Lake District Forecast

Viewing Weather Forecast for Saturday 16th February 2019

Covers all upland areas in the region of Cumbria - including Pennine fells and thus overlaps with NW extension to Yorkshire Dales NP.

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Forecast last updated on Friday 15th February 2019 at 2:53pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Drizzly rain across the W/NW Highlands in the morning will fizzle out, and cloud bases will tend to lift. Best breaks toward the Cairngorms. For England & Wales, low cloud mostly focused around Irish Sea coasts, but extensive in south Wales. Blustery winds, gales widely into evening.

Headline for Lake District

Drizzle and early murk lifting. Wind strengthening later.

How windy? (On the summits)

South to southwesterly, 25 to 35mph, at times 40mph, strongest around dawn, and again toward dusk. Widely reaching gale force on hills by evening and night.

Effect of wind on you?

Blustery on higher areas much of the day, with local very gusty conditions around passes and cols.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Patchy drizzle early and late

Isolated patches of fine drizzle from dawn, mostly hill nearest the Irish Sea, fading. Drizzly rain may return toward dusk, or into the evening.

Cloud on the hills?

Risk persistent west/southwest Lakes; breaking elsewhere.

Cloud may well be extensive across hills above about 400-600m in the morning, lowest and most persistent south/western Lakes, where may struggle to clear all day. Elsewhere, cloud tending to lift and break to higher tops through the day, soonest N Lakes & N Pennines.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Air clarity (below cloud)

Glimpses of the sun, mainly across eastern areas. Visibility fairly good, but a general haze.

How Cold? (at 750m)

5 or 6C. Where exposed to strongest wind, feeling closer to -6C.

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 17th February 2019

South to southwesterly winds continue through the weekend into next week, eventually becoming southeasterly. For 36-48 hours Monday-Tuesday, freezing levels will drop to 900m or briefly lower, with showers of snow or hail on the mountains, focused western Scotland. By midweek, temperatures will lift again, as high pressure rebuilds to the east of Britain. Dry conditions likely to prevail for several days. A thaw will resume, leaving very little snow in general on the mountains. Some low cloud, with inversion conditions some days. Often windy, gale force at times, and locally very gusty.