Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Monday 30th November 2015
Forecast last updated on Monday 30th November 2015 at 7:34am

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Summary for all mountain areas

Windy northern Scotland, and snow showers. Elsewhere, widespread precipitation after dawn will clear S Scotland and into N England, falling as snow across the hills. Snow only higher tops N Wales afternoon, otherwise, here constant rain.

Headline for Lake District

Risk briefly very strong winds; heavy rain or snow tops, whiteout.

How windy? (On the summits)

May change quickly; southwest veering later northwesterly, often 20 to 30mph, but after dawn for a few hours up to 50 or 60mph, particularly in south of the region.

Effect of wind on you?

Often fairly small, but risk sudden difficult conditions and severe wind chill for a few hours.

How Wet?

Many hours heavy rain, snow tops

An area of constant precipitation, heaviest on western Lakeland fells, will persist most or all morning, then clearing to occasionally snow showers. Falling as snow above about 550m, temporarily 250m before clearing,.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive, lowest south

Widely shrouding the hills throughout the day, from lower slopes up in south & west Lakes, breaks only to around 600m toward north-east. Base may lift slowly later from north.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine not expected. Visibility poor or very poor where in cloud and rain/snow; fog may envelop the hills from lower slopes up.

How Cold? (at 750m)


Freezing Level

600m to 700m.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 1st December 2015

Frequent upland gales and occasionally storm force upland winds this week and perhaps well into December. On western mountains, precipitation at some stage almost daily resulting in considerable rainfall in total. Freeze-thaw cycles will occur on the Scottish Munros, although often sub-zero, allowing snow to accumulate. Further south, higher summits occasionally be below freezing point, but lying snow fairly transient. Slight improvement as pressure builds around Friday-Saturday, but still windy, and risk some further rain in north-west.

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