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The Lake District
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Viewing forecast for Wednesday, 19th December, 2012
Forecast last reviewed on Wednesday, 11/12/13 at 12:31
Headline, The Lake District
Severe upland gales. Rain spreading northeast.
Southeasterly; will increase rapidly with height to 40 to locally 60mph, gusts 75mph near major ridges, in places to low level.
Effect Of Wind?
Mobility very difficult, particularly near and north of major ridges. In places ferocious sudden gusts, some to low level. Severe wind chill.
Rain spreading east in afternoon
Rain will gradually envelop the region from about late morning onwards, turning heaviest on southern mountains and eventually the Pennines, where there will be snow above 750m.
Cloud on the hills?
Cloud base typically 600 to 800m, highest west and north, but will lower as rain develops. On the Pennines, extensively 400 to 600m, and lowering toward 450 southern fells in rain.
Chance of cloud free Summits?
Sunshine and air clarity?
Little if any sunshine. Becoming very hazy; with extensive fog on the Pennines.
How Cold? (at 750m)
1 or 2C. Will feel as cold as minus 13 Celsius directly in the wind
Mostly above summits, perhaps 800m Pennine fells.
Planning Outlook for all mountain areas from Friday, 13th December, 2013
A much wetter and most extensively in Scotland stormy period: Still mild initially, but next week, mainly over higher areas of the Scottish Highlands, there will be a series of freeze thaw cycles. Total precipitation will be considerable over western Scotland, and severe or occasionally storm force winds will be most frequent across the Scottish Highlands.