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The Lake District
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Viewing forecast for Thursday, 20th December, 2012
Forecast last reviewed on Wednesday, 22/05/13 at 15:57
Headline, The Lake District
Upland gales. Extensive rain; cloud shrouding hills.
Southeasterly; will increase quickly with height to around 40, gusts 60mph.
Effect Of Wind?
Very difficult conditions from fairly low levels upward with any mobility difficult on higher areas. Significant wind chill.
Extensive rain; snow higher Pennines
Pulses of rain; in some areas, particularly on Pennines, raining almost all day. Snow above about 600m Pennines and perhaps on higher summits elsewhere.
Cloud on the hills?
Extensive and very low
Cloud often shrouding even lower hills, especially Pennines. However, breaks may develop to perhaps 600m western fells.
Chance of cloud free Summits?
Less than 10%
Sunshine and air clarity?
Sunshine not expected. Very hazy at best; and widely foggy on the hills. Near zero visibility where in snow.
How Cold? (at 750m)
2C, but on Pennines 0C.
750m Pennine fells to above summits western fells.
Planning Outlook for all mountain areas from Friday, 24th May, 2013
Remaining cold most the coming week - although the coldest conditions will be tomorrow and Friday. There will be freeze thaw cycles on higher Scottish summits, and on higher tops further south, temperatures often only a couple of degrees above freezing point. Total precipitation will be small, but there will be snow showers (often rain or hail on summits from S Scotland southwards), and into next week, occasionally fronts will bring several hours of rain and low cloud. Overall summits will often be cloud free, and the visibility excellent.