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Lake District

Weather hazards over 300m on Fri 30 Jan 2015

High risk

Gales
Gusts of over 50mph are likely, particularly on the fell tops.
Severe chill effect
Strong winds and low temperatures will combine to give a severe chill effect

Medium risk

No medium risks
none

Low risk

Blizzards
Strong winds in any showers could lead to blizzard conditions.
Heavy snow
Longer spells of snow possible when showers merge together, particularly in the early hours.
Persistent extensive hill fog
A risk of extensive hill fog if any showers band together.
Thunderstorms
A risk of thunder in any heavier showers.
Strong sunlight
Sunny spells will give glare off the snowpack.

No risk

Storm force winds
none
Heavy persistent rain
none

Fri 30 Jan 2015

Clear spells overnight with a band of organised snow showers passing over the fells in the early hours. During the day there will be sunny spells with isolated wintry showers possible, giving snow accumulations at all levels. These showers are less likely to be heavy than on previous days. Strong winds giving a bitterly cold feel even in bright spells.

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Visibility

Generally very good but poor in any wintry showers.

Hill Fog

Patches down to 400m in any showers.

Max wind above 500m

Northwesterly 25-30mph with gusts of 40-50mph.

Temperature

Valleys:
Zero Celsius rising to plus 4 Celsius during the day then dropping to zero Celsius again during the evening.
800m:
Around minus 5 Celsius.
Freezing level:
Freezing level generally at 200m, but rising to 400m for a time during the morning.

Ground conditions

Latest: 29/01/2015 15:52 FELL TOP CONDITIONS REPORT Date: Thursday 29 January Location Birkhouse Moor summit at 1525 A heavy dump of fresh snow overnight at all levels made for some hard walking conditions on the fells. Drifts on the eastern side of Helvellyn were up to 2m in depth, even at low levels. With a cloud base of between 600m and above the summits visibility was generally good, but poor in snow showers and with spindrift. Paths above 300m are very icy in places, requiring care. Much of the fresh snow is overlaying hard old snow, and test pits dugs at 600m on east facing slopes showed a considerable risk of avalanche on those aspects. Full winter clothing, footwear and equipment are essential for those venturing onto the fells, and an ice axe and crampons are essential for anyone going onto the higher fells. Temperature: minus 3.6 deg C. Maximum wind speed 42.5mph. Wind chill: minus 13.7 deg C. Average wind speed: 25.7mph.

Issued at: 1633 on Thu 29 Jan 2015

Sat 31 Jan 2015

Clear and sunny spells with isolated wintry showers continue, which are expected to give some further accumulations of snow on the fells. Low temperatures and strong winds will mean it will feel very cold on the fell tops.

Visibility

Very good but poor in any showers.

Hill Fog

Patches down to 400m in any showers.

Max wind above 500m

Northwesterly 30-35mph with gusts of 55-60mph.

Temperature

Valleys:
Zero Celsius rising to plus 4 Celsius during the day then dropping to zero Celsius again during the evening.
800m:
Around minus 5 Celsius.
Freezing level:
Freezing level around 300m.

Issued at: 1633 on Thu 29 Jan 2015

Sun 01 Feb 2015

Sunny spells and isolated wintry showers likely to give snow accumulations at all levels. Strong northerly winds ease to become moderate. Freezing level around 200m.

Issued at: 1633 on Thu 29 Jan 2015

Mon 02 Feb 2015

Sunny spells with the chance of wintry showers, especially early on. Light to moderate northerly winds. Freezing level around 200m.

Issued at: 1633 on Thu 29 Jan 2015

Tue 03 Feb 2015

A largely clear and sunny day though the odd wintry shower cannot be ruled out. Light northerly winds begin to strengthen once more. Freezing level around 100m.

Issued at: 1633 on Thu 29 Jan 2015