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The Lake District
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Viewing forecast for Friday, 13th December, 2013
Forecast last reviewed on Thursday, 12/12/13 at 15:12
Summary for all mountain areas
Windy, particularly morning; upland gales Scottish Highlands. Extensive low cloud across the mountains, although after a cold front clears eastward, the base will gradually rise. Turning colder, later snow higher Scottish areas.
Headline, The Lake District
Near upland gales slowly easing. Rain easing. Turning colder.
Southwesterly, 40 to perhaps 50mph post dawn. Will slowly drop toward 25mph in the afternoon.
Effect Of Wind?
Fairly small at lower levels but marked increase with height to make walking difficult where exposed on higher areas.
Rain and drizzle
Rain and drizzle intermittently; least rainfall northeastern fells. Easing to the odd shower before sunset.
Cloud on the hills?
Extensive across the hills, but base lifting by dusk
Cloud extensively shrouding the hills, base 450m, but lower patches particularly coastal fells. Northern fells: a few patches of cloud below 450m, but most cloud 550 to 650m. Cloud base will lift progressively toward sunset.
Chance of cloud free Summits?
Less than 10%; but 30% by dusk
Sunshine and air clarity?
Sunshine, if any rare until late in day. Widely foggy western and southern mountains; visibility intermittently good below cloud.
How Cold? (at 750m)
6C - will drop to 3C from west in the afternoon.
Above the summits
Planning Outlook for all mountain areas from Saturday, 14th December, 2013
A much wetter and most extensively in Scotland stormy period: Across Highland Scotland, there will be a series of freeze thaw cycles. Total precipitation will be considerable over western Scotland (but one or two bouts of heavy rain on all western mountains). Severe or occasionally storm force winds, will be most frequent across the Scottish Highlands.