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Lake District

Weather hazards over 300m on Mon 26 Jan 2015

High risk

No high risks
none

Medium risk

Gales
Gusts up to 50-55mph are likely throughout the day.

Low risk

Severe chill effect
Gale force gusts could give a added chill effect, especially in association with any showers.

No risk

Blizzards
none
Heavy snow
none
Storm force winds
none
Persistent extensive hill fog
none
Thunderstorms
none
Heavy persistent rain
none
Strong sunlight
none

Mon 26 Jan 2015

Generally a fine and dry day after a band of rain clears southwards during the early morning. Although some higher cloud may persist in the south for a time before clearing away. There is also a risk of isolated showers throughout the day, with these perhaps falling as snow above 500m during the afternoon.

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Weather
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Precipitation probability
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Visibility

Generally very good, perhaps hazy at times during clearer spells in the afternoon though and moderate in any showers.

Hill Fog

Occasional patches down to 500m in association with showers.

Max wind above 500m

Northwesterly 30-35mph gusting 45-55mph.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 4 Celsius rising to plus 8 Celsius before falling to plus 3 Celsius in the evening.
800m:
Around minus 2 Celsius.
Freezing level:
Around 800m but falling down to 600m across most of the park for a time during the afternoon.

Ground conditions

Latest: 25/01/2015 14:41 FELL TOP CONDITIONS REPORT Date: Sunday 25 January Location Helvellyn summit at 1230 A wet day and warmer temperatues has brought about a slight thaw at all levels. The snow level is around 450m, but is patchy at that height. Paths remains icy, but this is thawing below 600m. Above 600m the snow is still icy and hard enough to require ice axe and crampons for safe walking, but any further rise in temperature may change this. Snow depths are still up to 2m in places, but the general overall covering is between 5cm-10cm. There is still much snow on Striding Edge and Swirral Edge, with wet, sugary snow built up on steep ground on the north side of both ridges. This makes for potentially dangerous ascents or descents of these routes, requiring experience, and good judgement of the conditions and route finding. Cornices on north through to east facing slopes are slumping further, threatening to collapse in the thaw. Please keep back from these edges, and advise less experienced walkers to do likewise. Full winter clothing, footwear and equipment are essential for those venturing onto the fells as are ice axe and crampons for those going above the snowline. This includes walkers attempting any of the easier routes. In addition, excellent navigational skills are required at altitude owing to the snow obscuring all landmarks. Temperature: minus 1.5 deg C. Maximum wind speed 30.3 mph. Wind chill: minus 5.7 deg C. Average wind speed: 24.7 mph.

Issued at: 1726 on Sun 25 Jan 2015

Tue 27 Jan 2015

Partly cloudy with some isolated wintry showers to start. It will then gradually become cloudier across most of the park, with cloud thickening during the morning and allowing patches of rain and drizzle develop into the afternoon. However rain and drizzle is not likely to affect lower levels.

Visibility

Generally good but reducing down to moderate at times in the afternoon in association with rain and drizzle.

Hill Fog

Occasional patches down to 500m becoming persistent across most of the park during the morning, with occasional patches down to 200m developing in the afternoon.

Max wind above 500m

Northwesterly 30-35mph gusting 50-55mph.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 3 Celsius rising to plus 8 Celsius before falling to plus 5 in the evening.
800m:
Around minus 1 Celsius.
Freezing level:
Around 800m rising to just above the summits during the morning. Then rising well above the summits during the evening.

Issued at: 1726 on Sun 25 Jan 2015

Wed 28 Jan 2015

A day of scattered showers and sunny spells, these showers could be heavy and wintry at times. Moderate to strong westerly winds with gale force gusts. Freezing level above the summits to start but dropping down to 500m during the morning.

Issued at: 1726 on Sun 25 Jan 2015

Thu 29 Jan 2015

Scattered wintry showers will continue at first but become less frequent during the day. Strong northwesterly winds. Freezing level around 400m.

Issued at: 1726 on Sun 25 Jan 2015

Fri 30 Jan 2015

A mostly fine and dry day, although there will be some occasional wintry showers. Strong northwesterly winds easing slightly and freezing level around 600m.

Issued at: 1726 on Sun 25 Jan 2015