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Saturday, 19 April 2014: dawn to dusk
Printable view Forecast issued: 0348 on Saturday, 19 April 2014
Dry and pleasant, with long spells of sunshine throughout the day.
|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||Medium||Strong sunlight due to prolonged sunny spells. Sun protection is advised.|
|Dawn to 0900||0900 to 1200||1200 to 1500||1500 to dusk|
A bright, but chilly start to the day, though temperatures will quickly rise and with long sunny periods throughout it will make an excellent day for walking on the fells. Perhaps a touch of cloud during the afternoon, but there will still be plenty of sunshine. Remaining dry with clear skies on Saturday night.
Overall very good visibilities throughout the day. All hills in sight should be clearly seen with good detail likely.
No hill fog is expected.
Southeasterly winds with mean speeds of 10-15mph, gusting up to 25mph.
|Valleys||Plus 2 Celsius, rising up to plus 15 Celsius, before falling down to Plus 3 Celsius overnight.|
|900 m||Around Plus 2 Celsius.|
|Freezing level||Just above the summits.|
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.
Very good visibility across the park, but moderate in the rain.
Some occasional hill fog down to 400m expected to come in later in the afternoon and evening.
Easterly 10-15mph, becoming northeasterly during the morning with mean speeds 25-30mph, gusting 45-50mph.
|Valleys||Plus 3 Celsius, rising up to plus 16 Celsius, before falling down to plus 7 Celsius.|
|900 m||Around plus 2 Celsius.|
|Freezing level||Freezing level may drop down to around 800m briefly during the early hours of Sunday morning, but will quickly rise well above the summits.|
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.
Cloudy, with spells of light rain throughout the day. Light northeasterly winds. Freezing level above the summits.
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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