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Lake District Forecast

Lake District

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).

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Viewing Forecast For

Lake District
Wednesday 1st December 2021
Last updated Tue 30th Nov 21 at 4:43PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Strong northwesterly winds will bring colder conditions to all areas once again with clusters of showers moving south across the country through the day, snow falling to lower slopes increasingly through the day but mainly higher slopes in Wales. Cloud frequently covering higher tops.

Headline for Lake District

Much colder, clusters of snow showers for a time. Drier later in the day.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northwesterly later northerly, 30 to 45mph, suddenly gusty in showers. Risk up to 50mph western tops early in morning.

Effect of the wind on you?

Frequent considerable buffeting, at times arduous conditions; especially in the morning. Significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Snow/hail showers

Clusters of showers spreading down from the north later in the morning, may be frequent for periods. Rain below 300-400m. Sometimes hail. Tending to become drier later in the afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Fairly extensive for a few hours.

Cloud bases varied, changing quickly. Some breaks to tops, particularly in the afternoon, but for a few hours toward the middle of the day, expect cloud to become fairly extensive higher slopes.

Chance of cloud free summits?

50%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Bursts of sun. Visibility often very good, but reduced around showers, abruptly very poor.

How Cold? (at 750m)

-1 or -2C. Will feel closer to -15C in direct exposure to strongest winds.

Freezing Level

700 to 800m, but tending to lower, by late afternoon onward close to freezing to lower slopes.

Viewing Forecast For

Lake District
Thursday 2nd December 2021
Last updated Tue 30th Nov 21 at 4:43PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Northerly 25 to 35mph, will ease and become northwesterly 10 to 20mph in the afternoon.

Effect of the wind on you?

Be prepared for fairly arduous conditions for a few hours in the morning with significant wind chill, easing by afternoon.

How Wet?

Much of the day dry.

Much of the day dry. However, increasing risk into the evening of snow setting in from the west.

Cloud on the hills?

Very little until evening.

Fells expected to be widely clear through much of the day. However, in the evening as snow develops, hill fog will become widespread from lower slopes up.

Chance of cloud free summits?

90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Extensive sunshine, but high cloud building from the west afternoon. Visibility excellent, later widely lowering from west in snow.

How Cold? (at 750m)

-2 or -3C

Freezing Level

Terrain widely frozen after widespread frost at dawn.

Viewing Forecast For

Lake District
Friday 3rd December 2021
Last updated Tue 30th Nov 21 at 4:43PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Westerly 25mph at dawn, will ease to become 10 to 20mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Marked chill at dawn, but soon becoming small.

How Wet?

Early rain petering out

The legacy of a front, that will have given some transient snow overnight, will leave patches of drizzly rain for a time after dawn, but mostly petering out by midday.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive, slowly lifting and breaking

Extensive low cloud much of the day, down to lowest slopes in morning, before tending to lift to higher slopes into the afternoon, but unlikely to clear tops.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Generally overcast. Widely murky through morning, becoming good into afternoon.

How Cold? (at 750m)

Around 2C

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

North or northwesterly winds will dominate through the rest of the week - most mountains frequently sub-zero onward into the weekend, at times to lower slopes. Some variation of freezing level, mainly toward western coasts and brief tongues of less cold air may move across Wales, perhaps the south Pennines. Frequent precipitation, mostly snow on the mountains, sometimes heavy showers with hail. Winds varied, but often strong, gales or severe upland gales at times.