Lake District Forecast

The entire Lake District National Park, taking in all major summits, including Scafell, Helvellyn, Skiddaw, the Langdales and Old Man of Coniston. Also includes the Howgill Fells east of Kendal (the NW extension of Yorks Dales).

Viewing Weather Forecast for Monday 20th January 2020
Forecast last updated on Sunday 19th January 2020 at 4:42pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

High pressure will bring another settled day across England and Wales with fairly sunny skies. However, some banks of valleys fog and across the Lakes banks of low cloud. Across Scotland, extensive low cloud in the west, but some tops poking above cloud. Windy, upland gales in the north.

Headline for Lake District

Blustery across the hills. Banks of low cloud, higher slopes clear.

How windy? (On the summits)

Westerly 15-25mph, perhaps 30mph for a time higher tops.

Effect of wind on you?

Will impede walking at times higher slopes.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

No precipitation expected

Cloud on the hills?

Banks of low cloud, higher slopes clear.

Banks of low cloud across the fells through the day. Mostly affecting western fells with only ragged patches at various heights elsewhere. However, higher slopes above 500-700m will remain above cloud banks throughout day.

Chance of cloud free summits?

30% lower slopes, 80% higher slopes.

Air clarity (below cloud)

Periods of hazy sunshine. Visibility murky where in cloud, otherwise very good or across higher slopes superb.

How Cold? (at 750m)

3 to 6C, highest in afternoon.

Freezing Level

Above the summits, but frost in the valleys morning.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 21st January 2020

High pressure will dominate through much of the week, bringing a much drier week, especially across England and Wales. A weakening front will move south on Tuesday bringing some drizzle, most extensive W Scotland, and more especially low cloud to many hills. Although some tops will poke above the cloud. Areas of low cloud from Wednesday onwards with further drizzle in the northwest. Again inversion conditions present with some tops above the cloud. Freezing level often above the tops with considerable snow loss overall. Although a temporary lowering of freezing level on Tuesday N Scotland. Blustery through week across the Highlands, occasional gales in north.

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