Dufton Helm Wind
Dufton is famous for it’s Helm Wind:
The Helm Wind is a named wind in Cumbria, England, a north-
This is one of the best examples in Britain of a local wind -
The word ‘helm’ means hilltop, and the Helm is a fierce easterly wind which can last for days on end blowing along the Fellside. It is most strongly felt at Milburn , but is also noticeable all the way from Brough to Brampton (near Carlisle).
It is caused by air from the east ascending the slopes of the Pennines in the vicinity of Cross Fell. As the air rises, it is cooled (Cross Fell is the highest point of the Pennines). A cloud ‘cap’ -