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The Lake District
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Viewing forecast for Friday, 18th January, 2013
Forecast last reviewed on Sunday, 19/05/13 at 19:28
Headline, The Lake District
Severe upland gales. Threat snow; most likely south and west.
Southeasterly, increasing rapidly with height to typically 50mph, gusts locally 65mph.
Effect Of Wind?
Locally small in the valleys but on the hills walking or in some areas, mainly near major ridges and through some higher passes widely very difficult. Severe wind chill.
Snow, mostly southwest
Cumbria will be close to the edge of an area of snow. It may become persistent (giving blizzards and whiteout) across southern and western fells, but will amount to very little Pennine and eastern fells.
Cloud on the hills?
May become extensive south
Confidence low: Most likely, cloud base typically 450 to 700m, lowest Pennines. But on southern fells, should snow become widespread, cloud base will drop markedly.
Chance of cloud free Summits?
Sunshine and air clarity?
Sunshine not expected. Visibility good although hazy. In snow, very poor.
How Cold? (at 750m)
-6C. Will feel as cold as minus 24 Celsius directly in the wind.
Valley level with terrain frozen.
Planning Outlook for all mountain areas from Tuesday, 21st May, 2013
Turning appreciably colder particularly across the Highlands with freezing levels as low as 700m by Thursday and some snow showers. Wind chill will be severe in gale force northerly winds. Further south not quite as cold with only a few showers in the east, bright sunshine and widely excellent visibilities. Turning cloudier and less cold from the northwest by the weekend with freezing levels near highest summits. Also patches of rain or showers most days.