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The Lake District
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Viewing forecast for Friday, 18th January, 2013
Forecast last reviewed on Wednesday, 11/12/13 at 12:31
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 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.