Lake District Forecast
Includes the whole of Cumbria, and also the western Pennines North from Ingleborough.
Forecast last updated on Saturday 25th October 2014 at 3:54pm
Summary for all mountain areas
Storm force winds over the Scottish mountains. Gales or severe upland gales England and Wales. Persistent and heavy rain western Scotland, making it very wet underfoot and causing flooding of streams. Elsewhere, just patchy drizzly rain.
Headline for Lake District
Severe upland gales. Occasional rain and drizzle.
How windy? (On the summits)
Southwesterly 50 to 65mph, gusts 75mph.
Effect of wind on you?
Walking widely difficult from low levels up, and any mobility tortuous on higher areas. Severe wind chill.
Occasional drizzly rain
Drizzly rain, although frequently dry northern fells east of areas accessed from Borrowdale.
Cloud on the hills?
Persistent across the hills
Typically cloud from lower slopes upward across much of the region, although on northern fells, most cloud above 500 or 600m.
Chance of cloud free summits?
Almost nil western Fells; 10% north-east Lakes & Pennines.
Sunshine and air clarity?
Sunshine rare, if any. Persistent haze; and widely foggy across the hills.
How Cold? (at 750m)
7C; but feeling like minus 7 where directly exposed to gale force wind.
Above the summits.
All mountain areas of Britain from Monday 27th October 2014
Upland gales continue on Monday, but easing during Tuesday, particularly across Scotland. Until early Tuesday, near constant rain over western Scotland in particular will make it very wet underfoot, and many streams and rivers will flood, including also rivers flowing toward the central highlands such as the Tay. Rain and much colder air spreads southwards during Tuesday, leading to a quieter and colder middle of the week. Milder air, gales and rain are likely to return by the end of the week.