Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Thursday 23rd November 2017
Forecast last updated on Thursday 23rd November 2017 at 7:24am

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Summary for all mountain areas

Cold air advances back southwards. A complex area of low pressure NE of Scotland brings areas of frequent or constant snow to the Highlands, although should tend to fade in central areas. Clusters of snow and hail showers for England & Wales, where upland winds up to storm force.

Headline for Lake District

Upland gales or severe gales. Showery; locally frequent snow/hail.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwest later westerly; 35 to 50mph most of the day. Will ease into the afternoon to 30 or 35mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Considerable buffeting and wind chill where exposed; arduous conditions on higher tops.

How Wet?

Snow and hail showers, locally setting in for an hour or more

Clusters of heavy showers spreading erratically from the west, which locally may result in constant snow and hail for several hours (rain below 500m). Some areas may escape often dry by afternoon. Very wet underfoot and many rivers in spate; some flooding of rivers and paths.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive; may lift slowly

Cloud bases around 500-700m with occasional patches below 500m western fells in morning. Away from showers, some improvement by afternoon, breaks to 800m, or above east.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20% morning; 40% afternoon.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Rare glimpses of sun, mainly afternoon. Visibility becoming very good afternoon, but very poor in rain and cloud.

How Cold? (at 750m)

-1C; generally falling through day. Where exposed, will feel as cold as -14C.

Freezing Level

650 to 700m, but by late afternoon, may be nearer 500m.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 24th November 2017

Frequently cold due to predominance of northerly winds until the end of the month, and perhaps into December. Snow will accumulate extensively in N and NE Scotland, less so elsewhere in Scotland. Nevertheless, only lowest slopes will see mostly rain, and periods of thaw up to highest summits will be rare. Over England and Wales, intermittent precipitation, often of snow on highest tops.

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