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Lake District - Mountain weather forecast

Weather warnings

Warnings affecting Lake District over the next 5 days

Confidence

High for a dry day on Tuesday and Wednesday. Low for timings of rain on Thursday and Friday.

  • This evening
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Further outlook

Monday 25 September 2017

Sunset: 19:05
Moon phase: Waxing crescent

Dry with variable amounts of cloud.

Tuesday 26 September 2017

Weather hazards

Poor visibility Low likelihood Hide detail

Poor visibility presents challenging route finding conditions. Visibility could be significantly less than 50 metres in all directions with few or no visual references, especially on featureless moors or plateaux. Distances become hard to judge and cliff or cornice edges can be difficult to recognise. These conditions require good navigational skills. There is a risk of white-out conditions when mist or fog is combined with extensive snow cover.

Learn more about poor visibility

Strong sunlight Low likelihood Show detail

Harmful UV levels from sunlight increase with altitude giving a greater risk of sunburn and eye damage, even on some overcast days. On breezy days, the cooling effect of wind on exposed skin may disguise any feeling of sunburn until it is too late. If there is snow cover, glare increases the effect of UV rays especially on the eyes. It is advisable to wear sun block, protective clothing such as a long-sleeved top and hat and have good quality eye protection.

Learn more about strong sunlight

Forecast

Dry with some bright or sunny intervals.

Weather

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Weather at 800m Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
Chance of precipitation at 800m 00% 00% 00% 00% 00% 00% 00% 00%

Wind speed and direction

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Altitude above mean sea level
900m SE 14 17 SE 13 16 SE 11 15 SE 14 19 SE 14 19 SE 13 19 SE 19 25 SE 23 30
600m SE 11 16 SE 11 15 SE 10 14 SE 12 17 SE 12 18 SE 12 18 SE 16 23 SE 18 25
300m SE 5 11 SE 4 10 SE 4 10 SE 6 13 SE 7 16 SE 6 15 SE 6 15 SE 9 20
Valley E 2 9 SE 4 10 E 3 10 E 6 13 SE 5 14 SE 4 13 SE 4 13 SE 7 19

Temperature

00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Altitude above mean sea level
900m 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 °
600m 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 °
300m 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 13 ° 13 °
Valley 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 15 ° 14 °

Feels like temperature

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Altitude above mean sea level
900m 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 6 ° 4 °
600m 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 8 ° 7 °
300m 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 12 ° 11 °
Valley 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 13 °

Freezing level

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Freezing level i 2,300 m 2,300 m 2,300 m 2,300 m 2,300 m 2,300 m 2,200 m 2,200 m
Sunrise: 07:05
Sunset: 19:03
Moon phase: Waxing crescent

Weather

Dry throughout with variable amounts of cloud and some bright or sunny intervals.

Chance of cloud-free mountain/hill tops at 800m

90%, some patchy cloud around 800 metres through the day but most summits free of cloud.

Visibility

Rather hazy making distant summits rather distinct.

Meteorologist's view

A breezy day across the fells but most summits free of cloud.

Ground conditions

No adverse ground conditions reported on 25 of Sep

Wednesday 27 September 2017

Sunrise: 07:07
Sunset: 19:00
Moon phase: Waxing crescent

Weather

Dry and mostly cloudy, some patchy cloud on the higher summits at times.

Temperature

  • At 800m Plus 9 Celsius
  • Valley Plus 8 rising to 17 Celsius.
  • Freezing level Above the summits

Visibility

Rather hazy at all levels, especially across thes southern fells.

Chance of cloud-free mountain/hill tops at 800m

80%, although some patchy cloud down to 600 metres across the tops of the southern fells.

Maximum wind speed expected

Southeasterly 30 mph gust 40 mph.

Thursday 28 September 2017

Sunrise: 07:09
Sunset: 18:57
Moon phase: First quarter

Wind and rain in the morning. Becoming drier, brighter and less windy by the afternoon.

Friday 29 September 2017

Sunrise: 07:10
Sunset: 18:55
Moon phase: First quarter

Becoming windy again with rain in the morning, drying up later.

Saturday 30 September 2017

Sunrise: 07:12
Sunset: 18:52
Moon phase: First quarter

A drier day likely but low confidence at this stage.

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The Lake District covers an area of 885 square miles with its highest point, Scafell Pike, standing at 978 metres.

Scafell Pike is the highest mountain in England. From its summit, the view spans from the Mourne Mountains in Northern Ireland to Snowdonia in Wales. The Lake District also contains the deepest and longest lakes in England; Wastwater and Windermere.

Much smaller than its Scottish counterparts, but no less breathtaking, is the Lake District National Park. While unarguably most famous for the lakes and waters from which it took its name, the National Park certainly has plenty to offer climbers as well. Not only that, special routes have been created (known as Miles Without Stiles) to offer more laid back, moderate walks.

Those looking for a challenge are suitably catered for with the Lakeland Fells, as made famous by rambler and cartographer Alfred Wainwright. These include some of the highest peaks in England: Scafell Pike (978 metres), Scafell (965 metres), Helvellyn (951 metres) and Skiddaw (931 metres).

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