Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Tuesday 11th December 2018
Forecast last updated on Monday 10th December 2018 at 3:10pm

Summary for all mountain areas

A murky day for many areas, with widespread fog across the hills, and patches of light rain or drizzle. The far north and northwest of Scotland will fare best for cloud breaks. Winds fairly light, but strengthening through the day on westernmost hills.

Headline for Lake District

Low cloud and patchy drizzle. Wind fairly light, but strengthening.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southerly 15-20mph increasing through day to 30mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Will begin to impede walking across higher areas through the day.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Isolated drizzle

Isolated patches of light rain/drizzle - amounts small, but locally persistently damp south Lakes.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive, lowest bases coastal hills

Cloud is likely to shroud the Fells throughout much, if not all, of the day. Down to lower slopes across coastal hills. However, there will be some local breaks to higher tops at times, mostly N Lakes.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Air clarity (below cloud)

Rare glimpses of sun in morning. Marked haze throughout the day.

How Cold? (at 750m)

5 or 6C

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 12th December 2018

A battle between cold air to the east and milder air to the west will take place later this week, with confidence low about the general developments into the weekend. It looks increasingly likely that for a couple of days at least, freezing levels will drop markedly, and there is scope for some snowfalls, chiefly on eastern hills. As fronts push northeastwards, there may be a more organised fall of snow into the weekend. Cycles of freeze and thaw are then likely. Winds varied, up to gale force at times, giving severe wind chill.

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