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Monday, 9 December 2013: dawn to dusk
Printable view Forecast issued: 0336 on Monday, 9 December 2013
Dull and damp across much of the park during the morning, but brightening up later. Cloud-free over the highest fells, but breezy everywhere with gales. Mild.
|Heavy snow||No Risk|
|Storm force winds||No Risk|
|Gales||High||South/southwesterly winds will reach 45mph with gusts of 60mph at times. Likelihood of buffeting.|
|Severe chill effect||Low||Gales combined with rain or drizzle will reduce temperatures. Warm clothing is advised.|
|Persistent and extensive hill fog||High||Visibility will be significantly reduced in areas of hill fog below 500m.|
|Heavy persistent rain||No Risk|
|Strong Sunlight||No Risk|
|Dawn to 0900||0900 to 1200||1200 to 1500||1500 to dusk|
Dull and often drizzly conditions will dominate through the early part of Monday, with the most hazardous conditions on windward slopes. Although cloudy at lower levels, fells above 700m should stay clear. It will become dry across the park through the afternoon with cloud breaking to allow some late sunshine at all levels before dusk. Note that the ground may be saturated, and streams full and fast-flowing from previous days' rain, causing a loss of footing on steeper routes.
Moderate, but improving to good or perhaps very good visibility by the end of the afternoon.
Widespread broken hill fog below around 300m, this most notable on west-facing slopes but should start to break and lift to around 800m with some patches down to 600m across the west-facing slopes.
Southwesterly around 35mph gusting 45mph, backing to southerly during the afternoon with possible gusts up to 60mph over the most exposed fell tops.
|Valleys||Plus 11 Celsius falling to plus 6 Celsius in the evening.|
|900 m||Plus 5 Celsius, falling to plus 2 Celsius in the evening.|
|Freezing level||Well above the summits.|
Rather cloudy for much of the day, with some light rain at times. The widespread presence of hill fog, particularly over the southwest-facing fells, will cause difficulty in navigating around the park. Although it will be another very mild day, the combination of gale force winds and often persistent rain or drizzle will make it feel cool over the higher ground.
Very good, but poor in persistent rain or drizzle and hill fog.
Occasional broken fog above 700m becoming more patchy during the afternoon.
Southerly 40-45mph with gusts of 65mph during the morning, particularly over the fell tops.
|Valleys||Plus 6 Celsius, rising to 11 Celsius.|
|900 m||Plus 3 Celsius rising to plus 7 Celsius during the evening.|
|Freezing level||Well above the summits.|
A more settled day, with southerly winds easing to moderate by lunchtime. Although generally dry, it will be murky at first, with widespread hill fog at most levels. Although staying cloudy at some levels, conditions will improve with bright or sunny spells developing and the highest fell tops are likely to be clear of cloud. Freezing level above the summits.
Dry and bright with sunny spells and a moderate breeze at first. It will turn a little cloudy during the afternoon with possible outbreaks of rain. Southerly winds will strengthen as the day goes on with a risk for gales during the afternoon. Freezing level still above the summits.
Overcast with outbreaks of rain at times and hill fog down to low levels. Strong southerly winds will continue across the park with a risk for gales at the most exposed peaks. Freezing level will remain well above the summits.
Latest: 08/12/2013 15:05 FELL TOP CONDITIONS REPORT from Helvellyn summit at 13:00 on Sunday 8 December 2013. The tiny amount of remaining ice has now thawed and the Lakeland Fells are now free of ice and snow. Despite autumnal conditions in the valleys, the wind chill on the summits is below freezing so full winter clothing and footwear are essential for anyone venturing onto the high fells. Temperature: plus 4 C, Maximum wind speed 36.1mph, Wind chill: minus 3.5 C, Average wind speed: 27.5mph. Summit Readings:- Max wind speed 36.1mph, Av wind speed 27.5mph, Wind Chill minus 3.5 C, Temperature 4.0 C.
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