Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Sunday 1st February 2015
Forecast last updated on Saturday 31st January 2015 at 2:12pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Upland gales will lead to widespread severe wind chill. Snow and hail showers, most frequent north and north-western areas of Scotland and Wales. Inland areas of Scotland, also Pennines, will remain substantially dry with bright sunshine.

Headline for Lake District

Upland gales; severe wind chill. Essentially dry; sunshine.

How windy? (On the summits)

North or northwesterly, 50 to 55mph at dawn, dropping slowly through day to 40mph Pennines, or 35mph Lakeland Fells at dusk.

Effect of wind on you?

Walking/skiing difficult on higher areas, and severe wind chill.

How Wet?

Dry most or all day

Essentially dry. Rare snow flurries here and there, most likely morning.

Cloud on the hills?

Often cloud free

Most or all fells frequently cloud free, particularly by afternoon. Near precipitation, shafts of cloud rarely below 700m.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Bright sun. Excellent or superb visibility.

How Cold? (at 750m)

-5C Feeling as cold as minus 20 to 25 Celsius where directly exposed to strongest wind.

Freezing Level

Near or below freezing point from valleys upward. Slight thawing lower sunlit slopes.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Monday 2nd February 2015

Cold throughout the coming week with snow substantially remaining in place on the mountains and most terrain remaining frozen. By Tuesday or Wednesday onward, substantially fine with winds easing markedly, although toward next weekend, one or two temporary deteriorations, most extensively across the Scottish Highlands as weakening fronts bring temporarily stronger winds and snow (rain lower western areas).

In association with
Mountaineering Council of Scotland sportscotland Association of Mountaineering Instructions