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Lake District

Weather hazards over 300m on Thu 23 Oct 2014

High risk

No high risks
none

Medium risk

Gales
Gusts up to 50mph are expected at higher levels causing considerable buffeting.
Persistent extensive hill fog
Hill fog becoming persistent above 600m with patches as low as 300m in the south and west.

Low risk

Severe chill effect
Severe wind chill expected associated with strong winds and damp conditions.
Heavy persistent rain
Rain and drizzle could be persistent and heavy throughout the day, mainly at higher levels.

No risk

Blizzards
none
Heavy snow
none
Storm force winds
none
Thunderstorms
none
Strong sunlight
none

Thu 23 Oct 2014

A mostly cloudy day with patchy light rain and drizzle, especially on western fells. Rain should be mostly light, but could turn heavy and more persistent at higher levels. The best of any drier periods will be in the east. Staying cloudy and damp into the evening and overnight, when the rain may become heavier for a time.

Time
0600 to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to 1800 1800 to 2100 2100 to 2400
Weather
Light rain Light rain Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain
Precipitation probability
60% 60% 40% 60% 70% 70%

Visibility

Generally moderate or poor in any rain and drizzle, very poor in any heavier bursts but occasionally good in drier periods in the east.

Hill Fog

Persistent around 800m across the park, with periods down to 500m, and occasional patches down to 300m in the south and west in any heavier precipitation.

Max wind above 500m

Southwesterly 30mph with gusts up to 50mph.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 11 Celsius, rising to plus 15 Celsius in the afternoon.
800m:
Around plus 6 Celsius.
Freezing level:
Above the summits.

Issued at: 0122 on Thu 23 Oct 2014

Fri 24 Oct 2014

Rain and cloud clearing to the southeast overnight, leaving a brighter and drier day on Friday. However it will be mainly cloudy with isolated showers at times, possibly turning more persistent and heavy over high ground. Some bright spells breaking through at times, particularly across eastern fells.

Visibility

Generally good or very good, with temporary reductions in any showers.

Hill Fog

Low cloud around 500m clearing to the southeast to start. During the morning there will be occasional patches around 600-800m but these should soon break up by the afternoon leaving summits largely fog free for the rest of the day.

Max wind above 500m

Southwesterly 25mph with gusts around 35-40mph.

Temperature

Valleys:
Around plus 11 Celsius throughout the day.
800m:
Around plus 6 Celsius, soon falling to Plus 3 Celsius around dawn.
Freezing level:
Above the summits.

Issued at: 0122 on Thu 23 Oct 2014

Sat 25 Oct 2014

A mainly dry, cloudy and breezy day, with the risk of rain and drizzle at times especially over high ground. Some sunny spells possible in the afternoon too. Moderate southwesterly winds, becoming strong to very strong with a risk of gales at higher levels from the afternoon onwards.

Issued at: 0122 on Thu 23 Oct 2014

Sun 26 Oct 2014

Mainly dry and cloudy with a risk of showers or longer spells of rain. Very strong southwesterly winds becoming moderate to strong during the afternoon.

Issued at: 0122 on Thu 23 Oct 2014

Mon 27 Oct 2014

Cloudy with a outbreaks of mainly light rain. Moderate to strong southwesterly winds.

Issued at: 0122 on Thu 23 Oct 2014