Lake District Mountain Weather Forecast

Get the latest Lake District mountain forecast right here – updated automatically everyday straight from the MET Office. Here you can browse current mountain weather conditions and then a detailed forecast for the week ahead. The weather can change pretty rapidly in the Lake District and especially once you gain some altitude – bookmark this page so you don’t get caught out by the weather!

Todays Weather warnings

Severe Chill Effect

High Likelihood risk

Gales

Medium Likelihood risk

Poor Visibility

Medium Likelihood risk

Blizzards

Low Likelihood risk

Heavy Snow

No weather warnings in effect

Storm Force Winds

No weather warnings in effect

Thunderstorms

No weather warnings in effect

Heavy Persistent Rain

No weather warnings in effect

Strong Sunlight

No weather warnings in effect

Today: Wednesday 13 November

Bitterly cold with low cloud at times. Snow in the evening.

A few clear spells through the early hours. Then a mostly dry morning with some bright or sunny spells, best across western fells. Cloud increases through the day with snow flurries after dark, most persistent across northern and eastern fells. Cold and windy, with a risk of summit gales in the afternoon and evening.

High for much of Thursday and Friday, but low for how far west and snow reaches. Moderate for the weekend and Monday, but lower for details.

Visibility

Very good at low levels. Often poor at height in low cloud.

Cloud Free Hill Top

30-40% with best chance across western fells, particularly in the morning. Cloud bases around 600-700, quite broken in the morning but turning more extensive through the afternoon and evening.

View

Challenging navigation conditions at height, especially in the evening when blizzard conditions are possible.

Ground conditions

No recent ground conditions report available.

00:00 - 03:00

Precipitation probability:

<05%

03:00 - 06:00

Precipitation probability:

<05%

06:00 - 09:00

Precipitation probability:

10%

09:00 - 12:00

Precipitation probability:

10%

12:00 - 15:00

Precipitation probability:

10%

15:00 - 18:00

Precipitation probability:

20%

18:00 - 21:00

Precipitation probability:

60%

21:00 - 24:00

Precipitation probability:

60%

Tomorrow: Thursday

Snow through the early hours, rain or sleet below 600m, most persistent in the east. Then mostly dry through daylight hours and the coming evening, but dull with low cloud. A chance of some patchy rain and summit snow across eastern most fells.

Visibility

Mostly good at low levels, slight reductions in early morning rain. Generally poor at height throughout the day.

Hill Fog

10% or less, cloud likely to be extensive above 600-700m, occasionally down to 500m across eastern and central fells.

Max wind

Northeast 35-40 gusting 50 mph, easing to 25 gusting 35 mph in the afternoon, 20 mph late evening.

Temperature

Valleys - Plus 1 Celsius rising to plus 6 Celsius. Falling to minus 2 Celsius in the evening.

800m - Minus 1 Celsius rising to plus 1 Celsius by the afternoon.

Freezing level - 700m rising to 1000 by dawn, occasionally just above the summits in the afternoon and evening.

Friday

Low cloud generally lifting to give a mainly dry day with some bright spells. Moderate northerly winds easing. Freezing level around 1000m, perhaps falling to 800m after dark.

Saturday

Overcast but mainly dry. Cloud bases likely to lower giving an increasing risk of hill fog. Mostly light winds. Freezing level 800-1000m.

Sunday

Likely to be generally cloudy with the chance of a few showers, but mostly dry. Winds generally light. Freezing levels around 1000m, falling to 600m later.

Issued: Wednesday 13th of November 2019 04:08:53 PM