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Lake District

Weather hazards over 1000ft

High risk

Strong sunlight
Prolonged exposure to moderate or high levels of UV mean sun protection will be required.

Medium risk

No medium risks
none

Low risk

No low risks
none

No risk

Blizzards
none
Heavy snow
none
Storm force winds
none
Gales
none
Severe chill effect
none
Persistent extensive hill fog
none
Thunderstorms
none
Heavy persistent rain
none

Fri 18 Apr 2014

Generally cold and clear overnight, but a dry and bright day with long sunny spells will follow. Warm in sheltered areas but it may well feel rather cold in the northerly breeze, this could be deceptive as the sun will be strong, so adequate skin protection and hydration is advisable, especially on south facing fells during early afternoon time.

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Precipitation probability
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Visibility

Very good throughout.

Hill Fog

Any scattered cloud will remain above the summits, with no hill fog expected.

Max wind above 500m

Northerly 15-20mph overnight, but easing, to become light later in the morning. Light northeasterly winds by midnight.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 3 Celsius, rising to plus 13 Celsius, but falling back to plus 4 Celsius overnight.
800m:
Temperatures around minus 2 Celsius early in the morning will rise to plus 6 Celsius, before falling back to plus 2 Celsius in the evening.
Freezing level:
Around 800-1000m at first, then falling to around 600m for a time early in the morning, but rising above the summits around midday.

Ground conditions

Latest: 17/04/2014 14:48 Helvellyn summit at 15:43 Thursday 17 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.

Issued at: 1546 on Thu 17 Apr 2014

Sat 19 Apr 2014

Dry and clear with good long sunny spells. Increasing cloud is possible in the north and east of the park later in the day but there is a continuing risk of strong sunlight.

Visibility

Generally very good, but perhaps falling to good at times later in the day.

Hill Fog

Hill fog is not expected to affect any of the fells for most of the day, but there is a risk for occasional patches down to 700ft later in the east in the evening.

Max wind above 500m

Light northeasterly winds will strengthen through the day, becoming moderate easterlies later.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 4 Celsius, rising to plus 15 Celsius. Falling to plus 3 Celsius overnight.
800m:
Plus 2 Celsius, increasing to plus 7 Celsius in the afternoon, then falling back to plus 2 Celsius.
Freezing level:
Generally above the summits, but falling to reach the very tops towards midnight.

Issued at: 1546 on Thu 17 Apr 2014

Sun 20 Apr 2014

Another largely dry day, but it will be rather cloudier and a touch colder than previous days, especially in the south and east later in the evening where there is a risk for some light rain towards midnight. Moderate easterly winds strengthen and become northeasterly, perhaps approaching gale force on exposed summits later in the day. Freezing level at 800-1000m through the morning but rising above the summits.

Issued at: 1546 on Thu 17 Apr 2014

Mon 21 Apr 2014

Cloudy with early rain, but becoming mostly dry again, although some light rain is possible in the east at times as the weather becomes more unsettled. Strong northeasterly winds easing slightly and becoming southeasterly later on in the day. Freezing level well above the summits.

Issued at: 1546 on Thu 17 Apr 2014

Tue 22 Apr 2014

Cloudy at times, with occasional showery rain across the park and moderate to strong southeasterly winds. Freezing level above the summits.

Issued at: 1546 on Thu 17 Apr 2014