Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Sunday 7th February 2016
Forecast last updated on Sunday 7th February 2016 at 12:25pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Winds will reach storm force for a while mainly around the middle of the day southern Highlands southwards to northern England with severe wind chill. Much lighter winds around Northwest Highlands for much of morning. Appreciable snowfall western ranges. Best of brief glimpses of the sun to east of higher ranges.

Headline for Lake District

Severe gales; appreciable snow highest tops mainly Lakes.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly to in west westerly, 45 probably increasing to 65mph for a few hours around middle of day.

Effect of wind on you?

Expect considerable buffeting and for a while difficult walking conditions on higher areas; severe wind chill at times higher tops.

How Wet?

Occasional snow & hail.

A few hours may remain dry, but heavy showers (risk hail, thunder) are likely to spread from the south-west, may increasingly set in; snow above 500m inland, or 650m hills near Irish Sea.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive higher areas

Often covering higher fells in W & S Lakes above 600-700m, but lowering in snow/rain. Toward NE Lakes & Pennines, cloud may occasionally lift toward highest tops.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Rare glimpses of sun. General haze, visibility poor in cloud & rain/snow; foggy most higher western areas.

How Cold? (at 750m)

0 or -1C

Freezing Level

650 to 750m, highest on hills nearest coast.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Monday 8th February 2016

Cold, unsettled and occasionally very windy on the mountains over the next 10 days. Freezing levels will often be around 750m even as far south as Wales - or lower on the Scottish Highlands, perhaps dropping more widely midweek. Snowfall is likely to be considerable and may well consolidate as far south as higher areas of south Wales. Periods of severe upland gales, but occasional marked lulls in the strong winds.

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