Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Thursday 19th October 2017
Forecast last updated on Thursday 19th October 2017 at 7:20am

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Summary for all mountain areas

A complex picture across the British Isles, with a damp southerly air mass and various fronts drifting slowly northwards. Extensive low cloud covering many hills, with patchy drizzle, or locally persistent rain. Some cloud breaks in far north. Deteriorating later in Wales.

Headline for Lake District

Extensive low cloud. A little drizzle.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southeasterly, 15 to 25mph, perhaps locally 30mph.

Effect of wind on you?

May impede walking at times across higher areas and to the north of major ridges.

How Wet?

Patchy drizzly rain

Remnants of overnight rain likely to leave patches of rain or drizzle into the daytime, but should amount to very little overall. Toward evening, local pulses of rain may spread from south.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive; lifting a little

Covering the hills, in places from lower slopes up much of the day. However, may slowly break up and lift to 600m or above for several hours centred on middle of day.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Rare glimpses of weak sun. Otherwise overcast. Visibility often poor, but may improve in afternoon.

How Cold? (at 750m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 20th October 2017

Late Friday into Saturday, another Atlantic storm threatens widespread heavy rain and gales, especially England & Wales. A changeable outlook continues: south to south-westerly winds dominating into next week, with frequent rain on all western mountains, but the most prolonged falls perhaps focused on England & Wales rather than Scotland. Fairly mild overall; occasional sleet or snow only temporarily on highest tops.

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