Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Friday 27th March 2015
Forecast last updated on Thursday 26th March 2015 at 2:16pm

Tomorrow | Saturday | Sunday

How windy? (On the summits)

West to southwesterly, typically 15mph, perhaps 20mph Pennines at dawn, but then intermittently nearer 10mph for a few hours during the morning.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small

How Wet?

Rare precipitation

Substantially dry all day. Very occasional drizzly showers, but amounts small (snow above 700m).

Cloud on the hills?

Confined to higher tops

Occasional fragments on western tops, but most cloud likely to remain above the fells.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Small amounts of sunshine overall, mostly early morning. Visibility mainly good.

How Cold? (at 750m)

-2 rising to 1C by afternoon

Freezing Level

600m lifting toward 900m; frost many inland valleys after dawn.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 28th March 2015

Confidence of precise detail remains quite low for Saturday, as an area of low pressure passes quickly east across Britain. Rain and snow clearing east, but expect widespread upland gales. By Sunday and into next week, generally westerly winds, frequently gale force on the mountains, will bring regular precipitation to western mountains in particular. Mostly just higher Scottish summits remaining near or below freezing. Toward the Easter weekend, indications favour periods of north to north-westerly winds, and at least a temporary drop in freezing levels, bringing the risk of snow showers over a day or so.

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