Lake District Forecast

Viewing Weather Forecast for Wednesday 20th November 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).

Tomorrow | Thursday | Friday

Forecast last updated on Tuesday 19th November 2019 at 3:14pm

How windy? (On the summits)

Southeasterly 30 to 35, perhaps locally 40mph western fells.

Effect of wind on you?

Blustery, strongest winds not necessarily on highest tops. Significant wind chill. Some sudden gusts running downslope.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Little or no precipitation.

Substantially dry most areas. Chance of local patches of rain, or on higher tops snow flurries, likely confined to west & southern fells, amounts small.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly south; early fog perhaps widely

Banks of low cloud across the fells, focused on southern Lakeland, also fog in some valleys from dawn. Southern and some eastern fells may hold onto patches of cloud through the day, lifting mostly above 600m. Toward north & northwest, substantial breaks are likely.

Chance of cloud free summits?

30% south; 70% north.

Sunshine?
Air clarity (below cloud)

Little or no sunshine; weak through high cloud. Hazy, or foggy from some valleys up in morning.

How Cold? (at 750m)

1C. In exposure to strongest wind, feeling like -12C.

Freezing Level

850m. All terrain substantially frozen or partly frozen, particularly morning.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 21st November 2019

Areas of low pressure lying to the west & southwest of Britain will make gradual progress across the country later this week. A slow lift of temperature, although winter conditions will prevail across higher Scottish mountains through the weekend. Even next week in the Highlands, periods of thaw are expected to be short-lived. Occasional snowfalls. Least precipitation again in the far north/northwest. Tops in England & Wales more commonly above freezing point. Periods of rain or showers coming in from the south/southwest. Winds varied through weekend, but risk bouts of gales next week.