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Wednesday, 12 March 2014: dawn to dusk
Printable view Forecast issued: 0512 on Wednesday, 12 March 2014
A bright and sunny day with light winds, but becoming increasingly cloudy during the evening.
|Heavy snow||No Risk|
|Storm force winds||No Risk|
|Severe chill effect||No Risk|
|Persistent and extensive hill fog||No Risk|
|Heavy persistent rain||No Risk|
|Strong Sunlight||Low||Long sunny periods will give increased UV exposure and perhaps glare from the snow pack above 800m.|
|Dawn to 0900||0900 to 1200||1200 to 1500||1500 to dusk|
A bright and sunny day on the Fells, with good walking conditions and some excellent views across the park to be had. Staying dry throughout the day, but becoming a little cloudier towards midnight.
Good or very good, but poor in any hill fog that may form at the end of the day.
Occasional patches down to around 500m forming by the end of the day, but otherwise none.
Southeasterly 10-15mph, turning southwesterly through the day.
|Valleys||Plus 2 Celsius, rising up to plus 12 Celsius, before falling down to plus 3 Celsius.|
|900 m||Around plus 4 Celsius.|
|Freezing level||Above the summits.|
Cloudy, but dry overnight and through Thursday with mild conditions set to continue. Despite the lack of sunshine compared to previous days, the dry weather and light winds will still make Thursday a nice day for walking across the fells.
Persistent hill fog down to 500m across most of the park during Wednesday night, but becoming more occasional during the day.
Occasional patches to 500m at first, becoming periods to 500m through the early hours, with isolated areas to 200m. Lifting temporarily through the afternoon before reforming by evening again.
|Valleys||Plus 3 Celsius rising up to plus 11 Celsius, before falling down to plus 4 Celsius.|
|900 m||Plus 4 Celsius, rising up to plus 8 Celsius.|
|Freezing level||Above the summits.|
Dry and cloudy at first, before patches of light rain are expected during the afternoon and overnight. Light to moderate southwesterly winds. Freezing level above the summits.
Any rain overnight will have cleared by the morning, leaving the rest of the day dry with sunny spells. Moderate northwesterly breeze. Freezing level above the summits, falling down to 800m, but rising to above the summits again.
Dry and cloudy for most of the day, with the possibility of light rain towards the end of the day. Moderate westerly breeze. Freezing level above the summits.
Latest: 11/03/2014 14:20 FELL TOP CONDITIONS REPORT for Whiteside at 12:30 on Monday 10 March 2014. The Lake District fells are largely free of snow and ice, but large areas of snow do remain in sheltered areas above 800m and anyone going onto the high fells should be prepared to encounter the occasional deep patch of snow. The eastern side of the Helvellyn range retains the largest coverage of snow, with up to 90cm in drifts and hollows on sheltered slops above 800m. Most of this snow is avoidable, but the steep final exit ramp from Swirral Edge is still covered with a considerable amount of unavoidable deep snow. An ice axe is essential for the safe negotiation of this section both for ascent and descent, and crampons are also recommended as the upper few metres is often frozen. There are deep cracks in the cornices above east facing slopes, some of these 6m back from the edge, so do keep well back from the edge in these locations. Temperature: Plus 8.4 deg C. Maximum wind speed: 8.1 mph. Wind chill: Plus 6.3 deg C. Average wind speed: S 4.1 mph.
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