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The Lake District
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Viewing forecast for Wednesday, 12th March, 2014
Forecast last reviewed on Tuesday, 11/03/14 at 14:23
Summary for all mountain areas
Fine, sunny with light wind on almost all mountain areas, although fog valleys (at first) and some mainly lower slopes. However, near the Irish Sea, particularly the Solway, and later near Firth of Clyde, areas of low cloud will increasingly develop.
Headline, The Lake District
Bright sunshine; patches of very low cloud. Locally gusty wind.
Southerly, 10-15mph, but locally 20mph in sudden gusts near and north of some major ridges and higher passes/cols.
Effect Of Wind?
Cloud on the hills?
Most or all summits cloud free - in places above lower cloud
Low risk morning, higher risk afternoon of fragments of cloud coastal slopes and eventually more widely southern fells above 300m - higher summits likely to be above the cloud.
Chance of cloud free Summits?
90% (higher risk cloud lower down)
Sunshine and air clarity?
Bright sunshine most or all higher areas, in places above low cloud. Visibility superb higher areas, haze lower levels, and locally foggy valleys at first.
How Cold? (at 750m)
4 rising to 8C.
Above the summits, but slight frost in many valleys post dawn.
Planning Outlook for all mountain areas from Thursday, 13th March, 2014
Mountains in England and Wales substantially dry over the coming week to 10 days, but frequently windy, particularly over the weekend. Least wind Wales, particularly southern mountains. Scotland will have frequent upland gales, intermittent rain, although amounts small eastern mountains, and on the Munros there will be a series of freeze-thaw cycles.