Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Thursday 23rd October 2014

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Forecast last updated on Wednesday 22nd October 2014 at 3:46pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Windy all mountain areas, widely gale force Cumbria northwards, strongest Scottish Highlands. Widespread low cloud, from lower slopes upwards west. Rain and drizzle, mainly west, incessant and heavy W Highlands.

Headline for Lake District

Upland gales or near gales; drizzly rain and low cloud.

How windy? (On the summits)

South or southwesterly 35 to 40 gusts 55mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Widespread buffeting where exposed on higher areas.

How Wet?

Rain and drizzle, mostly west and south

Drizzly rain on and off, mostly southern and western fells. Will amount to very little northern fells east from about Borrowdale. However, from northwest, the rain may set in across region later afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Persistent & very low most of region

Blanket low cloud, base ranging from sometimes below 300m coastal 500m. Higher bases northern fells east from about Borrowdale, mostly 600m to 750m.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Almost nil most areas, but 20% north and northeastern fells

Sunshine and air clarity?

Rare sunshine northeastern fells. Widely foggy; and hazy where below cloud.

How Cold? (at 750m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 24th October 2014

Over the next week, Highland Scotland, frequent upland gales, often raining with cloud shrouding particularly western mountains. Snow intermittently higher summits as temperatures oscillate. Less windy and wet on mountains in England and Wales, although on Friday, rain may only slowly clear south across Wales and southern Pennines.

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Mountaineering Council of Scotland sportscotland Association of Mountaineering Instructions