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Viewing forecast for Friday, 13th December, 2013
Forecast last reviewed on Friday, 13/12/13 at 14:48
Summary for all mountain areas
Windy, particularly morning; upland gales Scottish Highlands. Extensive low cloud across the mountains, although after a cold front clears eastward, the base will gradually rise. Turning colder, later snow higher Scottish areas.
Headline, Peak District and Yorkshire Dales
Near upland gales slowly easing. A little rain.
South or southwesterly, 30 to 40mph; generally least wind in the afternoon.
Effect Of Wind?
Fairly small at lower levels but marked increase with height to make walking difficult where exposed on higher areas.
Drizzly rain now and again, most widely western hills north of about Skipton.
Cloud on the hills?
Cloud extensively shrouding the hills, base 450 to 550m, and intermittently lower. But on western hills north of Skipton, base rarely above 400m,.
Chance of cloud free Summits?
Sunshine and air clarity?
Sunshine not expected. Widely foggy higher areas; visibility often good below cloud.
Temperature (at 600m)
And in the valleys
10 to 12C, highest eastern valleys in Yorkshire.
Planning Outlook for all mountain areas from Saturday, 14th December, 2013
A much wetter and most extensively in Scotland stormy period: Across Highland Scotland, there will be a series of freeze thaw cycles. Total precipitation will be considerable over western Scotland (but one or two bouts of heavy rain on all western mountains). Severe or occasionally storm force winds, will be most frequent across the Scottish Highlands.