Fell Top Weather

Forecast

This evening

Heavy rain and snow showers will slowly fade this evening with some clearer spells developing. Winter like conditions with strong northerly winds at height.

Tomorrow - Friday, 7th May

HazardLikelihood
BlizzardsNone
Heavy SnowNone
Storm Force WindsNone
GalesNone
Severe Chill EffectLow
Poor VisibilityLow
ThunderstormsLow
Heavy Persistent RainNone
Strong SunlightMedium
Summary
Sunshine and showers, these fading through evening. Rather cold.
Detail
Northwesterly winds will maintain a feed of showers across all areas through morning with areas of cloud shrouding the hills. Showers may become more widespread for a time from late morning but as winds back westerly, these will becomes confined to the Eastern Fells. Isolated afternoon thunderstorms are possible. Clear skies will spread to all parts from late afternoon.
Visibility
Areas of cloud above 400-500m expected through morning but skies will clear from the west. Snow showers reducing visibility to a few hundred metres at times.
Chance of cloud free summits
40% rising 90%.
Forecaster's view
Winter conditions expected on and near summits. Be aware of strong afternoon sunshine.
Conditions through the day
Time00:0003:0006:0009:0012:0015:0018:0021:00
Weather
Precipitation40%40%30%50%60%40%10%<5%
Freezing Level800m700m700m700m700m700m700m700m
900mTemperature (°C)-1-1-1-0121-1
Feels like (°C)-6-6-5-5-4-4-4-4
Wind directionNWNNWNWNWWWSW
Wind speed (mph)1410891115116
Wind gust (mph)171310131622178
600mTemperature (°C)11123441
Feels like (°C)-3-3-2-2-1-0-1-2
Wind directionNWNWNWNWNWWWSW
Wind speed (mph)109691215117
Wind gust (mph)141291317221710
300mTemperature (°C)32347763
Feels like (°C)10124541
Wind directionNWNWNWNWWWWSW
Wind speed (mph)543571074
Wind gust (mph)13108111619158
ValleyTemperature (°C)65569986
Feels like (°C)44456765
Wind directionNWNNWNWWWWW
Wind speed (mph)642691195
Wind gust (mph)1497111618168
Daylight
dawn 04:36, sunrise 05:20, sunset 20:57, dusk 21:41


Saturday, 8th May

Detail
A cold night will soon give way to wet and windy weather arriving by dawn. Easterly winds will strengthen and bring heavy snow above 500m initially before turning to rain at all levels through afternoon. Rain will fade through evening but, perhaps leaving some late brightness.
Wind
East 30-40 gusting 60mph, backing SE then Southerly 25-30 gusting 40mph through afternoon.
Visibility
Widely very poor as cloud becomes extensive above 400-500m and heavy snow or rain sets in. Best shelter on west facing slopes across the Western Fells.
Chance of cloud free summits
No chance through morning, improving 40% by late afternoon.
Daylight
dawn 04:34, sunrise 05:19, sunset 20:59, dusk 21:43


Sunday, 9th May

Strong southerly winds will bring plenty of sunshine in between scattered and often sharp showers. Freezing level above summits.


Monday, 10th May

A similar day to Sunday as southerly winds remain strong and further showers develop, mainly by day, and may be on the heavy side. Freezing level above summits.


Tuesday, 11th May

A less windy day compared to previous days but further showers are likely, as are brighter spells.

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