Lake District Forecast

The entire Lake District National Park, taking in all major summits, including Scafell, Helvellyn, Skiddaw, the Langdales and Old Man of Coniston. Also includes the Howgill Fells east of Kendal (the NW extension of Yorks Dales).

Viewing Weather Forecast for Wednesday 16th October 2019
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 15th October 2019 at 4:34pm

Tomorrow | Thursday | Friday

How windy? (On the summits)

Southeasterly up to 40mph morning, risk 50mph, local stronger gusts at dawn. Switching abruptly west to southwesterly around midday onward, nearer 25-30mph. Occasional lulls.

Effect of wind on you?

Speeds may vary markedly and quickly: difficult conditions for a time, and often blustery across hills with notable wind chill higher terrain.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Early rain moving through

A front moving northeastward brings rain lasting several hours from dawn into morning, heaviest southern fells. Clearing through morning to just well scattered showers.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive, but some breaks forming

Cloud likely to cover the hills extensively to lower slopes during rain, especially south & western fells. Bases tending to lift from the west, and breaks forming toward higher slopes through afternoon.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20% later 60%

Air clarity (below cloud)

Overcast and murky, then improving with sunshine developing widely. Visibility very poor in rain, will improve markedly.

How Cold? (at 750m)

7C around dawn, falling to 4C through day. Wind chill feeling close to -5C, or colder in exposure morning.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 17th October 2019

Through the weekend, areas of rain or showers will rotate around a slow-moving centre of low pressure, some heavy bursts with hail and thunder, but also areas which escape dry most or all of a day. Wind speeds varied, local gales at times, but also marked lulls. Temperatures on the cool side, persistently near or below freezing point on higher Scottish Munros with snow likely to fall and lie above about 1100m. Fairly benign autumn conditions are expected early next week as pressure builds. Milder southwesterlies may then return with some wind and rain possible by midweek.

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