Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Thursday 26th November 2015
Forecast last updated on Wednesday 25th November 2015 at 12:44pm

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How windy? (On the summits)

Northwest backing westerly, typically 25mph, possibly locally 30mph near major ridges.

Effect of wind on you?

Mostly fairly small.

How Wet?

Small amounts rain

Patches of drizzle or light rain now and again, most frequent afternoon, although very little will reach eastern Lakeland fells.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive; lowest base west

A blanket of low cloud, base 300m or lower near the coast, western Lake District. The cloud base will rise to 500 to occasionally 600m eastern areas.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Almost nil; but 10% east

Sunshine and air clarity?

Glimpses of hazy sun valleys toward east. Fog most of region. Hazy below cloud on lower slopes - though often very good visibility east.

How Cold? (at 750m)

7C (a little lower at first).

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 27th November 2015

A week or fortnight of frequent upland gales and sometimes storm force winds, and particularly on western mountains precipitation at some stage almost daily. Considerable rainfall in total will fall across the W & NW Highlands. There will be a series of freeze-thaw cycles on the Scottish Munros (allowing snow to accumulate on higher areas), whilst further south, higher summits will occasionally be below freezing point, but lying snow fairly transient.

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