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

High Likelihood risk

Heavy Persistent Rain

High Likelihood risk


Medium Likelihood risk


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Heavy Snow

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Storm Force Winds

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Severe Chill Effect

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Strong Sunlight

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Today: Tuesday 19 October

Wet and windy with extensive low cloud.

Persistent rain will set in during the morning, this becoming heavy at times especially through the afternoon and early evening. Drenching conditions with strong winds on the tops. Rain turning light and patchy during the late evening.

High for unsettled conditions through the next couple of days then a change to much colder, brighter weather for Thursday and Friday.


Extensive low cloud with very poor visibility above 300 or 400m, even down to lower slopes in west, but perhaps rising to 600m at times over far northeastern fells. Very hazy below the cloud base.

Cloud Free Hill Top

Less than 10%.


Difficult walking and navigation conditions on high ground with spells of heavy rain, very poor visibility and strong winds.

Ground conditions

No recent ground conditions report available.

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Tomorrow: Wednesday

Rain dying out overnight leaving clear spells. A largely cloudy day with showery rain on and off, occasionally heavy but not as persistent as Tuesday's. Perhaps a little brightness coming through at times.


Occasionally poor on the tops with cloud lowering to 600 or 700m at times but some clearer spells between showers. Mainly good air clarity away from low cloud.

Hill Fog

30 to 50%

Max wind

West or Southwest 20-25mph, gusting 35mph, easing to 15mph in evening.


Valleys - Plus 13 or 14C, falling to 8C in evening.

800m - Plus 10C overnight, falling to Plus 7C in morning, then Plus 2C after dark.

Freezing level - Above summits.


Outbreaks of rain overnight, turning to snow on the tops. A change to much colder and brighter conditions with sunny spells and scattered showers, wintry above 600m. Strong northwesterly winds with a severe wind chill. Freezing level 800m.


Bright spells and occasional showers, these wintry above 800m. Strong northwesterly winds, easing later.


A dry, bright start with a touch of frost. Cloud and rain will soon spread eastwards with strong to gale force southerly winds.

Issued: Tuesday 19th of October 2021 12:57:48 AM