Mountain weather

Lake District

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Lake District Mountain weather forecast table

Confidence

High for mainly dry and settled weather through the coming days. Low confidence for Sunday.

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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 Severe chill effect
Wind significantly lowers the ‘feels-like’ temperature relative to the actual temperature, with even moderate winds significantly adding to the chilling effect. Strong winds can result in a severe and debilitating wind chill many degrees below the actual temperature. This effect will be enhanced in rain or wet snow. Without protection, prolonged exposure could result in frost nip or frostbite on exposed parts of the body and/or hypothermia.
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.

Mountain weather forecast

Rain quickly clearing this morning then mainly dry and bright with light winds.

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Additional weather information

Meteorologist's view

A largely dry and settled day but feeling cold on the tops.

Weather

A cloudy start but last of overnight rain soon clearing. Then gradually brightening up with increasing amounts of sunshine. Vast majority of places staying dry with just isolated showers, wintry on the tops. Dry evening with clear spells, turning chilly with patchy frost and fog developing.

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

60% soon improving 90% this morning with cloud lifting off the summits. Hills expected to be clear for rest of the day.

Visibility

Poor in early rain. Excellent air clarity through the day with clear views of distant hills.

Ground conditions

No recent ground conditions report available.

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Mountain weather information

Weather

High pressure brings dry and settled conditions. A cold, frosty start with fog in the valleys slow to clear. Otherwise dry and bright with sunny or clear spells. Patchy mist and fog returns in the evening with a touch of frost.

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

60% becoming 90% through the morning with patchy low cloud slowly lifting up the slopes and dispersing. Becoming 60% again through the evening.

Maximum wind speed expected

Variable 5-10mph.

Temperature

  • At 800m Minus 1C rising to 2C.
  • Valley Minus 1C to Plus 1C rising to 8C, falling to 2C after dark.
  • Freezing level 800-900m. Frost in valleys early and late.

Visibility

Poor at times early morning and late evening. Otherwise mainly very good visibility.

Mountain weather information

Friday 27 November

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Early frost and fog clearing then dry with sunny spells. Light southeasterly winds freshening later. Freezing level 800-900m, rising above summits later.

Saturday 28 November

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Early mist clearing then a dry day with bright or sunny spells. Strong southeasterly winds on the tops.

Sunday 29 November

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A dry start then cloud and patchy rain is expected to arrive from the northwest but lots of uncertainty over this.

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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).