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Lake District

Weather hazards over 300m on Fri 29 Apr 2016

High risk

Persistent extensive hill fog
Hill fog will persist above 500m during the morning, with patches down to 200m.

Medium risk

Blizzards
Strong winds combined with snow showers could reduce visibility with a risk of total disorientation
Gales
Some gusts above 50mph on exposed peaks and ridges around the middle of the day.
Severe chill effect
Wintry showers combined with strong winds will make it feel cold.

Low risk

Thunderstorms
In the afternoon, some showers may produce hail and thunder.
Heavy persistent rain
Showery precipitation may be heavy at times.
Strong sunlight
Any breaks in the cloud could allow the sun to glare off the snowpack.

No risk

Heavy snow
none
Storm force winds
none

Fri 29 Apr 2016

Mainly cloudy with scattered showers, with snow to low levels during the morning but snow becoming confined to high ground through the day. Showers turning more widespread and heavier during the afternoon with a risk of hail and thunder. Towards midnight, showers becoming fewer and lighter and cloud breaking up.

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Precipitation probability
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Visibility

Good, but moderate in rain showers, with only neighbouring fells visible. Poor in wintry showers.

Hill Fog

Persistent above 500m through the morning, with patches down to 200m mainly near showers. Breaking up during the afternoon, leaving patches above 500m.

Max wind above 500m

Westerly 20-25mph, becoming northwesterly 30-35mph gusting 45-50mph during the morning. Easing to northwesterly 20mph gusting 30mph through the evening.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 1 Celsius, rising to Plus 7 Celsius during the day.
800m:
Minus 5 Celsius, rising to Minus 2 Celsius during the day.
Freezing level:
200-400m during the morning, lifting to around 700m during the afternoon.

Ground conditions

Latest: 16/04/2016 18:33 FELL TOP CONDITIONS NOT AVAILABLE.

Sat 30 Apr 2016

Scattered cloud giving sunny spells throughout the day, but an isolated shower cannot be ruled out. Showers may be wintry even to low levels in the early hours, but any snowfall becoming confined to high ground through the day.

Visibility

Very good, but moderate in any showers with only neighbouring fells visible.

Hill Fog

Patches above 600m in any showers.

Max wind above 500m

Westerly 10-15mph, turning southerly towards midnight.

Temperature

Valleys:
Zero in the early hours of the morning, but rising to plus 9 Celsius during the day.
800m:
Minus 4 Celsius in the early morning,
Freezing level:
400m at first, rising to 800m during the morning.

Sun 01 May 2016

Cloudy with a band of rain, heavy at times, that affects the park for much of the day. Southwesterly winds strengthening to reach gale-strength by midday. Freezing level 900m at first, quickly rising above the summits.

Mon 02 May 2016

Rain, heavy at times, at first. This clearing through the late morning to leave patchy cloud and scattered showers, which could be wintry mainly on high ground. Strong southwesterly winds. Freezing level starting above the summits, falling to around 800m by the afternoon.

Tue 03 May 2016

Scattered cloud with isolated showers. Strong westerly winds. Freezing levels around 800m.

Issued at: 1529 on Thu 28 Apr 2016