afterwards, with some patchy frost developing.

Visibility

Moderate or poor in rain becoming good or very good by the late morning.

Hill fog

Starting persistent around 500m, with occasional patches down at 200m mainly across western fells. Clouds are expected to thin and lift through the morning to 700m, before clearing above the summits later in the afternoon.

Maximum winds above 500m

Westerly wind 30-35mph gusting 50mph. Winds will ease as they veer north dropping at around 20mph gusting 35mph by the end of the day.

Temperature

Valleys Plus 8 Celsius rising to 12 Celsius before falling back to Plus 4 Celsius.
900 m Plus 3 Celsius dropping to plus 1 Celsius by the evening.
Freezing level Above the summits, dropping to 800m by the evening

Friday

Weather

A clear night with a fresh northerly breeze soon easing. A fine and sunny day then will follow with ideal conditions for waking or hiking across the park. Due to the prolonged sunshine, skin protection and adequate hydration is advised.

Visibility

Very good throughout the day.

Hill fog

Nil.

Maximum winds above 500m

Northerly 15-20mph becoming light by the morning.

Temperature

Valleys Plus 2 Celsius rising to 15 Celsius before falling back to Plus 5 Celsius.
900 m Plus 1 Celsius rising Plus 4 in the evening.
Freezing level Around 800m at first, but dropping to 600m for a time in the afternoon, before rising over the summits in the evening.

Outlook

Saturday

Dry with clear or sunny spells but turning cloudier from the southeast through the second part of the day. Light winds becoming moderate easterly later. Just above the summits dropping 800m by the end of the day.

Sunday

A cloudy but largely dry start. A band of rain is likely to spread from the southeast in the evening with a risk of turning heavier at times, mainly over the east. Moderate northeasterly winds becoming strong later with a risk of gales. Freezing level at 800m rising above the summits through the morning.

Monday

Cloudy with outbreaks of rain at first. Turning drier for a time in the afternoon but some patchy rain is possible to come back again in the evening. Strong northeasterly winds easing towards the end of the day. Freezing level above the summits.

Latest: 16/04/2014 13:09 Helvellyn summit at 11:15 Wednesday 16 April Conditions haven't changed much recently. The majority of the fells are now snow-free, although some isolated patches of snow still remain above 800m. 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. Striding Edge is now free of snow but Swirral Edge has a short stepped section of snow which is avoidable. 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. Despite spring like weather in the valleys, summit temperatures were noticeably well below zero with the windchill and conditions can change quickly therefore walkers should be adequately equipped with warm clothing and waterproofs. Sun cream maybe useful currently due to high winds and sunshine. Temperature: plus 3.5 Deg C Maximum wind speed 24.1mph Wind chill: minus 4.1 deg C Average wind speed: 20.0mph

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