Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Tuesday 28th April 2015
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 28th April 2015 at 8:00am

Summary for all mountain areas

A showery day for most regions, most frequent precipitation on western mountains, falling as snow or hail to low levels. Gusty and squally winds. Risk of lightning.

Headline for Lake District

Squally winds. Snow and hail showers. Tops occasionally clear.

How windy? (On the summits)

Westerly 30mph, but occasionally 40mph during morning, gusts 50mph near showers. By late afternoon or evening, becoming south to southwesterly, risk increasing toward 50mph gusts 60mph for a few hours.

Effect of wind on you?

Widespread considerable buffeting, at times difficult walking conditions. Severe wind chill.

How Wet?

Snow and hail showers; risk lightning

Showers throughout the day, of hail, or also snow above 500m, occasionally merging into near constant precipitation, and may set in toward dusk. Risk thunder.

Cloud on the hills?

Intermittently covering higher areas

Quickly varying cloud base, often clearing to or sometimes above higher tops, particularly morning. But near precipitation patches below 700m.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Bursts of bright sunshine. Often superb visibility, but visibility appalling during showers.

How Cold? (at 750m)

-2C, rising slightly to 0C; but may feel colder than -12 to -15C where directly exposed to strongest winds.

Freezing Level

450 rising to 700m, but may drop during precipitation. Slight frost in valleys after dawn.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 29th April 2015

Remaining cold until the end of the week. Showers of snow and hail, at times merging into longer periods of precipitation will continue through Wednesday and Thursday. Away from showers visibility will be excellent or superb. Most showers should ease by Friday, but toward the weekend, indications favour unsettled, although less cold conditions. There may be periods of strong upland gales during the May Day weekend.

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