Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Thursday 5th March 2015
Forecast last updated on Wednesday 4th March 2015 at 12:10pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Windy, particularly Scotland, where severe upland gales across the Scottish Highlands. Low cloud will shroud most western mountains, and across the W & NW Highlands drizzle and rain will be widespread and snowmelt will accelerate across the Highlands.

Headline for Lake District

Upland gales or near gales; low cloud and pockets of drizzle.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly, increasing considerably with height to 35 to 45mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Difficult walking conditions and significant wind chill on higher areas.

How Wet?

Pockets drizzle

Substantially dry, but pockets of drizzle on western and southern fells, more likely afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive; lowest base S & W

Low cloud increasingly shrouding the fells; above 500m, but lower coastal fells. The base nearer 700-800m frequently north lakes to the east of about Borrowdale.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Less than 10% most of region; 30% northeastern fells

Sunshine and air clarity?

A little sun, mainly northeastern fells. Foggy on higher areas; often very good visibility below cloud.

How Cold? (at 750m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 6th March 2015

A change in weather pattern will bring extensive south or southwesterly winds to all mountain areas. There will be sustained thaw of lying snow - particularly into this weekend, leading to considerable snow loss across the Scottish Highlands. There will be extensive low cloud and rain focussed on western mountains over the next few days, although this may well clear the Scottish Highlands on Sunday. Through next week, rain bearing fronts will move slowly eastwards from time to time, but overall substantial fine weather.

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Mountaineering Council of Scotland sportscotland Association of Mountaineering Instructions