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The Lake District
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Viewing forecast for Thursday, 20th December, 2012
Forecast last reviewed on Wednesday, 11/12/13 at 07:37
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 Thursday, 12th December, 2013
The present dry conditions will progressively give way from the northwest later this week, as fronts come in off the Atlantic. Remaining windy, particularly Scottish Highlands. From Saturday, lengthy upland gales, sometimes storm force, particularly across Scotland. Often wet, particularly western mountains. Freeze thaw cycles, mainly Scottish Highlands.