Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Tuesday 24th January 2017
Forecast last updated on Monday 23rd January 2017 at 1:43pm

Summary for all mountain areas

A zone of low cloud and patchy rain extends across S & SW Scotland, plus western-most hills in England & Wales. Elsewhere largely dry, cloud breaks to higher tops, particularly N Scotland. Windy on Scottish mountains; gale force in N & NW Highlands. Some terrain frozen.

Headline for Lake District

Blustery on hills. Low cloud, a little rain west.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly, 25 to 35mph, typically strongest toward west & north.

Effect of wind on you?

Walking arduous on higher areas, perhaps local buffeting.

How Wet?

A little rain west

Patches of rain and drizzle occasionally, mainly western Lakeland fells. Very little if any reaching areas east from Helvellyn, including N Pennines.

Cloud on the hills?

Persisting all day, lowest west; some breaks NE Lakes

Widespread cloud covering many fells, bases 400 to 500m, lowest south-western Lakes. In northern Lakes & Pennines, cloud generally higher, and on hills accessible east from Borrowdale, most cloud above 650m.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Less than 10% west Lakes; 20% elsewhere, or 30% NE Lakes.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Glimpses of sun possible some valleys north Lakes. Haze lower slopes; fog higher areas.

How Cold? (at 750m)

3 or 4C; little change in temperature with height from valleys to summits inland.

Freezing Level

Above the summits; some terrain in east Cumbria may still be frozen or partly frozen.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 25th January 2017

Southerly winds will be gale or severe gale force on most hills and mountains for the rest this week, although it will remain largely dry as fronts are held at bay to the west of Britain. A little rain or drizzle and low cloud will drift onto western hills from time to time, but many tops should be often clear. A change to a more pronounced south-westerly regime is expected by the end of the month, although there is uncertainty about how quickly this evolves around the weekend - many areas may remain largely dry until into next week. Often near or below freezing on higher areas - terrain at least partly frozen. Next week, periods of freeze and thaw are likely.

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