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Viewing forecast for Sunday, 20th April, 2014

Forecast last reviewed on Saturday, 19/04/14 at 16:28

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Summary for all mountain areas

The Scottish Highlands remain fair with light winds & sunshine. Low cloud may move inland off the North Sea. Becoming increasingly blustery from the Southern Uplands southwards. The risk of patchy rain reaching the Peak District and Wales.

Headline, The Lake District

Blustery on tops. Remaining dry; sunshine west.

How Windy?

East to northeasterly, increasing from 25mph in the morning to locally 40mph during the afternoon. Strongest near major ridges & summits.

Effect Of Wind?

Local considerable buffeting near and west of major ridges, particularly Cross Fell (Pennines). Locally sudden gusts into valleys.

How Wet?

Rain unlikely

Very likely dry, but a few spots of rain may appear towards dusk.

Cloud on the hills?

May develop toward east

Fragments of cloud, soon above 600m, mainly Pennines, will very likely clear. But a sheet of low cloud may spread west late afternoon or evening, base 400m Pennines, 600m further west.

Chance of cloud free Summits?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine fairly extensive western Lakeland fells; only patchy sun Pennines. Visibility very good, although haze may well increase.

How Cold? (at 750m)

3 rising to 8C west.

Freezing level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook for all mountain areas from Monday, 21st April, 2014

Wind speeds often low over the next 7 days, although windy 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. Low cloud and patchy drizzly rain persists on eastern hills Monday and Tuesday.

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