Lake District Forecast

Viewing Weather Forecast for Tuesday 15th October 2019

The entire Lake District National Park, taking in all major summits, including Scafell, Helvellyn, Skiddaw, the Langdales and Old Man of Coniston. Also includes the Howgill Fells east of Kendal (the NW extension of Yorks Dales).

Forecast last updated on Tuesday 15th October 2019 at 4:34pm

Summary for all mountain areas

A slack weather situation across the British Isles. Generally dry, or just pockets of drizzle. Chance a local burst of rain Wales. Wind mostly light. A murky morning with fog from low levels up in places, some hills above or between cloud layers. A weak front west of Scotland makes little progress, with most western hills largely clear.

Headline for Lake District

Dry overall. Cloud breaking to most tops. Light winds.

How windy? (On the summits)

Variable, little wind much of day, perhaps northeasterly 15mph northern fells at dawn. Later in day, becoming southerly, 10-15mph, strengthening further after dark.

Effect of wind on you?

Mostly small.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Rain unlikely

Chance of local patches of drizzly rain around dawn, soon fizzling out.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly breaking up

Banks of cloud at various levels across the fells from dawn. Likely to lift and breaks forming to most or all higher tops, slowest to clear from west/southern fells.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20% rising slowly to 70%.

Sunshine?
Air clarity (below cloud)

Sun breaking through. A murky start in places, then visibility becoming good or very good.

How Cold? (at 750m)

4C rising to 6C.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 16th October 2019

A front makes slow progress northeastward during Wednesday, with rain lasting many hours. Thursday onward through weekend - areas of rain or showers will rotate around a slow-moving centre of low pressure, some heavy bursts with hail and thunder, but also areas which escape dry most or all of a day. Wind speeds varied, local gales at times, but also marked lulls. Temperatures on the cool side, persistently near or below freezing point on higher Scottish Munros with snow likely to fall and lie above about 1100m. Fairly benign autumn conditions are expected early next week.