Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Wednesday 2nd December 2015
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 1st December 2015 at 2:17pm

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How windy? (On the summits)

Southwest veering westerly, risk 70mph at first, but generally 50 to 60mph, though in afternoon from northwest an abrupt drop toward 20mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Continued very difficult walking conditions from low levels up; severe wind chill. Conditions will ease markedly later in day, at least toward northwest.

How Wet?

Heavy rain, later easing or clearing

Persistent rain, heavy over many hours, particularly west & southern Lakeland fells, risk sudden torrential bursts. Late in the day may turn to snow higher tops and ease or clear at least northern and western fells. very wet underfoot; streams in spate.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive and very low most or throughout daylight

Shrouding the hills, to low levels most of region all day, particularly south & west Lakes.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Almost nil

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine unlikely. Widespread fog across the hills. Hazy at best low levels.

How Cold? (at 750m)

6C, but dropping quickly later, most likely after dark, to 2C. Will feel as cold as minus 7C directly in the wind.

Freezing Level

Mostly above summits, but falling late in the day close to high tops.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 3rd December 2015

Another week or perhaps a fortnight of frequent long bouts of upland gales - and sometimes storm force winds. There will be freeze thaw cycles on higher areas, and on western mountains, precipitation will continue to be substantially, often of snow Scottish mountains and only occasionally of snow England and Wales. Forecast issued from Glenmore Lodge, Cairngorms.

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Mountaineering Council of Scotland sportscotland Association of Mountaineering Instructions