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Lake District: latest visual satellite

Friday, 18 April 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 1629 on Friday, 18 April 2014

Overview for Saturday

Dry and pleasant, with plenty of sunshine throughout the day.

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 No Risk  
Thunderstorms No Risk  
Heavy persistent rain No Risk  
Strong Sunlight Medium Strong sunlight due to prolonged sunny spells. Sun protection is advised.

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Weather summary and probability of precipitation for Saturday
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Detailed mountain weather forecast: Lake District

Saturday

Weather

A clear night, leading to a bright, but cold start to the day, but the temperatures will quickly rise and with the sunshine will make an excellent day for walking across the fells. Perhaps a little bit of cloud during the afternoon, but there will still be plenty of sunshine.

Visibility

Overall very good visibilities throughout the day. All hills in sight should be clearly seen with good detail likely.

Hill fog

No hill fog is expected.

Maximum winds above 500m

Southeasterly winds with mean speeds of 10-15mph, gusting up to 25mph.

Temperature

Valleys Plus 2 Celsius, rising up to plus 15 Celsius, before falling down to Plus 3 Celsius overnight.
900 m Around Plus 5 Celsius.
Freezing level Just above the summits.

Sunday

Weather

Another clear night will make it a cold start again Sunday morning, but there will be plenty of sunshine around. It will become increasingly cloudy during the afternoon, with the possibility of some spells of rain during the evening.

Visibility

Very good visibility across the park, but moderate in the rain.

Hill fog

Some occasional hill fog down to 500m expected to come in later in the afternoon and evening.

Maximum winds above 500m

Easterly 10-15mph, becoming northeasterly during the morning with mean speeds 25-30mph, gusting 45-50mph.

Temperature

Valleys Plus 3 Celsius, rising up to plus 16 Celsius, before falling down to plus 7 Celsius.
900 m Minus 1 Celsius during the early hours of the morning, quickly rising up to Plus 5 Celsius.
Freezing level Freezing level will drop down to 800m during the early hours of Sunday morning, but will quickly rise to above the summits.

Outlook

Monday

A cloudy start to Monday with some light rain at times. Becoming generally dry with some bright spells during the afternoon. Light to moderate northeasterly winds. Freezing level above the summits.

Tuesday

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

Wednesday

Another cloudy day, with spells of rain at times, especially during the morning. Light northeasterly winds, becoming southerly by the end of the day. Freezing level above the summits.

Latest: 18/04/2014 16:28 Helvellyn summit at 15:13 Friday 18 April Conditions haven't changed much recently. 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.Despite spring like weather in the valleys, summit temperatures were noticeably well below zero with the windchill and conditions can change quickly therefore walkers should be adequately equipped with warm clothing and waterproofs. Sun cream maybe useful currently due to high winds and sunshine.

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