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Lake District: latest pressure

Wednesday, 23 April 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 1559 on Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Overview for Thursday

Wet before dawn, but becoming dry during the morning. Scattered and perhaps thundery showers during the afternoon.

Hazards Risk Explanation
Blizzards No Risk  
Heavy snow No Risk  
Storm force winds No Risk  
Gales No Risk  
Severe chill effect No Risk  
Persistent and extensive hill fog Medium Periods above 600m, with occasional patches to 300m at first, clearing during the morning.
Thunderstorms Low Thundery showers are possible during the afternoon.
Heavy persistent rain Low Rain will be heavy before sunrise.
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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Cloudy
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Detailed mountain weather forecast: Lake District

Thursday

Weather

Persistent and at times heavy rain at first, but easing thereafter towards dawn with crepuscular rays of sunshine appearing through the cloud at times. Scattered showers are also likely, particularly in the afternoon. There is a risk of some of these becoming thundery.

Visibility

Very good, but moderate or poor in any showers.

Hill fog

Periods down to 600m mainly across the southwest, with occasional patches down to 300m at first. Clearing during the morning, with only occasional patches lingering over the highest summits by afternoon.

Maximum winds above 500m

Southwesterly 10-15mph, easing during the morning becoming light and variable during the afternoon. Increasing easterly 10-15mph in the evening.

Temperature

Valleys Plus 8 Celsius, rising to plus 13 Celsius, and falling to plus 9 Celsius in the evening.
900 m Around plus 5 Celsius.
Freezing level Above the summits.

Friday

Weather

Dry and bright during the morning, with fells in the west of the park a better choice for seeing breaks in the cloud. Some mist or fog may linger in the valleys until around sunrise. The cloud will thicken after dusk with southern areas perhaps seeing the first signs of rain moving in around midnight.

Visibility

Good, but poor in valley mist in the morning.

Hill fog

Persistent over the highest peaks in the east, with patches down to 400m. Occasional patches elsewhere above 600m.

Maximum winds above 500m

Easterly 10-15mph, increasing gradually through the day to 35-40mph by evening with gusts up to 50mph in exposure.

Temperature

Valleys Plus 9 Celsius, rising to plus 14 Celsius and falling to plus 10 Celsius.
900 m Around plus 5 Celsius.
Freezing level Above the summits.

Outlook

Saturday

Cloudy with outbreaks of rain at times throughout the day, with the heaviest downbursts before dawn. Strong easterly winds. Freezing level above the summits.

Sunday

Continuing cloudy with rain at times, but with longer dry spells than Saturday. Moderate to strong easterly winds. Freezing level above the summits.

Monday

Cloud will linger through the day, but most parts of the park will remain dry. There is still the risk of the odd shower, mainly during the afternoon. Moderate easterly winds. Freezing level above the summits.

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