Lake District Forecast
Includes the whole of Cumbria, and also the western Pennines North from Ingleborough.
Viewing Weather Forecast for Sunday 1st March 2015
Forecast last updated on Sunday 1st March 2015 at 1:49pm
Summary for all mountain areas
Widespread upland gales or severe gales. Almost constant snow for western Scottish mountains. Showers elsewhere, small risk lightning. For Wales, risk a band of sleet and snow for several hours.
Headline for Lake District
Severe upland gales. Snow showers, risk lightning.
How windy? (On the summits)
Westerly 50 to locally 60mph early morning. Easing very slowly toward 40mph into the afternoon.
Effect of wind on you?
Walking difficult with any mobility arduous on higher areas. Severe wind chill.
Snow showers; risk lightning
Showers, widely falling as sleet, snow or hail to quite low levels, likely most frequent in the morning; risk whiteout and thunder. By afternoon showers tending to ease in frequency and intensity.
Cloud on the hills?
Extensive on higher areas
Conditions will vary considerably; in snow areas of cloud from a few hundred metres upward. But rare breaks to higher summits, mainly well inland.
Chance of cloud free summits?
10% west; 30% eastern fells & Pennines
Sunshine and air clarity?
Overall little sun. Wide ranging visibility; rarely excellent, but appalling in snow and cloud.
How Cold? (at 750m)
All mountain areas of Britain from Monday 2nd March 2015
Continued cold and windy conditions early in the week: frequent upland gales and considerable precipitation focussed western mountains, particularly the W & NW Highlands. Snow will fall to lower slopes Tuesday & Wednesday. From Thursday on, less cold overall, with cycles of freeze and thaw. Whilst high pressure tries to build across southern Britain, most of the mountain regions may remain in a strong westerly flow, with frequent precipitation and periods of upland gales into the weekend and perhaps beyond.