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The Lake District

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Viewing forecast for Friday, 18th April, 2014

Forecast last reviewed on Thursday, 17/04/14 at 14:53


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Summary for all mountain areas

Fine, sunny, little wind and the air very clear indeed on almost all mountains. Nearly all summits will be free of cloud, although very low cloud just off the northwestern mainland in Scotland could reach coastal slopes.


Headline, The Lake District

Fine, sunshine, superb visibility. Little wind.


How Windy?

Northerly 15 to 20mph strongest Pennines; will drop to become very light by midday

Effect Of Wind?

Soon negligible


How Wet?

No rain


Cloud on the hills?

Not expected

Chance of cloud free Summits?

Almost certain

Sunshine and air clarity?

Extensive bright sunshine (beware of sunburn). Visibility superb.


How Cold? (at 750m)

Close to freezing point at dawn; rising to 4C.

Freezing level

Soon above the summits, but frost widely in valleys and corries at first.


Planning Outlook for all mountain areas from Saturday, 19th April, 2014

Wind speeds often low over the next 7 days, although windy on Monday and Tuesday (and locally England and Wales on Sunday). There will be substantial dry weather, although late on Sunday there is threat of bursts of rain reaching summits in England and Wales; these advancing into Scotland on Monday. 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.


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