Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Wednesday 10th February 2016
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 9th February 2016 at 2:00pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Many regions dry most of the day; sunshine and broken cloud. Snow showers or flurries, mainly coastal hills in western Scotland, but across the far north may become frequent, or later set in. Scattered shower bands for western England & Wales. Chilly where exposed to wind.

Headline for Lake District

Cold, blustery wind. Often dry; a few snow showers. Sunshine.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northwesterly 25 to 30mph, occasionally 35-40mph some higher areas, mainly morning, and perhaps again soon after dusk.

Effect of wind on you?

Will impede ease of walking across the hills, at times considerable buffeting higher areas. Significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Dry overall; rare snow showers west

Much of the region substantially dry all day. A few bands of snow showers may clip western fells from time to time.

Cloud on the hills?

Well broken, tops frequently clear

Most cloud often above the hills. Patches may occasionally form on higher tops, mostly in west & north Lakes.

Chance of cloud free summits?

60% north; 70% elsewhere.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of sunshine, most widely south Lakes, also Pennines. The air very clear. Occasional fog some higher tops.

How Cold? (at 750m)

-2 or -3C; but where directly exposed to strongest wind, will feel like -15C.

Freezing Level

500m; frost in many valleys in morning.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 11th February 2016

Mountain terrain will be largely frozen until about next Tuesday (16th) - resulting in consolidation of present snow. Further snow will fall from time to time, mostly as clusters of showers in coastal areas, but overall frequently dry - and there will be areas of bright sunshine. Upland winds will occasionally reach gale force, but generally speeds will be considerably lower that recently.

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