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Lake District

Confidence

High for a very windy day with rain. Lower for persistence of heavier rain restricted to early morning.

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Wednesday 28 June 2017

Sunrise: 04:40   Sunset: 21:52
Moon phase: Waxing crescent

Overcast with persistent rain across the southern fells spreading northwards across all parts during the mid- evening leaving a wet start to the night.

Thursday 29 June 2017

Weather hazards

Gales High likelihood Show less detail

Progress will be impeded by very strong winds. Walking will be difficult and strenuous at times with a potential for one to be blown over in gusts. There can be a marked increase in winds through cols or on exposed ridges and summits. Distances often take longer to cover with compass bearings becoming more difficult to follow accurately.

Severe chill effect Medium likelihood Show more details

Wind significantly lowers the ‘feels-like’ temperature relative to the actual temperature, with even moderate winds significantly adding to the chilling effect. Strong winds can result in a severe and debilitating wind chill many degrees below the actual temperature. This effect will be enhanced in rain or wet snow. Without protection, prolonged exposure could result in frost nip or frostbite on exposed parts of the body and/or hypothermia.

Poor visibility Medium likelihood Show more details

Poor visibility presents challenging route finding conditions. Visibility could be significantly less than 50 metres in all directions with few or no visual references, especially on featureless moors or plateaux. Distances become hard to judge and cliff or cornice edges can be difficult to recognise. These conditions require good navigational skills. There is a risk of white-out conditions when mist or fog is combined with extensive snow cover.

Heavy persistent rain Medium likelihood Show more details

Prolonged exposure to heavy rain can result in drenched clothing and a risk of hypothermia if not wearing good quality waterproofs. Terrain may turn increasingly boggy underfoot, while mountain streams will rapidly rise into spate and may become impassable. There may also be a risk of flooding in valleys or glens. If there is snow cover, a heightened avalanche hazard is possible and avalanche reports should be consulted where available.

Forecast

Cloudy, wet and very windy. Cold on summits with some windchill.

Weather at 800m

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90% 90% 80% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40%
Chance of precipitation
2,600 2,700 2,700 2,800 2,900 3,000 2,900 2,900
Freezing level (m)
The level above which snow is expected to settle or the ground is expected to be frozen

Wind speed and direction (mph) By altitude above mean sea level

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900m NE 43 50 N 46 55 N 42 51 N 41 50 N 33 41 NE 27 33 N 24 29 NE 21 25
600m NE 27 34 N 33 42 N 30 38 N 30 38 N 26 33 N 22 28 N 19 24 N 16 20
300m N 11 29 N 12 33 N 13 34 N 14 33 N 13 29 N 11 25 N 10 21 N 9 18
Valley N 17 39 N 18 43 N 19 43 N 19 42 N 18 36 NE 15 30 N 14 26 N 12 24

Temperature (°C) By altitude above mean sea level

0000 0300 0600 0900 1200 1500 1800 2100
900m 5 5 6 7 7 8 8 8
600m 6 7 8 8 9 10 10 10
300m 9 9 10 11 12 12 12 11
Valley 11 11 12 13 14 14 14 13

Feels like temperature (°C) By altitude above mean sea level

0000 0300 0600 0900 1200 1500 1800 2100
900m -3 -2 -1 0 2 3 4 4
600m 1 1 3 4 5 6 6 7
300m 6 6 7 8 9 10 10 9
Valley 8 8 9 9 11 12 12 11
Sunrise: 04:40   Sunset: 21:52
Moon phase: Waxing crescent

Weather

Overcast with persistent rain, occasionally heavy and lasting through till mid morning. From late morning onwards rain tends to ease lighter and a few drier spells possible during the afternoon but always cloudy with a damp feel. In general the evening will stay cloudy but rain light and more sporadic with some dry spells.

Chance of cloud-free mountain/hill tops at 800m

Not expected before midday as blanket cloud covers most summits and even down to mid mountain. However some summits become clearer during the afternoon and evening but only temporary, southern fells most favoured.

Visibility

Moderate in rain and occasionally poor with only neighbouring slopes visible; at times even nearby hills becoming obscured in heavier rain at first. Above mid mountain the combination of cloud and rain will make for some very poor visibility with difficulty in orientation, especially early morning and on north facing higher slopes.

Meteorologist's view

Above 800 metres winds will occasionally gust 50- 60mph, especially on highest slopes and summits during the morning with serious buffeting. Windchill most notable above 900 metresm during the morning.

Ground conditions

No adverse ground conditions reported on 28 of Jun

Friday 30 June 2017

Sunrise: 04:41   Sunset: 21:52
Moon phase: Waxing crescent

Weather

Starting cloudy with rain. Rain turning light and sporadic by early afternoon before clearing to leave a brighter end to the day, perhaps some late sunny spells.

Temperature

  • At 800m plus 8 Celsius
  • Valley 10 rising 16 Celsius.
  • Freezing level 2500 metres.

Visibility

Moderate or poor initially due, but improving good by evening with mid distance hills visible later.

Chance of cloud-free mountain/hill tops at 800m

Not expected at first with cloud bases down around 500-800 metres. Spells develop during afternoon, then expected during evening..

Maximum wind speed expected

Above 800 metres, Northerly 25 gust 40mph easing by afternoon to 20mph.

Saturday 1 July 2017

Sunrise: 04:42   Sunset: 21:51
Moon phase: First quarter

A dry bright morning and afternoon with some spells of sun. Later clouding over with rain reaching western coastal ranges early evening and then a wet end to the day. Light winds and chilly at dawn, but a fresher Westerly wind picking up later as rain arrives. Some hill fog by dusk.

Sunday 2 July 2017

Sunrise: 04:42   Sunset: 21:51
Moon phase: First quarter

Rain and hill fog should clear after dawn then a bright morning with sunny spells. Passing showers for the afternoon and evening with brief sunny intervals. Strong westerly winds and feeling cool on summits.

Monday 3 July 2017

Sunrise: 04:43   Sunset: 21:50
Moon phase: First quarter

A few showers at first but some longer dry bright periods developing with some sun breaking through later. Strong West wind will back Southwesterly and reduce by afternoon.

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