Mountain weather
Yellow warning

Yellow weather warning in force for Lake District

Lake District Mountain weather forecast table

Confidence

High for a fair weather Saturday, then gradually turning more unsettled from Sunday with risk of thunderstorms increasing early next week, before gradually improving towards mid-week.

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This evening forecast

Dry with good late sunshine then clear spells. Light and variable winds. Freezing level well above all peaks.

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Sunset:
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 and very warm with light winds.

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Weather
(at 800m)
Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
Chance of precipitation
(at 800m)
00% 00% 00% 00% 00% 00% 00% 00%

Wind direction and speed (mph)
Altitude above mean sea level
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900m SE
11
SE
12
E
7
E
9
SE
8
SE
8
SE
9
E
13
600m SE
10
SE
11
E
6
E
9
SE
9
SE
8
SE
7
E
14
300m SE
5
SE
5
E
3
E
5
SE
5
SE
5
SE
2
E
6
Valley E
3
E
4
NE
3
E
3
E
5
E
4
NE
3
E
4
Wind gust (mph)
Altitude above mean sea level
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900m 14 15 9 13 12 12 11 18
600m 13 13 8 12 13 12 10 20
300m 8 9 5 8 10 10 7 13
Valley 6 9 6 5 9 8 7 12

Altitude above mean sea level
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900m
18°
18°
18°
19°
19°
21°
21°
18°
600m
19°
18°
18°
20°
22°
23°
23°
19°
300m
17°
17°
18°
23°
25°
26°
24°
19°
Valley
19°
19°
20°
24°
26°
27°
25°
22°
Freezing Level
2,800m
2,800m
2,800m
2,900m
3,000m
3,000m
3,000m
3,000m

Altitude above mean sea level
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
900m
16°
15°
16°
17°
18°
19°
19°
15°
600m
17°
16°
17°
18°
20°
22°
22°
16°
300m
17°
16°
18°
23°
25°
26°
25°
19°
Valley
19°
19°
20°
24°
26°
27°
26°
22°

Additional weather information

Meteorologist's view

Nothing to add.

Weather

All will enjoying another dry day with prolonged periods of strong sunshine, coupled with quite light winds.

Chance of cloud-free hill tops

100%

Low cloud and visibility

Generally good or very good

Ground conditions

No recent ground conditions report available.

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Mountain weather information

Weather

Mainly dry overnight and early Sunday morning, but Increasing risk of showers through the day, with outbreaks turning heavy at times for the late afternoon and evening, bringing the risk of hail and thunder.

Chance of cloud-free hill tops

95% at this level with bases lowering sporadically in showers.

Maximum wind speed expected

Variable 15mph or less

Temperature

  • At 800m Plus 15 Celsius increasing 20 Celsius for a time during the afternoon
  • Valley Plus 14 Celsius increasing 32 Celsius for a time during the afternoon
  • Freezing level Well above all peaks

Low cloud and visibility

Good or very good, becoming moderate or poor in showers, also very poor within cloud as bases lower 450-600m in showers.

Mountain weather information

Mon 15 Aug

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Showers, these heavy at times with some hail and thunder. Winds light and variable. Freezing level remaining above all peaks.

Tue 16 Aug

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Sunset:

Further showers, these frequent and heavy at times with hail and thunder. Winds light and variable. Freezing level remaining above all peaks.

Wed 17 Aug

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Showers dwindling through the day as brighter spells increase. Light northerly summit winds. Freezing level remaining above all peaks.

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Summit specific forecast

Mountain summit forecast map

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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).