Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Monday 2nd March 2015
Forecast last updated on Sunday 1st March 2015 at 1:49pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Widespread upland gales or severe gales and considerable wind chill. Frequent showers or near constant precipitation on western mountains, falling as snow and hail to lowest levels. Whiteout. Risk lightning.

Headline for Lake District

Upland gales or severe gales. Frequent snow & hail; risk lightning.

How windy? (On the summits)

Westerly 45 to 55mph, or locally 60mph. Squally gusts during showers.

Effect of wind on you?

Walking difficult on higher areas, at times any mobility arduous, especially near showers. Severe wind chill.

How Wet?

Frequent snow and hail; risk lightning

Snow and hail showers, often heavy and frequent over several hours, giving intermittent whiteout. Risk thunder. Snow will lie into the valleys, except perhaps right on the coast.

Cloud on the hills?

Often shrouding higher tops

Shafts of cloud below 600m near precipitation, and intermittently above 900m. Nevertheless, intermittently clearing highest tops.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Bright sunshine in and out. The air very clear - but suddenly appalling or near zero visibility in snow.

How Cold? (at 750m)

-4C; feeling colder than minus 20 Celsius where directly exposed to wind.

Freezing Level

300m; partial melting of snow only lower, mainly sunlit slopes.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 3rd March 2015

Continued cold and windy conditions during midweek: frequent upland gales and showers of snow and hail, falling to lower slopes Tuesday & Wednesday. Whiteout; risk lightning. Showers begin to ease through 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 west to south-westerly flow, with frequent precipitation and periods of upland gales into the weekend and perhaps beyond.

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