Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Tuesday 27th January 2015
Forecast last updated on Monday 26th January 2015 at 1:55pm

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How windy? (On the summits)

West backing southwesterly, 30 to 35mph, strengthening slowly, by late afternoon toward 45mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Considerable buffeting on higher areas. Significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Small amounts of drizzle

Pockets of drizzle (sleet highest tops), most persistent western fells, but amounts small.

Cloud on the hills?

Increasingly extensive and lowering

Cloud base lowering progressively throughout the day, covering higher areas in the morning, but by afternoon blanket low cloud shrouding most fells above around 450 to 650m, lowest bases toward south and west Lakes.

Chance of cloud free summits?

10% morning; almost nil afternoon.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine unlikely. Increasingly foggy on the fells, to low levels in the west.

How Cold? (at 750m)

0C, perhaps rising slightly above freezing.

Freezing Level

Around 750m, may lift slowly just above the highest summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 28th January 2015

Upland winds frequently near gale force this week, perhaps occasionally easing toward the weekend as a low pressure becomes a broader feature across Britain. From Wednesday on, much colder conditions will extend south to all areas, with snow to lower slopes, most concentrated on northern and western facing mountains. A cold pattern is very likely to last through the weekend and into early next week, with most terrain remaining frozen.

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Mountaineering Council of Scotland sportscotland Association of Mountaineering Instructions