Lake District Forecast

Includes the whole of Cumbria, and also the western Pennines North from Ingleborough.

Viewing Weather Forecast for Monday 22nd October 2018
Forecast last updated on Sunday 21st October 2018 at 4:15pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Westerly gales across the Highlands all day, becoming storm force. Rain (initially snow on tops), will rarely cease on western coastal hills in NW Scotland. Low cloud filling in across the W/NW Highlands. Otherwise largely dry. Least wind Wales, but increasing N England.

Headline for Lake District

Wind strengthening later to gale force on hills. Dry.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northwest becoming westerly, 25-30mph morning, strengthening through afternoon to 40-55mph, strongest on northern fells by evening.

Effect of wind on you?

Walking increasingly difficult across the hills by afternoon. Significant wind chill.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Rain not expected

Cloud on the hills?

Little if any

Occasional banks of cloud may form on higher western slopes, above 650-750m. Later in the day may become more persistent and tend to lower slightly.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Air clarity (below cloud)

Patchwork of sun. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 750m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits. Slight frost at dawn some valleys.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 23rd October 2018

A strong area of high pressure lies west of the British Isles early this week. A prevailing west to northwesterly flow, with prolonged gales over Scottish mountains. Rain frequent or persistent NW Scotland, but largely dry elsewhere. Later in the week, a switch to northerly winds will bring widely much colder air across the UK. Dropping below freezing point on the Munros, and highest tops in England & Wales by Friday and the weekend. Expect upland gales and severe wind chill. Showers focused on north-facing hills will give a covering of snow on the hills. Away from showers, the air will be very clear.

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