Mountain weather

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Lake District Mountain weather forecast table

Confidence

High for unsettled for Friday, but low for any detail there in, also for gradually turning drier Saturday, then generally dry and bright from Sunday.

This evening forecast

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Overcast with occasional rain and hill fog. Fresh southwest winds easing. Freezing level above all summits.

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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 Heavy persistent rain
Heavy and persistent rain can lead to drenched clothing and footwear with waterproofs often becoming soaked through, especially if accompanied by strong winds. This can lead to significant loss of body heat and an increased likelihood of hypothermia. Terrain may turn increasingly boggy underfoot while streams can flood and become impassable. There may also be a risk of flooding in valleys or glens. If there is snow cover, a heightened avalanche hazard is possible and avalanche reports should be consulted where available.
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

Overcast with periods of occasionally heavy rain and quite extensive hill fog.

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Additional weather information

Meteorologist's view

Potentially hazardous conditions with extensive hill fog.

Weather

Overcast with periods of rain that turn heavy at times, particularly during the late morning and through the afternoon.

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

20%

Visibility

Moderate, occasionally poor, becoming very poor in hill fog with bases broken to extensive from 500-800m.

Ground conditions

No recent ground conditions report available.

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Mountain weather information

Weather

A day of variable cloud cover, sunny spells and risk of a few showers. Temperatures pleasant in valleys, cooler over peaks. Risk of strong sunshine around middle of the day.

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

30 percent at first with a little cloud on peaks, becoming 80 percent as cloud lifts and break.

Maximum wind speed expected

Northeast 15 mph or less

Temperature

  • At 800m Plus 6 Celsius increasing 13 Celsius for a time
  • Valley Plus 10 Celsius increasing 17 Celsius for a time during the afternoon
  • Freezing level Will be above the peaks.

Visibility

Mainly good or very good, locally poor in low cloud cover. Moderate in any showers.

Mountain weather information

Sunday 27 June

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Dry with plenty of good sunny spells. Light winds. Freezing level above all summits.

Monday 28 June

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Dry with plenty of good sunny spells. Light winds. Freezing level above all summits.

Tuesday 29 June

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Chance of some showers developing, but mainly dry and occasionally bright.

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