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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
Monday 18th January 2021
Last updated Sunday 17th January 2021 at 2:38 PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Scotland: Westerly winds will drive showers across the country; snow above 500m. Cloud covering the hills extensively. England and Wales: Occasional showers; snow higher tops. Hill fog extensive on higher areas. Rain becoming more frequent toward dusk.

Headline for Lake District

A few showers, snow tops. Cloud covering higher areas. Rain/snow tops later.

How windy? (On the summits)

Westerly 25 to locally 35mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly fairly small, but walking will be arduous on some higher exposed areas.

How Wet?

Occasional showers

Frequently dry, although risk of showers, of snow above 650m. After dusk, rain and above 800m snow will move in from the west.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive on higher areas

Higher areas extensively covered; typical cloud base 600 to 800m, generally lowest western and southern fells.

Chance of cloud free summits?

30%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Glimpses of sunshine, becoming overcast in the afternoon. Mostly very good visibility, but poor in snow.

How Cold? (at 750m)

1C

Freezing Level

900m

Viewing Forecast For

Lake District
Tuesday 19th January 2021
Last updated Sunday 17th January 2021 at 2:38 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Wind varying in direction, 10 to 15mph, but risk of becoming southwesterly 30-40mph later in the afternoon.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly negligible much of the day, but becoming arduous later; especially in south.

How Wet?

Rain or in north upland snow.

Low confidence in detail: A wet day with rain rarely ceasing. Will likely fall as snow across northern fells above around 500m or so. Limited to highest tops elsewhere.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive

Extensive hill fog will cover the fells throughout the day; often to lower slopes.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Overcast. Visibility poor or very poor.

How Cold? (at 750m)

Around 2C, but may lower to -1C northern fells.

Freezing Level

Marked range, mostly above tops, but may lower to 600m northern fells.

Viewing Forecast For

Lake District
Wednesday 20th January 2021
Last updated Sunday 17th January 2021 at 2:38 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Direction varying; 5-15mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly negligible.

How Wet?

Snow; increasingly to lower slopes.

Perhaps dry at first, but soon snow setting in widely across the fells giving periods of whiteout. Rain increasingly becoming confined to lowest slopes.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive; widely to lower slopes in snow.

Cloud widely covering the hills in fog through the day; descending to lower slopes in snow.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Overcast. Visibility poor or very poor; near zero in snowfall.

How Cold? (at 750m)

Around 0C, but lowering through day to -2C.

Freezing Level

700m lowering to 400m.

Planning Outlook

Precipitation will fall at some stage most days over the next week or two; mostly falling as snow on the mountains - although rain England and Wales early next week. On the Scottish Highlands, terrain will be persistently frozen. Often windy with extensive upland gales.