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

Poor Visibility

Medium Likelihood risk

Strong Sunlight

Medium Likelihood risk

Gales

Low Likelihood risk

Severe Chill Effect

Low Likelihood risk

Heavy Persistent Rain

Low Likelihood risk

Blizzards

No weather warnings in effect

Heavy Persistent Snow

No weather warnings in effect

Storm Force Winds

No weather warnings in effect

Thunderstorms

No weather warnings in effect

Today: Wednesday 25 May

A dull morning with rain and hill fog then brighter in the afternoon. Windy.

Cloudy with outbreaks of rain lasting much of the morning, some quite heavy especially over southwestern fells, and accompanied by hill fog. Then becoming drier by midday the cloud lifting and breaking in the afternoon to bring some sunny intervals, generally dry but the chance of a light shower. A dry evening.

High generally, but lower for timing of rainy conditions on Thursday morning.

Visibility

Cloud extensive at 400-700m with lower patches over southwestern foothills, and reduced visibility in rain below the cloud. Then lifting back to 750m by midday and then breaking and lifting off tops, with generally good visibility for the rest of the day.

Cloud Free Hill Top

20% improving 70% by midday and over 90% from mid afternoon.

View

A day of two halves on Wednesday with a repeat performance likely on Thursday.

Ground conditions

No recent ground conditions report available.

06:00 - 09:00

Precipitation probability:

70%

09:00 - 12:00

Precipitation probability:

90%

12:00 - 15:00

Precipitation probability:

20%

15:00 - 18:00

Precipitation probability:

10%

18:00 - 21:00

Precipitation probability:

10%

21:00 - 24:00

Precipitation probability:

10%

Tomorrow: Thursday

Clear intervals and dry in the early hours, then clouding over with patchy rain developing around dawn. The rain probably lasting much of the morning, some quite heavy especially over southwestern fells, and accompanied by hill fog. Then becoming drier by midday the cloud lifting and breaking in the afternoon to bring some sunny spells. A dry evening. Some slight uncertainties regarding the timing of the improvement which could be a couple of hours faster or slower.

Visibility

Patchy cloud above 750m in early hours becoming extensive at 400-700m by dawn with lower patches over southwestern foothills, and reduced visibility in rain below the cloud. Then lifting back to 750m by midday and then breaking and lifting off tops, with generally very good visibility for the rest of the day

Hill Fog

10% in morning rising 90% in afternoon.

Max wind

Westerly 35 gusts 45mph.

Temperature

Valleys - 10 Celsius rising to 15 Celsius in the afternoon

800m - Plus 7 Celsius

Freezing level - Above the summits

Friday

Generally dry and bright with broken cloud and some sunny intervals. Good visibility. Small chance of a passing light shower. Strong northwesterly winds on the tops, and freezing level above the summits.

Saturday

Dry with bright or sunny spells. Lighter northwest breeze.

Sunday

Remaining dry and bright with mostly light northerly breeze.

Issued: Wednesday 25th of May 2022 01:16:09 AM