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!

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Today: Wednesday 30 September

Persistent rain for much of the day gales in the morning. Very poor visibility at times.

Outbreaks of rain are expected to continue through the morning, heavy and persistent over the southern and western fells. The more persistent rain will gradually clear eastwards during the afternoon though with further showers expected.

Medium confidence with uncertainty around rainfall amounts but, high confidence for general forecast.


Visibility is likely to be moderate in outbreaks of rain. In any heavy outbreaks of rain visibility is likely to become poor or very poor for a time with cloud bases likely to lower as well. Later in the day visibility will improve in all but the eastern fells.

Cloud Free Hill Top

40% in the morning, bases will be widely around 400-600m. By mid afternoon 70% chance in the west with some good views likely by late afternoon, cloud lingering around the tops into the evening in the east.


A very windy morning on the hills with gales on the tops and feeling very cold at first on the fells with a medium wind chill. Winds will ease in the afternoon and become northwesterly, once again it will feel very cold by evening.

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Tomorrow: Thursday

A drier day with just a few light showers around and some good sunny intervals becoming mainly dry by late afternoon with some long periods of autumn sunshine


Generally good or very good, perhaps poor in early morning fog.

Hill Fog

80% chance with cloud mainly above the summits, perhaps some scattered cloud around the highest fells in the morning.

Max wind

Mainly northwesterly 5-10mph, becoming southwesterly 10-15mph later.


Valleys - Plus 5 rising to 11 Celsius.

800m - Plus 3 Celsius.

Freezing level - Above the summits.


A fine dry day in the hills with scattered cloud and some sunny intervals. Moderate northeasterly winds, feeling cold.


A lot of uncertainty in the forecast however it is likely to be a dry morning with strong north easterly winds. Some rain is likely to spread west during the afternoon. Ranges in the far west are likely to fair best.


Rain expected to continue in the morning with strong northerly winds. More chance of drier weather in the afternoon on the east.

Issued: Wednesday 30th of September 2020 02:01:33 AM