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Tuesday, 10 December 2013: dawn to dusk
Printable view Forecast issued: 0320 on Tuesday, 10 December 2013
Cloudy but largely dry with strong winds. A little rain may reach mainly the western and southern areas of the park, later in the evening.
|Heavy snow||No Risk|
|Storm force winds||No Risk|
|Gales||High||Southerly winds with gusts above 50mph could lead to some buffeting.|
|Severe chill effect||Medium||Strong winds will make it feel chilly over high ground|
|Persistent and extensive hill fog||High||Cloud bases down at 500m with patches at 300-400m could result in major navigational difficulties.|
|Heavy persistent rain||No Risk|
|Strong Sunlight||No Risk|
|Dawn to 0900||0900 to 1200||1200 to 1500||1500 to dusk|
Remaining cloudy but largely dry for most of the period, with just perhaps some rain towards the southern and western parts of the park, during the evening. The cloud cover will keep the temperatures well above zero at all levels but it will feel cooler due to the strong winds.
Perhaps good at times but mostly moderate or poor in rain and hill fog.
Occasional around 700m, but periods down at 400m towards the southwestern fells. Widespread fog at around 500m expected towards the end of the period with occasional patches at 300m mainly in the southwest.
Generally Southerly 35mph with gusts of 50mph strengthening during the evening to 40-45mph with gusts of 60mph.
|Valleys||Plus 7 Celsius rising to plus 11 Celsius during the afternoon.|
|900 m||Plus 3 Celsius rising to plus 7 Celsius during the evening.|
|Freezing level||Well above the summits.|
A cloudy and windy start with perhaps a few spots of rain at times. Clouds are breaking through the morning allowing some bright or sunny spells to develop towards midday. Winds are easing but still some minor buffeting is possible.
Moderate or poor in rain and hill fog becoming good through the morning.
Widespread down at 500m, with occasional patches at 300m in the west. Clouds are breaking and lifting above the summits through the morning.
Southerly 35-40mph with gusts of 50mph dropping to 25mph with gusts up to 40mph through the morning.
|Valleys||Plus 7 Celsius, rising to 9 Celsius but dropping to Plus 5 Celsius towards the end of the day.|
|900 m||Around plus 8 Celsius.|
|Freezing level||Above the summits.|
Dry with variable amounts of cloud and a fresh southwesterly breeze at first. Turning cloudier during the morning as rain along with strong winds will reach the park from the west towards midday. Freezing level above the summits.
Cloudy with periods of rain associated with strong winds throughout the period. The worst of the conditions are expected across the western and southern parts of the park. Freezing level still above the summits.
Overcast with outbreaks of rain and strong winds at first. Winds are easing as rain and cloud clear east overnight. Largely dry and settled through the daylight hours but more rain may reach the area later. Winds becoming strong again towards the end of the period. Freezing level above the summits dropping to around 800m during the afternoon before rising again above the summits later.
Latest: 09/12/2013 15:19 FELL TOP CONDITIONS REPORT from Helvellyn summit at 1230 on Monday 9 December 2013. Temperature: plus 4.3 C. Maximum wind speed 33mph. Wind chill: minus 2 C. Average wind speed: 26mph. There is neither ice nor snow on the Lakeland fells, although after Sunday's rain there is plenty of water. Although the summit temperature is above freezing, the wind chill remains below freezing, so full winter clothing and footware are strongly recommended for those venturing onto the high fells. Summit readings : Max wind 33mph, Ave wind 26mph, Direction SSW, Temp 4.3 C, Wind Chill minus 2 C
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