Another day, another dousing.
Monday heralded the new working week but there is little new weather. My running kit had just about dried out from my ventures on Saturday and it was time to immerse myself once more. Its been another mostly wet day on the Cumbrian Fells again today with relatively mild valley temperatures. Its funny how the body adapts. Despite it being some 5 degrees at the summit of Kirkstone Pass it felt uncomfortably cold. On the positive side, the cloud base was not quite so low on the Eastern fells today. In the brief weather window we had around lunchtime it was hovering around 800 metres and at the same time the temperature appeared to be dropping ahead of this afternoons deluge.
What that meant for my lunchtime dash over Red Screes was that it was largely raining up to the highest summits to begin with, with only a smattering of hail and sleet mixed in amongst the rain on the outward leg, a brief lull mid-way round before the onset of more rain, but with snow above 600m on my return leg.