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Lake District

Confidence

A good deal of confidence for a mainly cloudy conditions and rain at times, but lower confidence for amounts of rain, especialy later Monday and during Wednesday and Thursday.

Sunday 20 August 2017

Sunrise: 05:58   Sunset: 20:34
Moon phase: Waning crescent

Some hazy sunshien to end the day, then a dry evening but cloud will steadily increase and there will be some mist and patchy low cloud forming on southern and eastern facing slopes.

Monday 21 August 2017

Weather hazards

Heavy persistent rain Medium likelihood Hide detail

Prolonged exposure to heavy rain can result in drenched clothing and a risk of hypothermia if not wearing good quality waterproofs. Terrain may turn increasingly boggy underfoot, while mountain streams will rapidly rise into spate and may become impassable. There may also be a risk of flooding in valleys or glens. If there is snow cover, a heightened avalanche hazard is possible and avalanche reports should be consulted where available.

Forecast

Cloudy, a mostly dry start but rain spreading from west, some heavy in afternoon.

Weather at 800m

00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain Drizzle
00% 00% 00% 00% 30% 60% 80% 60%
Chance of precipitation
2,300 2,900 3,200 3,200 3,300 3,300 3,400 3,400
Freezing level (m)
The level above which snow is expected to settle or the ground is expected to be frozen

Wind speed and direction (mph) By altitude above mean sea level

00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
900m SE 13 17 SE 16 22 SE 18 25 SE 20 26 SE 19 24 SE 19 24 S 19 24 S 21 27
600m SE 12 17 SE 16 22 SE 18 25 SE 20 28 SE 18 24 S 18 24 S 18 23 S 18 24
300m SE 5 11 SE 7 13 SE 7 15 SE 9 19 SE 10 18 S 9 19 S 9 19 S 9 20
Valley E 3 10 E 4 12 E 5 14 SE 5 15 SE 6 16 S 5 13 S 4 15 S 5 17

Temperature (°C) By altitude above mean sea level

00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
900m 10 10 10 11 11 11 11 11
600m 11 11 11 12 12 12 12 13
300m 12 12 12 14 15 15 14 14
Valley 14 13 14 15 16 16 16 16

Feels like temperature (°C) By altitude above mean sea level

00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
900m 7 7 7 7 7 8 8 8
600m 9 8 8 8 9 9 9 10
300m 11 10 11 12 13 13 13 13
Valley 13 13 13 15 16 16 16 16
Sunrise: 05:59   Sunset: 20:32
Moon phase: New

Weather

Some brightness in east in the morning, but generally cloudy with cloud thickening and lowering from the west to bring outbreaks of rain. More prolonged and occasionally heavy rain developing in the afternoon. Worst of rain clearing in evening, but still very murky with extensive low cloud onto western slopes with occasional drizzle..

Chance of cloud-free mountain/hill tops at 800m

70% at first in east with cloud bases generally above 800m, but some cloud at lower levels on southern facing slopes. Around 20% in west with cloud down to 300 or 400m at times over southwestern slopes. 30 or 40% in east in the afternoon though cloud generally lowering to 600m with some patches beneath, but little chance in west with extensive cloud down to 300m.

Visibility

Mostly good in the mornig, but moderate or poor at times onto western slopes. Moderate occasionally poor through the afternoon and evening.

Meteorologist's view

Southeasterly winds turning southwesterly later and coudl be somewhat fresher over western hill tops. Valley temperatures as low as 8 Celsius in places overnight and possibly rising to 20 Celsius in parts of the east before thicker cloud and rain arrives.

Ground conditions

No adverse ground conditions reported on 20 of Aug

Tuesday 22 August 2017

Sunrise: 06:01   Sunset: 20:29
Moon phase: New

Weather

Cloudy and murky start with some rain but becoming mostly dry through the morning and cloud likely to break at times, especialy in the east to allow for some bright spells. Further bright spells in the afternoon with warm sunshine breaking through over eastern parts, but a scattering of showers will also develop. Becoming cloudier in the evening with patchy rain or drizzle spreading from the west

Temperature

  • At 800m Plus 10
  • Valley Plus 13 rising to plus 22
  • Freezing level Above summits

Visibility

Moderate or poor at first, but mainly good by the end of the morning, although always seeming quite hazy at height with some middle distant hills difficult to pick out.

Chance of cloud-free mountain/hill tops at 800m

20% rising to 70 % by the afternoon, though less likley by eveing. Cloud base ranging from 700m in the east to as low as 300m in west at first, but becoming more pathcy and rising to around 900m.

Maximum wind speed expected

Mostly around 20mph through the day, but South to southwesterly 30mph over tops later.

Wednesday 23 August 2017

Sunrise: 06:03   Sunset: 20:27
Moon phase: New

Mainly cloudy, with some light rain or drizzle at first, buit heavy rain will spread from the west in the morning. Slowly clearing to showers in the afternoon, though still cloudy with some heavy showers possible in the evening along with strong westerly winds over the tops..

Thursday 24 August 2017

Sunrise: 06:05   Sunset: 20:25
Moon phase: New

Some bright spells but another mainly cloudy day with occasionally heavy showers. Showers most frequent in the west with strong west or southwesterly winds.

Friday 25 August 2017

Sunrise: 06:07   Sunset: 20:22
Moon phase: Waxing crescent

Dull and wet with periods of rain, but becoming drier later as fresh southwest winds turn east or northeast.

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