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Weather hazards over 300m on Tue 30 Sep 2014

High risk

No high risks
none

Medium risk

Persistent extensive hill fog
Extensive hill fog may cause navigation problems at times, mainly on western fells.

Low risk

Gales
Considerable buffeting on higher areas due to gusts up to 50mph in the afternoon and evening.

No risk

Blizzards
none
Heavy snow
none
Storm force winds
none
Severe chill effect
none
Thunderstorms
none
Heavy persistent rain
none
Strong sunlight
none

Tue 30 Sep 2014

A cloudy start, with some hill fog and outbreaks of light rain or drizzle. Conditions may improve for a time during the morning, until a frontal system arrives from the west in the afternoon. This will lead to outbreaks of rain and strengthening winds across the park, lasting into the evening and affecting mainly southern and western fells.

Time
0600 to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to 1800 1800 to 2100 2100 to 2400
Weather
Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain
Precipitation probability
10% 10% 60% 80% 60% 60%

Visibility

Good at first, but deteriorating to moderate or poor with the onset of the rain in the afternoon.

Hill Fog

Extensive and persistent above 500m for much of the day, primarily affecting southern and western fells where occasional patches could occur as low as 200m.

Max wind above 500m

Southwesterly 25mph rising to 35mph in the afternoon with gusts up to 50mph possible on exposed ridges and summits.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 11 Celsius, rising to plus 18 Celsius.
800m:
Around plus 8 Celsius.
Freezing level:
Above the summits.

Issued at: 0116 on Tue 30 Sep 2014

Wed 01 Oct 2014

A cloudy and murky start with intermittent rain and drizzle throughout the morning, mainly affecting western fells. The rain and cloud will gradually clear to the east later in the afternoon, with some late brightness possible by the early evening.

Visibility

Generally moderate, but poor to very poor in any rain or drizzle. Air clarity improving by the evening as rain and cloud clear.

Hill Fog

Persistent above 500m with patches around 300m in outbreaks of rain, especially across western and southern fells. Cloud clearing to the east by the evening to leave summits largely fog-free.

Max wind above 500m

Southwesterly 15mph with gusts up to 35mph on exposed ridges and summits. Becoming northwesterly 10-15mph by late afternoon.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 12 Celsius, rising to plus 16 Celsius.
800m:
Around plus 8 Celsius
Freezing level:
Above the summits.

Issued at: 0116 on Tue 30 Sep 2014

Thu 02 Oct 2014

Some mist and fog patches in the valleys will soon clear to leave a largely dry and bright day with plenty of sunny spells. Rain arriving from the west overnight. Light or moderate southwesterly winds, becoming stronger during the evening.

Issued at: 0116 on Tue 30 Sep 2014

Fri 03 Oct 2014

Rain and extensive hill fog will affect the area for much of the day and could be particularly heavy and persistent at times. Strong southwesterly winds with gales likely over the summits until morning, easing to light southwesterly by the evening.

Issued at: 0116 on Tue 30 Sep 2014

Sat 04 Oct 2014

The band of rain will clear overnight to leave a generally fine and dry day, though with perhaps some afternoon showers. Moderate southwesterly winds, perhaps strengthening later.

Issued at: 0116 on Tue 30 Sep 2014