Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Today | Thursday | Friday

Forecast last updated on Tuesday 21st October 2014 at 3:21pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Windy; upland gales Scottish Highlands. Extensive low cloud focussed on western mountains, although this may not reach mid and south Wales. Heavy rain W & NW Highlands and patchy rain gradually reaching the rest of Scotland and summits near the north Irish Sea.

Headline for Lake District

Windy: drizzly rain slowly developing. Widespread very low cloud.

How windy? (On the summits)

Westerly, 30-35mph gusts 50mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Widespread buffeting on higher areas.

How Wet?

Rain: mostly afternoon

Showers morning, and then in afternoon rain may become more widespread, mainly western hills where it may set in.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive; very low base west

Breaks to higher tops morning eastern areas. But typically cloud base 300 to 600m highest east.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Less than 10%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Glimpses of sun here and there, mainly eastern fells. Fog widely higher mountains; otherwise hazy.

How Cold? (at 750m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 23rd October 2014

Until after the weekend over Highland Scotland, frequent upland gales or near gales, most widely NW Highlands, frequently raining with cloud shrouding the mountains. Snow on higher summits intermittently Friday onwards. Less windy and wet over mountains in England and Wales, although extensive very low cloud and drizzly rain on Thursday - this clearing only slowly southeastwards on Friday. Substantially dry over the weekend, and very likely early next week.

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Mountaineering Council of Scotland sportscotland Association of Mountaineering Instructions