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Lake District

Weather hazards over 300m on Mon 23 Jan 2017

High risk

No high risks
none

Medium risk

No medium risks
none

Low risk

Severe chill effect
Low risk by day but increasing by evening as winds strengthen.
Persistent extensive hill fog
Especially over the southern and western fells in evening.

No risk

Blizzards
none
Heavy snow
none
Storm force winds
none
Gales
none
Thunderstorms
none
Heavy persistent rain
none
Strong sunlight
none

Mon 23 Jan 2017

A dry and mainly bright day with some sunny spells. Some low cloud and hill fog likely over the southern and western fells, mainly at lower levels and becoming more widespread there in the evening, when winds also start to strengthen.

Time
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Weather
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Precipitation probability
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Visibility

Moderate to good in the north if on the hazy side, and some areas of mist and fog in the south.

Hill Fog

In the north and east mainly patchy at 750m. In the south and west occasional 450-600m with some lower patches, though high felltops may be clearer above an inversion.

Max wind above 500m

South to southwest 15 gusts 25mph increasing 30 gusts 40mph in the evening.

Temperature

Valleys:
Minus 2 Celsius at daybreak, lowest values in Keswick and the north, rising to Plus 6 during the day.
800m:
Minus 2 Celsius, rising zero in the evening.
Freezing level:
Most levels at dawn rising 500m during the day and 900m in the evening.

Ground conditions

Latest: 23/01/2017 03:52 Fell top Assessor's report Sunday 22nd January, Raise Summit at 13:00. A frost at all levels started the day on Sunday, with icy paths and frozen ground down to 350m. There was a fresh dusting of snow above 550m, and the small patches of old snow that remain were frozen hard throughout the day. These old patches are easily avoided at present, or can be great fun for winter skills practice for those with the correct tools - ice axe and crampons. Rime ice was found on rocks above 700m. All rocky ground, including Striding and Swirral Edges, as well as paths, outcrops, and cairns were iced over today, everywhere above 700m, making for difficult walking and scrambling at times. With a cloudbase at around 800m visibility was generally good below that level, but limited in the cloud. A little snow fell on and off throughout the day, but didn't amount to very much. Full winter clothing is essential for walking the fells at present. This should include waterproof jacket and trousers, warm layers, hat and gloves, spare warmth layers, winter boots, and snow goggles. A map and compass and good navigational ability are essential, and crampons make walking on ice and rime-covered rocks safer, while an ice axe will check a slide should we get more snow overnight. Temperature: minus 2.8C, Maximum wind speed 15.2mph, Wind chill: minus 9.3C, Average wind speed: 11.6mph.

Tue 24 Jan 2017

Cloudy and dull with widespread hill fog, this cloud thick enough for a little light rain or drizzle, even some sleet at first on the summits.

Visibility

Moderate to poor.

Hill Fog

Persistent above 300m in south and 600m in north with some lower patches.

Max wind above 500m

South to southwest 35 gusts 50mph.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 6 Celsius rising to Plus 9 Celsius.
800m:
0 Celsius, rising to Plus 2 Celsius during the day.
Freezing level:
900m rising above summits by the morning.

Wed 25 Jan 2017

Strong to gale force southerly winds on the hilltops, but mainly dry and bright, with some sunny intervals developing. Freezing level above summits initially but falling to 900m in evening and 600m by midnight

Thu 26 Jan 2017

Mostly dry, with strong southerly winds on the fells, gale on the tops. Cloud looks like becoming shallow under an inversion so northern areas and even high summits may end up being sunny. A very cold day, freezing at all levels though the highest peaks may rise above zero above the inversion.

Fri 27 Jan 2017

Similar conditions to Thursday at first then a band of rain and summit snow looks like edging across from the west later in the day. Freezing level 450m rising to above summits. Fresh to strong southerly winds.

Issued at: 0354 on Mon 23 Jan 2017