Mountain weather

Lake District Mountain weather forecast table

Confidence

High confidence for rain, at times heavy, crossing on Saturday. Then high confidence for showers or longer spells of rain between drier interludes continuing until Wednesday.

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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 Thunderstorms
Lightning is a significant mountain hazard which can result in serious injury or death. Mountain terrain often leaves one highly exposed to lightning strikes. Hail may give unpleasant conditions with torrential rain and localised flash flooding also possible, mainly in Summer months.
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

Cloudy but mainly dry morning. Rain, heavy at times this afternoon and evening.

06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Weather
(at 800m)
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain
Chance of precipitation
(at 800m)
20% 40% 40% 60% 60% 60%

Wind direction and speed (mph)
Altitude above mean sea level
06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
900m S
26
S
21
S
18
SW
16
SW
13
W
8
600m SW
18
SW
11
S
16
SW
12
SW
10
W
7
300m S
6
S
4
S
8
S
5
SW
3
NW
4
Valley SW
2
SW
1
S
7
SW
3
SW
3
W
5
Wind gust (mph)
Altitude above mean sea level
06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
900m 30 24 24 20 16 11
600m 22 14 21 16 13 10
300m 20 15 18 14 10 10
Valley 12 9 14 9 8 9

Altitude above mean sea level
06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
900m
10°
12°
12°
12°
12°
11°
600m
11°
13°
14°
14°
13°
12°
300m
13°
14°
16°
16°
15°
14°
Valley
15°
15°
17°
18°
16°
16°
Freezing Level
3,200m
3,300m
3,100m
3,300m
3,300m
3,200m

Altitude above mean sea level
06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
900m
10°
10°
600m
11°
11°
12°
12°
11°
300m
12°
14°
15°
16°
15°
14°
Valley
15°
16°
17°
18°
17°
16°

Additional weather information

Meteorologist's view

Persistent rain, heavy at times later, will make for drenching conditions, potentially hazardous underfoot.

Weather

Cloudy but dry mainly start with the odd spot or drizzle possible. Perhaps some brighter spells this morning before extensive cloud and rain push in through the afternoon. Rain will become heavy for a time with a small chance of thunder.

Chance of cloud-free hill tops

40% rising to 60% this morning, falling to 20% or less through the afternoon and evening.

Low cloud and visibility

Fairly extensive cloud around 300-500m at first, generally lifting and breaking through the morning. Widespread cloud down to 300-500m arrives again this afternoon with poor visibilities in persistent and at times heavy rain.

Ground conditions

No recent ground conditions report available.

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Sunset:

Mountain weather information

Weather

Cloud and rain clear in the early hours. Then a mainly dry day with sunny spells, perhaps the odd shower here and there.

Chance of cloud-free hill tops

60%, the best chances in the mid-morning to early afternoon.

Maximum wind speed expected

west to northwest 15-20mph.

Temperature

  • At 800m Plus 5 rising to plus 9 Celsius.
  • Valley Plus 12 rising to plus 17 Celsius.
  • Freezing level Above summits.

Low cloud and visibility

Summits mainly clear and good visibilities, but cloud down to 800m or so at times, mainly in any showers.

Mountain weather information

Mon 22 Jul

Sunrise:
Sunset:

Cloudy with showers or longer spells of rain. Fresh to strong winds.

Tue 23 Jul

Sunrise:
Sunset:

Mostly dry with sunny spells. Fresh west to northwest winds.

Wed 24 Jul

Sunrise:
Sunset:

Dry morning. Cloudier later with some rain. Fresh southwest winds.

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Summit specific forecast

Mountain summit forecast map

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