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The Lake District
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Viewing forecast for Friday, 18th January, 2013
Forecast last reviewed on Saturday, 08/03/14 at 12:08
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 Monday, 10th March, 2014
High pressure will dominate the weather until next weekend, bringing fine weather with light winds to most mountain areas. Progressively windier and cloudier across N Scotland and rarely a little rain. Slow melting of the snow across the Scottish Highlands. Upland gales across Scottish Highlands next weekend, and fronts will bring some rain southwards, although amounts small away from western Scotland.