Mountain weather

Lake District Mountain weather forecast table

Confidence

High confidence for the main themes, but some uncertainty on extent of any showers on Thursday. Lower confidence for timing and extent of rain on Saturday.

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This evening forecast

Dry but with increased amounts of cloud cover this evening, however bases will largely remain above summit level.

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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

A few bright spells at times with the odd shower possible.

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Weather
(at 800m)
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower (day) Light shower (day) Sunny intervals Light shower (day) Light shower (day)
Chance of precipitation
(at 800m)
<05% <05% 20% 30% 30% 20% 40% 30%

Wind direction and speed (mph)
Altitude above mean sea level
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900m S
22
S
23
S
20
S
21
S
22
SW
23
S
25
S
26
600m S
15
S
18
S
16
S
18
S
20
SW
20
S
18
S
18
300m S
4
S
5
S
5
S
8
S
11
S
10
S
6
S
4
Valley S
4
S
5
S
5
S
8
S
11
S
9
S
5
S
5
Wind gust (mph)
Altitude above mean sea level
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900m 26 27 24 27 30 30 31 31
600m 20 23 21 23 28 27 24 24
300m 15 16 15 19 25 22 18 16
Valley 14 15 15 18 22 19 15 14

Altitude above mean sea level
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900m
10°
11°
10°
11°
600m
11°
10°
11°
12°
13°
13°
13°
13°
300m
13°
12°
13°
14°
16°
16°
15°
14°
Valley
15°
15°
15°
16°
17°
17°
17°
16°
Freezing Level
2,400m
2,300m
3,000m
3,200m
3,200m
3,200m
3,300m
3,200m

Altitude above mean sea level
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900m
600m
10°
10°
10°
300m
13°
12°
12°
13°
14°
15°
14°
14°
Valley
15°
14°
15°
15°
16°
16°
16°
16°

Additional weather information

Meteorologist's view

Nothing to add.

Weather

Rather cloudy but with a few bright or possibly sunnier spells. The odd shower at times, mainly early morning and late afternoon but most places remaining dry. Fresh summit winds.

Chance of cloud-free hill tops

70%.

Low cloud and visibility

A few patches of cloud around summit level at times, particularly in the morning. Otherwise main cloud bases generally above summit level with very good visibility.

Ground conditions

No recent ground conditions report available.

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Sunset:

Mountain weather information

Weather

Largely cloudy to start with the odd spot of drizzle possible, mainly across southwestern fells. Becoming brighter through the morning with sunny spells developing.

Chance of cloud-free hill tops

30% rising to 70% by the afternoon.

Maximum wind speed expected

20-30mph.

Temperature

  • At 800m Plus 10 Celsius rising to 14 Celsius.
  • Valley Plus 15 Celsius rising to 22 Celsius.
  • Freezing level Above summits.

Low cloud and visibility

Cloud bases below summit level will lift and break up through the morning. Visibility below these cloud bases generally very good.

Mountain weather information

Sat 20 Jul

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Sunset:

Rather cloudy with outbreaks of heavy rain spreading east through the day. Fresh to strong summit winds.

Sun 21 Jul

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Sunset:

Bright or sunny spells and the odd shower at times. Fresh to strong summit winds.

Mon 22 Jul

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Sunset:

Rather unsettled with bright spells and scattered showers. Strong summit winds.

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Summit specific forecast

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