Mountain weather

Lake District

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Lake District Mountain weather forecast table

Confidence

High for the best conditions on Wednesday, then gradually falls for details.

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Mountain hazards

Mountain weather hazards

Hazards apply at or above 300m, reflecting the more severe conditions which can occur at altitude.

hazard Strong sunlight
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.

Mountain weather forecast

Dry with sunny spells and light winds.

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Additional weather information

Weather

A dry day with long spells of sunshine.

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

100%.

Ground conditions

No recent ground conditions report available.

Visibility

Very good with no navigational difficulties expected.

Meteorologist's view

A good climbing day but a high UV level and sunburn risk.

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Mountain weather information

Weather

Another largely dry and bright day day, though more in the way of cloud and less sunshine.

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

90% though perhaps some patchy cloud sitting on lower hills early in the morning in the south.

Maximum wind speed expected

Variable 5-10mph.

Temperature

  • At 800m Plus 7 Celsius.
  • Valley Plus 4 Celsius overnight rising to 16 Celsius.
  • Freezing level Above the tops.

Visibility

Good.

Mountain weather information

Friday 24 May

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Cloudy with occasional mainly light rain or showers, and a few brighter spells. Gentle westerly breeze.

Saturday 25 May

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A cloudy day with some outbreaks of rain, a few heavier bursts then lighter later. Hill fog. Moderate west or northwesterly breeze.

Sunday 26 May

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Cloudy with occasional rain and hill fog. Stronger west to northwest winds.

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Summit specific forecast map

Summit specific forecasts for Lake District

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).