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Lake District

Confidence

High for much quieter and brighter conditions on Wednesday. Medium for the detail from later Thursday due to complexity of the lows and fronts pushing east across the UK.

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Wednesday 18 October 2017

Weather hazards

Poor visibility Low likelihood Hide detail

Poor visibility presents challenging route finding conditions. Visibility could be significantly less than 50 metres in all directions with few or no visual references, especially on featureless moors or plateaux. Distances become hard to judge and cliff or cornice edges can be difficult to recognise. These conditions require good navigational skills. There is a risk of white-out conditions when mist or fog is combined with extensive snow cover.

Forecast

A much more settled day with sunny spells and light winds. Patchy rain and stronger winds in the evening.

Weather at 800m

06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Fog
40% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10%
Chance of precipitation
1,400 1,400 1,300 1,900 2,300 2,300
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

06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
900m SE 9 11 SE 11 14 SE 15 21 SE 19 24 SE 24 30 SE 28 34
600m SE 9 13 SE 9 12 SE 14 19 SE 16 22 SE 23 30 SE 22 30
300m S 6 10 SE 3 7 SE 6 14 SE 7 16 SE 9 21 SE 9 22
Valley E 3 9 E 3 8 SE 6 15 SE 5 16 SE 8 21 SE 7 21

Temperature (°C) By altitude above mean sea level

06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
900m 5 5 5 6 6 6
600m 7 6 8 8 7 7
300m 8 9 11 11 10 9
Valley 9 10 13 13 12 11

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

06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
900m 2 1 1 1 0 0
600m 4 3 4 5 3 2
300m 6 8 10 10 8 7
Valley 9 10 12 12 10 10
Sunrise: 07:47   Sunset: 18:09
Moon phase: Waning crescent

Weather

Dry on Wednesday with sunny spells but high cloud will invade from the south in the afternoon. Thicker cloud and patchy rain will spread north after dark.

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

Patchy cloud above 800m early in the morning with an 80% chance of clear summits then all summits expected to become clear through the morning. Cloud will lower and become extensive through the evening above 500 or 600m.

Visibility

Outside any cloud it will be very good through the day with clear views, occasionally poor during the evening.

Meteorologist's view

A chilly feel across the summits, especially towards the end of the day as winds freshen from the east or southeast.

Ground conditions

No adverse ground conditions reported on 18 of Oct

Thursday 19 October 2017

Sunrise: 07:48   Sunset: 18:06
Moon phase: New

Weather

Overcast with patchy rain at first then clearing to sunshine and isolated showers in the morning. Mostly dry and bright through the rest of the day although some rain may return in the evening.

Temperature

  • At 800m Around plus 9C
  • Valley Plus 08 increasing 15 during the afternoon, then lowering 10 later
  • Freezing level Above summits

Visibility

Hazy or misty conditions at first but views opening up through the morning

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

Very little chance of clear summits at first with persistent cloud above 300 or 400m but cloud breaking up and lifting to around 800m during the morning.

Maximum wind speed expected

Strong southerly winds through most of the day with gusts reaching 40mph over exposed ridges and summits. Increasing severe gale late evening with gusts 60mph.

Friday 20 October 2017

Sunrise: 07:50   Sunset: 18:04
Moon phase: New

Perhaps some improvement around mid-day, but mostly very poor to hazardous conditions with severe gales or storm force winds over the summits, coupled with showers or longer periods of locally heavy rain.

Saturday 21 October 2017

Sunrise: 07:52   Sunset: 18:02
Moon phase: New

Similar to Friday with a chance of some improvements, but mostly very poor to hazardous with severe gales or storm force winds over the summits, with showers or longer periods of locally heavy rain.

Sunday 22 October 2017

Sunrise: 07:54   Sunset: 17:59
Moon phase: New

Looking very unsettled at first with storms and periods of locally heavy rain, but improving later.

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