Mountain weather

Lake District Mountain weather forecast table

Confidence

High for rather cloudy and sometimes damp weather into the weekend, low for daily detail. Very low confidence for Monday.

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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 Poor visibility
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.

hazard Gales
Gale force winds (gusts over 50mph) make walking difficult and strenuous with a potential to be blown over by gusts. There is often a marked increase in winds through cols or on exposed ridges and summits. Distances can take longer to cover and compass bearings become harder to follow accurately.

Mountain weather forecast

Cloudy with some patchy rain. Brisk winds at height.

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Additional weather information

Meteorologist's view

Gusty winds to gale force possible on the higher summits, these tending to ease through the afternoon

Weather

A lot of cloud expected through the day across all ranges, occasionally thick enough to give a little light rain.

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

10%

Visibility

A lot of low cloud down to 500 to 700 metres expected widely throughout the day leading to poor visibility at height. Best chance of any breaks towards the M6 but even these are likely to short lived and unreliable.

Ground conditions

No recent ground conditions report available.

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Mountain weather information

Weather

Little change, a moist westerly flow is expected to bring widespread low cloud and some patchy rain or drizzle throughout the day.

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

10%

Maximum wind speed expected

Brisk westerly summits winds gusting 25 to 35 mph

Temperature

  • At 800m Plus 12 Celsius
  • Valley Plus 12 rising to 15 Celsius
  • Freezing level Above summits

Visibility

Poor in widespread low cloud down to 500 to 700 metres, currently little chance of any breaks expected.

Mountain weather information

Saturday 25 September

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Southwesterly flow will prevail bringing a lot of low cloud and some occasional light rain, best chance of breaks in the east.

Sunday 26 September

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Freshening southerly winds are likely to bring a much brighter and mostly dry day.

Monday 27 September

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Very low confidence for detail, but wet weather may extend east through the day.

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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).