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Lake District

Weather hazards over 300m on Tue 21 Oct 2014

High risk

Gales
Gale force winds expected across higher ground with considerable buffeting.
Severe chill effect
Severe wind chill expected associated with very strong winds, heavy rain and snow showers.

Medium risk

Storm force winds
Risk of losing one's footing in gusts on exposed ridges and summits.

Low risk

Thunderstorms
The heavier showers could turn thundery at times.

No risk

Blizzards
none
Heavy snow
none
Persistent extensive hill fog
none
Heavy persistent rain
none
Strong sunlight
none

Tue 21 Oct 2014

Scattered showers throughout the day, these might turn heavy and thundery at times. Some of these could also be wintry, with hail and wet snow over the highest summits. Showers will begin to ease during the evening and towards midnight. Feeling much cooler than of late due to the very strong winds.

Time
0600 to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to 1800 1800 to 2100 2100 to 2400
Weather
Light shower day Sleet shower day Sleet shower day Sleet shower day Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
Precipitation probability
80% 60% 60% 60% 40% 20%

Visibility

Generally good but moderate in showers, poor in any heavy ones and very poor in wintry showers.

Hill Fog

The mountains will be predominantly free of hill fog although some occasional patches down to 600m through the afternoon are possible associated with any showers.

Max wind above 500m

Northwesterly 50-55mph with gusts up to 70-75mph on the most exposed summits and ridges. Easing slightly into the evening.

Temperature

Valleys:
Temperature will rise to Plus 4 Celsius during the day before falling to Plus 1 Celsius during the night.
800m:
Around zero Celsius.
Freezing level:
Above the summits at first, then falling to 800m by the afternoon. Rising above the summits again towards midnight.

Issued at: 0150 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

Wed 22 Oct 2014

A clear start to the night, with just the odd light shower. During the morning cloud will build from the west with some rain and drizzle reaching the area by lunchtime. This will give a cloudy and damp afternoon with the rain perhaps turning heavy over western fells, before beginning to ease during the evening.

Visibility

Generally good or very good but moderate in rain, poor in drizzle and very poor in any heavy rain or drizzle.

Hill Fog

Most summits starting clear, but hill fog moving in from the west by lunchtime, becoming persistent down to 600m with occasional fog down to 400m particularly in the west.

Max wind above 500m

Northwesterly 30-35mph with gusts to 50mph, becoming southwesterly 25-30mph with gusts to 40mph on the most exposed ridges and summits.

Temperature

Valleys:
Daily max of Plus 11 Celsius with an overnight's min of Plus 5 Celsius.
800m:
Around plus 3 Celsius.
Freezing level:
Above the summits.

Issued at: 0150 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

Thu 23 Oct 2014

Mostly cloudy with frequent outbreaks of drizzly rain and showers. Moderate to strong southwesterly winds. Freezing level above the summits.

Issued at: 0150 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

Fri 24 Oct 2014

Mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain, these possibly turning heavy at times. Possibly brightening up during the afternoon, with scattered showers at times. Showers dying out overnight. Moderate southwesterly winds. Freezing level above the summits.

Issued at: 0150 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

Sat 25 Oct 2014

A mainly dry day but with plenty of cloud and the risk of the odd patch of light rain and drizzle. Moderate to strong southwesterly winds. Freezing level above the summits.

Issued at: 0150 on Tue 21 Oct 2014