Mountain weather

Lake District Mountain weather forecast table

Confidence

High confidence for mainly dry, settled weather until Thursday, then a few showers. High confidence for a transition to unsettled weather from Friday onwards, but low confidence in the day to day details.

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This evening forecast

Dry but somewhat cloudy evening, but a few cloud breaks developing towards midnight. Feeling chilly in a light northerly breeze.

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Mountain hazards

Mountain weather hazards

Hazards apply at or above 300m, reflecting the more severe conditions which can occur at altitude.

hazard Strong Sunlight
Harmful UV levels from sunlight increase with altitude giving a greater risk of sunburn and eye damage, even on some overcast days. On breezy days, the cooling effect of wind on exposed skin may disguise any feeling of sunburn until it is too late. If there is snow cover, glare increases the effect of UV rays especially on the eyes. It is advisable to wear sun block, protective clothing such as a long-sleeved top and hat and have good quality eye protection.

hazard Severe Chill Effect
Wind significantly lowers the ‘feels-like’ temperature relative to the actual temperature, with even moderate winds significantly adding to the chilling effect. Strong winds can result in a severe and debilitating wind chill many degrees below the actual temperature. This effect will be enhanced in rain or wet snow. Without protection, prolonged exposure could result in frost nip or frostbite on exposed parts of the body and/or hypothermia.

Mountain weather forecast

Sunny spells but feeling chilly. Fresh northerly winds in the morning.

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Weather
(at 800m)
Partly cloudy (night) Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny intervals Partly cloudy (night)
Chance of precipitation
(at 800m)
00% 00% 00% 00% 00% 00% 00% 00%

Wind direction and speed (mph)
Altitude above mean sea level
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900m NE
19
NE
24
NE
25
NE
17
N
13
N
12
W
11
SW
14
600m NE
14
NE
16
NE
15
NE
14
N
12
N
11
W
11
W
12
300m NE
4
NE
7
N
8
N
8
N
7
N
8
W
7
W
6
Valley NE
7
NE
7
NE
6
NE
7
N
6
NW
7
W
9
W
7
Wind gust (mph)
Altitude above mean sea level
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900m 23 29 31 23 18 17 15 18
600m 19 22 21 19 17 16 15 18
300m 16 20 22 18 16 15 13 15
Valley 18 20 19 15 13 13 15 15

Altitude above mean sea level
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900m
-2°
-3°
-2°
600m
-1°
300m
Valley
10°
Freezing Level
800m
600m
300m
500m
600m
800m
900m
900m

Altitude above mean sea level
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900m
-6°
-10°
-11°
-8°
-5°
-2°
-4°
-6°
600m
-3°
-5°
-7°
-4°
-1°
-3°
300m
-2°
Valley

Additional weather information

Meteorologist's view

Prolonged sunny spells will mean suitable eye and skin protection may be required. Lighter winds in the afternoon will mean less unpleasantly chilly temperatures.

Weather

Staying dry with good sunny spells. Feeling quite chilly, especially in the morning with a brisk northerly breeze, though this will ease off through the day.

Chance of cloud-free hill tops

90%. The best chances before midday, and again through the evening.

Low cloud and visibility

Plenty of clear skies and sunny spells with excellent visibilities. Some patchy cloud building through the middle of the day with bases down to 700m at times.

Ground conditions

No recent ground conditions report available.

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Mountain weather information

Weather

A dry but cloudy start. A few showers, falling as snow above 800m, developing through the afternoon and evening. Feeling quite chilly under overcast skies.

Chance of cloud-free hill tops

90% falling to 50% in the afternoon.

Maximum wind speed expected

Northerly 10-15mph, gusting 25mph in the morning.

Temperature

  • At 800m Minus 1 to plus 1 Celsius.
  • Valley Plus 4 to plus 9 Celsius.
  • Freezing level 800m.

Low cloud and visibility

Cloud-free tops and excellent visibilities in the morning, but cloud will build through the afternoon. Bases lowering down to 600m and poor visibilities in precipitation at times.

Mountain weather information

Fri 26 Apr

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Showers or longer spells of rain, freezing level rising to 1200m.

Sat 27 Apr

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Showers, perhaps merging to longer spells of rain at times. Freezing level rising to 1400m

Sun 28 Apr

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Showers, heavy at times. Perhaps longer spells of rain at times. Freezing levels above summits.

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