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Sunday, 9 March 2014: dawn to dusk
Printable view Forecast issued: 1726 on Sunday, 9 March 2014
Rain overnight will clear by the morning leaving the rest of the day dry with sunny spells.
|Heavy snow||No Risk|
|Storm force winds||No Risk|
|Severe chill effect||No Risk|
|Persistent and extensive hill fog||Medium||Persistent hill fog across most of the park on Sunday night.|
|Heavy persistent rain||No Risk|
|Strong Sunlight||No Risk|
|Dawn to 0900||0900 to 1200||1200 to 1500||1500 to dusk|
Light rain at times overnight, but by morning the rain will have cleared leaving the rest of the day dry with sunny spells, making excellent walking conditions.
Moderate in the rain and poor in hill fog. Becoming excellent during the morning.
Persistent hill fog down to 500m overnight, but will become more occasional down to 500m by morning. Hill fog will have cleared by the afternoon.
Westerly 20mph gusting up to 35mph. becoming northwesterly 5-10mph gusting 25mph.
|Valleys||Plus 4 Celsius, rising up to plus 10 Celsius, before falling down to plus 1 Celsius.|
|900 m||Plus 2 Celsius, dropping down to minus 1 Celsius.|
|Freezing level||Just above the summits, dropping down to 700m by the end of the day.|
Remaining dry with sunny spells and light winds throughout the day, making another pleasant day for walking.
Very good visibility throughout the day. Poor in hill fog.
Occasional patches down to 700m, during the morning.
|Valleys||Plus 1 Celsius. rising up to plus 12 Celsius, before falling down to plus 2 Celsius.|
|900 m||Minus 1 Celsius, rising up to plus 5 Celsius by the end of the day.|
|Freezing level||700m, rising to above the summits by the end of the day.|
Dry spell to continue, but a bit cloudier compared to previous days, especially along the western fells. Light southwesterly winds. Freezing level above the summits.
Cloudy with light patches of rain throughout the day, especially during the morning. Light westerly winds. Freezing level above the summits.
Dry, but cloudy day, with light southwesterly winds. Freezing level above the summits, but soon drops down to 800m.
Latest: 09/03/2014 13:12 FELL TOP CONDITIONS REPORT for Helvellyn summit at 13:00 on Sunday 9 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 snow and sub-zero windchill temperatures. The eastern side of the Helvellyn range retains the largest coverage of snow, with up to 90cm in drifts and hollows above 800m. The steep final exit ramps from Striding Edge and especially Swirral Edge are covered with a considerable amount of unavoidable deep snow. Exposed routes such as these should only be tackled by those experienced and equipped for winter mountaineering conditions. 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. Excellent low-visibility navigation skills are needed to avoid walking too close to the edge in these areas, as following footprints alone could take you far too close to unstable snow. Full winter clothing and footwear are essential for anyone venturing onto the high fells. Temperature: Not taken. Maximum wind speed: Not taken. Wind chill: Not taken. Average wind speed: Not taken.
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