Lake District Forecast
Includes the whole of Cumbria, and also the western Pennines North from Ingleborough.
Viewing Weather Forecast for Sunday 29th March 2015
Forecast last updated on Saturday 28th March 2015 at 12:00pm
Summary for all mountain areas
A complicated day weatherise. Broadly, extensive strong to gale upland winds (strongest Wales and S Pennines), low cloud and rain, but particularly N & E Scotland, a lengthy lull in the wind and rain will last much of the day - before deteriorating.
Headline for Lake District
Windy; frequent rain/snow.
How windy? (On the summits)
Westerly. There may be a lull morning, but often 30 to 40mph.
Effect of wind on you?
Expect widespread buffeting and significant wind chill.
Rain on and off
Rain or above 500m snow, on and off: sometimes just showers, sometimes constant for a couple of hours or so.
Cloud on the hills?
Extensive most of the day
There may be breaks to higher tops temporarily morning; but fells predominantly cloud covered above about 550m, and intermittently 300m. (Base 100m or so higher eastern fells.) The base will gradually lift to higher summits again from west later afternoon.
Chance of cloud free summits?
Sunshine and air clarity?
Sunshine rare if any. Visibility sometimes very good below cloud, but extensive fog on the hills.
How Cold? (at 750m)
0C; but will feel as cold as minus 14C directly in the wind.
All mountain areas of Britain from Monday 30th March 2015
Frequent upland gales and precipitation on all mountain areas until mid-week next week. Most precipitation will be on western mountains, often of snow on higher areas, particularly the Scottish Highlands. But there will be a long periods of cold showery weather when snow will fall to lower slopes mid-week, with freezing level typically 500 to 700m, highest Wales. There is now moderate confidence of much 'quieter' weather as pressure builds over Easter. It may remain cold, but substantially dry and winds frequently light.