Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Saturday 28th November 2015
Forecast last updated on Friday 27th November 2015 at 12:35pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Upland gales very widely. Precipitation will fall extensively, particularly western mountains, of snow except lowest slopes Scottish Highlands but soon almost all rain elsewhere. Generally more showery later in day. Extensive low cloud, especially west.

Headline for Lake District

Gale or severe upland gales; frequent rain.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly in the range 45mph to 60mph

Effect of wind on you?

Increasingly difficult walking conditions on higher areas and significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Rain frequently

Rain, becoming almost constant (into morning and middle of day) for a few hours, before easing to showers. Snow higher fells after dawn, although by midday only above 900m.

Cloud on the hills?

Persistent higher areas

Cloud base lowering during morning to 400 to 600m, but intermittently lower toward the coast morning. May rise somewhat afternoon.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Less than 10%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Rare glimpses of sun. Visibility frequently poor and persistent fog higher areas.

How Cold? (at 750m)

0C soon rising to 2 or 3C

Freezing Level

800m, rising above the summits during morning.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 29th November 2015

A week of frequent upland gales and occasionally storm force upland winds, and particularly on western mountains precipitation at some stage almost daily resulting in considerable rainfall in total. Freeze-thaw cycles will occur on the Scottish Munros: the colder periods most lengthy, allowing snow to accumulate on higher areas. Further south, higher summits occasionally be below freezing point, but lying snow fairly transient. Some forecasts suggest a less wet, but perhaps still windy, period focussed on next weekend (December 5/6).

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