Mountain weather

Lake District

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Lake District Mountain weather forecast table

Confidence

High for a lot of dry weather next few days. Low confidence on details of patchy rain on Friday and Saturday.

This evening forecast

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Dry with sunny then clear periods.

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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. Sunny spells. Light winds.

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Additional weather information

Weather

A dry, bright day with sunny spells.

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

90% with patchy cloud cover about 700 to 800m.

Ground conditions

No recent ground conditions report available.

Visibility

Good.

Meteorologist's view

Nothing to add.

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Mountain weather information

Weather

Cloudy morning with a little drizzle. Then dry and becoming brighter with some hazy afternoon sunshine.

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

20% at first improving 70% by afternoon. Extensive low cloud, lifting and breaking up during the morning.

Maximum wind speed expected

Light winds at all levels, mainly southeasterly with average speeds of only 10mph.

Temperature

  • At 800m Plus 6 Celsius.
  • Valley 7 Celsius rising to 17 Celsius.
  • Freezing level Above the summits.

Visibility

Misty conditions at first but the visibility becoming good in the afternoon.

Mountain weather information

Friday 10 April

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Rather cloudy with light drizzly showers developing during the day. Mild and breezy on the tops.

Saturday 11 April

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Mainly cloudy with occasional rain. Light winds.

Sunday 12 April

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A mainly dry day with some sunshine. Strengthening northeasterly winds on the tops.

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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).