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Viewing forecast for Tuesday, 11th March, 2014
Forecast last reviewed on Tuesday, 11/03/14 at 09:44
Summary for all mountain areas
Fine and sunny nearly everywhere. Frost in many valleys and corries at first, but becoming warm on many areas. Nevertheless where there is snow cover, melting (in the light wind) will be slow.
Headline, Peak District and Yorkshire Dales
Bright sunshine; little wind. Low cloud east at first.
Southeast or easterly, 10 to locally 20mph Peak District, where gusts locally 30mph.
Effect Of Wind?
Small, although local sudden gusts near and west of major ridges and passes Peak District.
Cloud on the hills?
Most hills cloud free; shrouding eastern hills at first
Cloud, base 200 to 300m near and south of about the M62 will shroud eastern areas for 3 or 4 hours after dawn. The cloud will then break up.
Chance of cloud free Summits?
Almost certain by midday
Sunshine and air clarity?
Bright sunshine extending to all areas. Visibility excellent, although there may be a slight haze.
Temperature (at 600m)
5 rising to 7C.
And in the valleys
Will reach 11 to 13C in the afternoon, highest western valleys.
Planning Outlook for all mountain areas from Wednesday, 12th March, 2014
Fine, very warm for March and widely sunny mid-week. However, the NW Highlands will become cloudy with a little rain, and across the Highlands by Friday there will be rain and low cloud, mainly in the west. Pressure will fall slowly over the weekend as the high centre moves away south; but still substantially dry, although intermittent upland gales across Highland Scotland. Snowmelt, mostly during daylight, will continue until the weekend. This may cease on higher Scottish areas on Sunday.