Mountain weather

Lake District

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Lake District Mountain weather forecast table

Confidence

High for settled conditions up to Saturday. Low confidence for extent of any rain on Sunday and Monday.

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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

Fine and dry with sunny spells.

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Additional weather information

Meteorologist's view

Feeling quite warm in the sunshine.

Weather

Chance of some valley fog patches, this burning off by mid-morning. Otherwise a dry day with spells of sunshine, some cloud bubbling up from late morning.

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

100%

Visibility

Locally poor in any fog below 250 metres at first, otherwise very good with great air clarity.

Ground conditions

No recent ground conditions report available.

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Mountain weather information

Weather

Any overnight fog in the valleys clearing by mid-morning. Otherwise another dry day expected with some good spells of sunshine, some cloud bubbling up from late morning into the afternoon.

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

100%

Maximum wind speed expected

Southerly 15 mph

Temperature

  • At 800m Plus 3 Celsius
  • Valley Minus 3 rising to 15 Celsius
  • Freezing level 900 metres

Visibility

Poor in any valley fog lapping onto the lower slopes at first. Otherwise very good with good air clarity.

Mountain weather information

Saturday 17 April

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Dry with some long spells of sunshine. Light winds.

Sunday 18 April

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Dry but likely to be cloudier than of late. Brisk southwesterly winds on the summits.

Monday 19 April

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Likely to be cloudy but dry.

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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).