Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Monday 27th April 2015
Forecast last updated on Monday 27th April 2015 at 8:39am

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Summary for all mountain areas

Very cold air, bringing snow and hail showers (temporarily constant Scottish Highlands), but also bright sun all mountain areas. Coldest air will be Scotland, where snow may briefly settle even into the valleys. Winds will be strong at times resulting in considerable wind chill likely.

Headline for Lake District

Snow and hail showers. Some bright sunshine. Strong winds at times.

How windy? (On the summits)

South veering southwest or westerly, in the range 20 to 30mph although possibly 45mph from west late afternoon or evening.

Effect of wind on you?

Buffeting, perhaps becoming considerable on higher areas. Severe wind chill.

How Wet?

Snow and hail showers; risk lightning

A mixture of snow and hail showers, most widespread afternoon - 2 or 3 hours of near constant precipitation, sometimes heavy with risk thunder, and possibly giving whiteout.

Cloud on the hills?

Often clear away from showers

Very little cloud at first, but as showers develop changing quickly: descending suddenly below 600m during heavy showers and perhaps widely for 2 to 4 hours by afternoon.

Chance of cloud free summits?

90% dropping to 50% afternoon

Sunshine and air clarity?

Bright sunshine from time to time. The air very clear, but visibility very poor or near zero where in cloud and snow.

How Cold? (at 750m)


Freezing Level

350m, tending to rise toward 650m. Frost many valleys after dawn.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 28th April 2015

Very cold most of the time at least until next weekend with fresh snow across all mountain areas. Most precipitation will be showery, but some showers squally and heavy with hail and thunder. Within the cold air, one or two areas of constant precipitation, bringing significant snow to some areas will occur - although likely tracks of these uncertain until shortly before the event.

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