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Lake District: forecast wind

Sunday, 20 April 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 0403 on Sunday, 20 April 2014

Overview for Sunday

Bright and clear spells at first, but becoming cloudier with strengthening winds during the afternoon.

Hazards Risk Explanation
Blizzards No Risk  
Heavy snow No Risk  
Storm force winds No Risk  
Gales Medium Wind gusts around 50mph expected during the afternoon and into the night.
Severe chill effect Low Becoming cloudy and windy during the afternoon. Protective clothing is advised.
Persistent and extensive hill fog Low Hill fog reforming during Sunday evening may be persistent above 400m.
Thunderstorms No Risk  
Heavy persistent rain No Risk  
Strong Sunlight Medium Prolonged sunny spells during the morning and early afternoon. Sun protection is advised.

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Detailed mountain weather forecast: Lake District

Sunday

Weather

Dry, with plenty of sunny spells during Sunday morning making for pleasant walking conditions. It will start to become more cloudy though still with sunny spells during the afternoon, along with winds picking up adding to the chill effect across the fells.

Visibility

Generally very good visibilities. All hills in sight should be clearly seen, though very poor in any hill fog

Hill fog

Isolated patches down to 400m early morning, but soon clearing. Hill fog will then return during the evening, with periods down to 700m and occasional to 400m.

Maximum winds above 500m

Northeasterly 15-20mph gusting 30-35mph at first, but during the afternoon and evening these winds pick up with mean speeds of 35mph and gusts of 50-55mph.

Temperature

Valleys Plus 2 Celsius, rising up to plus 16 Celsius, before falling down to plus 8 Celsius.
900 m Around plus 2 Celsius rising to plus 8 Celsius.
Freezing level Freezing level above the summits.

Monday

Weather

A cloudy night and start to Monday, with a small risk of some light rain. The cloud will start to break up going into the afternoon with some sunny spells possible.

Visibility

Generally good, but moderate in any rain and very poor in any hill fog.

Hill fog

Periods down to 400m across most of the park forming during the early hours of Monday morning, though clearing rapidly after dawn. Occasional patches down to 400m may return later on Monday evening, particularly over the eastern fells.

Maximum winds above 500m

Northeasterly 30-35mph, gusting up to 50-55mph.

Temperature

Valleys Plus 8 Celsius, rising to plus 17 Celsius, before falling down to plus 7 Celsius.
900 m Around plus 8 Celsius.
Freezing level Above the summits.

Outlook

Tuesday

Cloudy, with spells of rain throughout the day. Light northeasterly winds. Freezing level above the summits.

Wednesday

Another generally cloudy day with showers throughout. These showers may be heavy and thundery at times during the afternoon. Light northeasterly winds, becoming southerly during the afternoon. Freezing level above the summits.

Thursday

Overall cloudy with showers or most , perhaps heavy at times. Light southerly winds, becoming northeasterly by the end of the day. Freezing level above the summits.

Latest: 19/04/2014 15:13 Helvellyn summit at 11:13 Saturday 19 April. 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. It was noticeably milder on the summit today, however conditions can change quickly and walkers should carry extra clothing and waterproofs. During this week the windchill has been as low as minus 6.5 degrees Celsius. Sun cream maybe also be useful due to strong sunshine. Temp plus 9.1 Deg C. Max Wind Speed 10.1 mph. Wind Chill plus 4.8 Deg C. Avg Wind Speed 2.3 mph SE. .

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