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Viewing forecast for Monday, 21st April, 2014

Forecast last reviewed on Sunday, 20/04/14 at 21:44

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Summary for all mountain areas

Extensive low cloud on eastern hills and mountains will lift and break only slowly during Monday. Most mountain regions remain dry, although risk of showers Wales & southern Pennines. Locally strong winds and sudden gusts N England/S Scotland.

Headline, The Lake District

Local sudden gusts. Low cloud lifting slowly, low shower risk.

How Windy?

Widely 35mph, slowly easing, but up to 40-45mph in the morning. Risk sudden gusts to 55 perhaps locally 60mph, particularly Pennines.

Effect Of Wind?

Ease of walking impeded, with buffeting near & west of major ridges, particularly Cross Fell (Pennines). Sudden very strong gusts to valley level.

How Wet?

Small amounts of rain

Essentially dry, but pockets of light rain and drizzle in and around cloud. Low risk of a shower developing in the afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive low cloud; lifting slowly

Extensive low cloud Pennines, base 300m will lift slowly and may break above 700m afternoon. Patches of low cloud elsewhere, lifting and breaking to 700-900m by afternoon; and may clear western summits.

Chance of cloud free Summits?

10% morning; increasing to 30% afternoon.

Sunshine and air clarity?

A little sun in the west otherwise unlikely. Hazy, with fog on the hills.

How Cold? (at 750m)

7C or 8C, but maybe just 4C in cloud.

Freezing level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook for all mountain areas from Tuesday, 22nd April, 2014

Wind speeds often low over the next 7 days. Rain from time to time next week, sometimes thundery, but often dry, fairly warm, with sunniest, driest, and often warmest weather over the W & NW Highlands. Low cloud and patchy drizzly rain persists on eastern hills on Tuesday.

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