Mountain weather

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Lake District Mountain weather forecast table

Confidence

High for settled conditions through the coming days but lower for cloud amounts over the weekend and more unsettled conditions early next week

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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 almost unbroken sunshine. Light winds

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Additional weather information

Meteorologist's view

Valley temperatures locally close to freezing at dawn and rising to plus 17 or 18 Celsius by day. Risk of sunburn in the strong sunlight.

Weather

Dry and sunny through the day, the sunshine rather hazy at times.

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

100%

Visibility

Very good with good panoramic views of surrounding fells and lakes.

Ground conditions

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Mountain weather information

Weather

Another dry and largely sunny day with just patchy cloud above the summits. High UV levels bring a risk of sunburn.

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

100%.

Maximum wind speed expected

Easterly around 10mph.

Temperature

  • At 800m Plus 3 Celsius rising to plus 8 Celsius by day
  • Valley Around plus 1 or 2 Celsius at dawn rising to plus 17 or 18 Celsius by day
  • Freezing level Above summits

Visibility

Very good with good panoramic views of surrounding fells and lakes.

Mountain weather information

Sunday 25 April

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Dry and bright with sunny spells, but rather more cloud then recent days. Light easterly winds.

Monday 26 April

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Mostly cloudy with outbreaks of mainly light rain, with some summit wintriness. Mainly light easterly or northeasterly breeze. Freezing level falling close to higher summits later

Tuesday 27 April

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Another largely cloudy day with patchy mainly light rain or drizzle with some higher summit snow. Freshening northerly or northeasterly winds. Freezing level close to highest summits.

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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).