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 30th March 2020
Last updated Sunday 29th March 2020 at 3:50 PM

Summary for all mountain areas

High pressure to the west of the British Isles will bring largely dry but mostly cloudy conditions with a persistent cloud sheet; although some breaks will occur. Brisk winds across England and Wales, and in the morning across Scotland, will give significant chill. Isolated snow flurries.

Headline for Lake District

Significant wind chill. Cloud sheet covering higher slopes.

How windy? (On the summits)

North to northeasterly 15 to 25mph; may reach 30mph at times higher slopes.

Effect of the wind on you?

May impede walking at times across higher slopes with significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Isolated if any showers.

Very likely dry, small risk of an isolated flurry.

Cloud on the hills?

Cloud sheet higher slopes, may break.

A cloud sheet will cover slopes above 600-800m; lowest in the east. Through the day, breaks in cloud sheet may develop; these most likely in the west.

Chance of cloud free summits?

50%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patches of sun breaking through; perhaps fairly extensive in the west in the afternoon. Visibility very good.

How Cold? (at 750m)

-1C rising to 2C, but feeling closer to -12C in direct exposure to strongest winds.

Freezing Level

Terrain partly frozen from valleys up at dawn. Will soon thaw as freezing level lifts to 850 to 950m in the afternoon.

Viewing Forecast For

Lake District
Tuesday 31st March 2020
Last updated Sunday 29th March 2020 at 3:50 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

West to northwest 5 to 15mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small

How Wet?

No precipitation expected

Cloud on the hills?

Banks of cloud higher slopes in morning.

Detail uncertain: Banks of cloud covering some higher slopes at times, mainly in the morning. There will likely be several hours where hills become clear of cloud.

Chance of cloud free summits?

60%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchy sun, but often periods when cloudy. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 750m)

0C lifting to 2C

Freezing Level

Terrain at least partly frozen from valleys up at dawn. Will soon thaw as freezing level lifts to 850 to 950m in the afternoon.

Viewing Forecast For

Lake District
Wednesday 1st April 2020
Last updated Sunday 29th March 2020 at 3:50 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Northwesterly 15 to 25mph; strongest in the afternoon.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small.

How Wet?

Mostly dry

Small risk of an isolated shower or flurry.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly very little

Patches covering higher tops for a time, mainly around dawn. Otherwise, hills very likely widely clear.

Chance of cloud free summits?

70%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Some patches of sun, but often overcast due to persist cloud sheet. Visibility very good or excellent.

How Cold? (at 750m)

0C lifting to 2C by the afternoon.

Freezing Level

700m at first, lifting above tops. Patchy frost in the valleys at dawn.

Planning Outlook

Frequently cold this week, leaving higher terrain in Scotland frozen and intermittently frozen elsewhere. Precipitation amounts small, although heavier snow showers arriving later in week across Scotland. Scottish MR Note: Scot Gov has stated that "essential travel only must be undertaken" in order to protect our rural communities and prevent extra pressure on our Emergency Services. Now is the time to avoid unnecessary mountain activities and consider our social responsibilities. More info, visit: https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/