Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Thursday 29th January 2015
Forecast last updated on Wednesday 28th January 2015 at 12:10pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Widespread upland gales and snow. Most snow will fall on western mountains where there will be lengthy whiteout as showers follow one after another. Fewest showers easternmost mountains in Scotland and across east and south Wales.

Headline for Lake District

Periods of upland gales. Snow frequently.

How windy? (On the summits)

Westerly in the range 35 to 50mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Expect difficult walking conditions and severe wind chill.

How Wet?

Frequent snow; risk lightning

Clusters of heavy, squally snow and hail showers, perhaps merging into a couple of hours of constant snow. Risk thunder.

Cloud on the hills?

Often covering higher areas

Cloud base variable; glimpses of higher summits, but frequently 750m, and below 600m near precipitation.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Bursts of sun from time to time. Visibility sometimes excellent, but appalling or near zero where in snow and cloud.

How Cold? (at 750m)


Freezing Level

Close to freezing point from lower slopes up.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 30th January 2015

Frequent upland gales and on most mountain areas snow through until the end of the weekend. On Sunday most snow will become confined to N Scotland and N Wales. Next week, relatively little precipitation, and later in the week from the northwest, freezing levels will rise slowly. Nevertheless, it may well be late in the week before there is significant thaw.

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Mountaineering Council of Scotland sportscotland Association of Mountaineering Instructions