Mountain weather

Lake District

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Lake District Mountain weather forecast table

Confidence

High for one more settled day today then turning cloudier and showery on Sunday and into 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. Early mist soon clearing to leave plenty of sunshine.

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Additional weather information

Meteorologist's view

Valley temperatures will reach 24 Celsius in valleys in west. Be prepared for sunburn and dehydration issues.

Weather

Dry with early mist and low cloud, mainly towards east of National Park soon dispersing to leave plenty of sunshine. Clouds returning during the evening with small risk of a shower after dark.

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

80% at first then 100%. Patches of cloud around 400 to 500m at first, mainly towards M6 soon retreating across the Pennines.

Visibility

Patches of poor visibility at first then very good.

Ground conditions

No recent ground conditions report available.

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Mountain weather information

Weather

A cloudier day on Sunday with scattered showers. A cluster of showers expected in the morning then fewer showers and a little sunshine in afternoon and evening.

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

40% improving 70%. Fairly extensive cloud cover around 500 to 600m lifting and breaking a little in the afternoon.

Maximum wind speed expected

Easterly winds on the tops with average speeds of 10 to 15mph.

Temperature

  • At 800m Plus 13 Celsius.
  • Valley 12 Celsius at dawn rising to 19 Celsius in the afternoon.
  • Freezing level Well above the tops.

Visibility

Rather hazy with patches of poor visibility in association with showers.

Mountain weather information

Monday 17 August

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Cloudy start with outbreaks of rain. It will become drier and brighter later in the morning with just a few afternoon showers. Light winds at all levels.

Tuesday 18 August

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Bright or sunny interludes and scattered showers. A few heavier showers are likely in the afternoon. Light winds.

Wednesday 19 August

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Mainly dry with some sunshine and a few light showers. More persistent and heavier rain will edge up from the south towards dusk. Freshening southeasterly 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).