Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Saturday 7th March 2015
Forecast last updated on Friday 6th March 2015 at 12:08pm

Today | Sunday | Monday

Summary for all mountain areas

Widespread gales on the mountains, the wind often storm force Scottish Highlands. Incessant rain much of W & NW Highlands, heavy/torrential south of Ullapool. Rapid snowmelt Scottish Highlands Extensive low cloud on all western mountains.

Headline for Lake District

Severe upland gales. Rain, mainly morning.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly speeds increasing quickly with height to 45 to 65mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Difficult walking across the hills; where exposed on higher areas general mobility very difficult. Severe wind chill.

How Wet?

Drizzly west and south; mainly morning

Rain and drizzle after dawn will becoming increasingly light and patchy, and by late morning, very little will reach northern fells east of Borrowdale.

Cloud on the hills?

Persistent; very low west & south

Almost blanket low cloud most of region, widely below 450m, and much lower coastal fells. But breaks to 700m northeastern fells.

Chance of cloud free summits?

10%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Pockets of sunshine northeastern fells. Fog across the mountains; below cloud visibility often very good northeast.

How Cold? (at 750m)

5C

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 8th March 2015

Mild for the next week, although a couple of fairly brief periods where higher summits drop below freezing point. Mostly fine across Scotland on Sunday, whilst over England and Wales, rain and low cloud slowly lifts from the north. Rain and upland gales will follow on Monday, whilst Tuesday will be substantially fine, and little wind. Beyond, low cloud and occasional rain, mainly W Scotland mid-week, but then as pressure rises, substantially fine across all mountain areas.

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