High for unsettled weather on this weekend. High for changeable conditions into next week.
Progress will be impeded by very strong winds. Walking will be difficult and strenuous at times with a potential for one to be blown over in gusts. There can be a marked increase in winds through cols or on exposed ridges and summits. Distances often take longer to cover with compass bearings becoming more difficult to follow accurately.
Walking will be very strenuous with any mobility virtually impossible over exposed ground. There is a high likelihood of being blown over or taken off one’s feet, while even standing up may be impossible at times. Basic tasks such as using a map, eating, putting on extra clothing or communication become extremely difficult away from any shelter.
Wind significantly lowers the ‘feels-like’ temperature relative to the actual temperature, with even moderate winds significantly adding to the chilling effect. Strong winds can result in a severe and debilitating wind chill many degrees below the actual temperature. This effect will be enhanced in rain or wet snow. Without protection, prolonged exposure could result in frost nip or frostbite on exposed parts of the body and/or hypothermia.
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.
Bright start, otherwise cloudy and windy with rain at times.
|Chance of precipitation|
|900m||S 44 52||S 48 57||S 47 59||SE 41 51||W 25 32||W 34 43|
|600m||S 38 48||S 39 50||S 38 50||SE 31 40||W 17 22||W 25 34|
|300m||S 14 39||S 17 43||S 17 44||SE 15 37||NW 7 21||W 13 33|
|Valley||SE 10 32||SE 14 39||SE 12 40||SE 10 35||NW 4 20||W 10 33|
Partly cloudy in the morning with isolated showers, although clouding over from late morning. The afternoon will be cloudy with periods of rain, these most prolonged and heaviest across the southern fells. Little change into the evening. Best of any afternoon drier conditions likely north of Skiddaw and Blencathra.
60% in the morning, with many summits in the north free of cloud at first, but cloudier in the south. Becoming 30% in the afternoon with widespread cloud down to 500 to 700 metres, but again the far north may see only patchy cloud.
Generally good but becoming rather hazy in rain, and quite poor in any prolonged periods of rain.
A reasonable start but stormy winds on the summits, gusts to 70 mph possible on the very highest tops. Conditions worsening more generally in the afternoon with low cloud, strong winds and drenching rain.
No adverse ground conditions reported on 21 of Oct
Cloudy and windy with some prolonged rain likely in the morning. Gradually drying up in the afternoon. Notable wind chill, drenching conditions in rain.
Generally moderate, locally good in shelter in the far south.
20%, cloud widely down to 500 metres, best chance of breaks across the far south.
Northwesterly gales, with gusts 50 to 60 mph.