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

Strong Sunlight

High Likelihood risk

Thunderstorms

Low Likelihood risk

Blizzards

No weather warnings in effect

Heavy Snow

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Storm Force Winds

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Gales

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Severe Chill Effect

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Poor Visibility

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Heavy Persistent Rain

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Today: Wednesday 17 July

A mostly dry morning. Scattered showers and sunny spells in the afternoon.

Turning dry through the early hours, then a bright but cloudy morning, a few isolated showers. Showers heavier in the afternoon then gradually dying out through the evening. Some sunny spells between showers.

High for Thursday. Lower for timing of rain on Friday and intensity of showers on Saturday. Confidence generally low for Sunday and Monday.

Visibility

Very good outside of any heavy showers.

Cloud Free Hill Top

60% in the west, frequent patchy cloud above 500m in the morning, largely above the summits in the afternoon. 80% in the east, cloud mainly above the summits, occasional patches around 800m in the morning.

View

A low risk of thunder during heavy showers around early afternoon. High UV levels will give a risk of sunburn in any lengthy sunny spells.

Ground conditions

No recent ground conditions report available.

00:00 - 03:00

Precipitation probability:

60%

03:00 - 06:00

Precipitation probability:

<05%

06:00 - 09:00

Precipitation probability:

10%

09:00 - 12:00

Precipitation probability:

20%

12:00 - 15:00

Precipitation probability:

40%

15:00 - 18:00

Precipitation probability:

40%

18:00 - 21:00

Precipitation probability:

20%

21:00 - 24:00

Precipitation probability:

10%

Tomorrow: Thursday

Dry through the early hours and much of the morning, mostly cloudy but bright. Outbreaks of rain spread northwards from late morning, these heavier and more persistent from late afternoon. Turning increasingly humid.

Visibility

Mostly good in the morning, falling to poor after midday.

Hill Fog

80% at first, patchy cloud above 600m, mainly across the southern and central Fells. Falling to 20% by early afternoon with extensive cloud lowering to around 400-500m, best chance of any cloud breaks towards Skiddaw and Helvellyn.

Max wind

Southwest 20 mph backing South 15 mph by midday.

Temperature

Valleys - Plus 10 Celsius rising to 18 Celsius.

800m - Plus 9 Celsius rising to 12 Celsius.

Freezing level - Above the summits.

Friday

Rather cloudy with hill fog and scattered showers, perhaps heavy with a risk of thunder for a time. Moderate southwest winds. Warm and muggy.

Saturday

Mostly dry with low cloud likely to thin. Moderate southwest winds becoming strong later with a risk of gales. A slight chance of rain late in the day.

Sunday

Strong southwest winds with gales or severe gales likely across high ground, perhaps some patchy rain.

Issued: Wednesday 17th of July 2019 03:26:30 PM