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: Thursday 13 May

A dry sunny start then a few showers breaking out by afternoon, dying out again in the evening. Mostly light winds.

Clear and dry overnight and becoming chilly in the valleys. A sunny start to the day. Cloud tending to bubble up in the morning, with a few showers likely by the afternoon, the odd one becoming quite heavy, though still some dry weather around. The showers dying out in the evening with some late sunshine and clear periods after dark.

High for the bright showery conditions with relatively light winds. Lower for shower and cloud detail each day.


Mostly very good but some deteriorations to moderate in heavier showers temporarily obscuring neighbouring ranges.

Cloud Free Hill Top

More than 90% with the cloud that forms expected to be above the summits.


Wind directions in table not to be trusted as they will be variable, but more reliable on the summits.

Ground conditions

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Tomorrow: Friday

A rather cloudy but dry morning, the cloud lifting and breaking to allow more in the way of sunshine in the afternoon. Still the chance of the odd light shower but most staying dry.


Good away from cloud, which will be 500-800m at first lifting above the tops by afternoon.

Hill Fog

40% in morning rising to 90% in afternoon.

Max wind

Variable 5-10mph.


Valleys - Plus 7 Celsius rising to Plus 14 in the afternoon.

800m - Plus 3 Celsius rising to Plus 6 in the afternoon.

Freezing level - Above the summits.


A cloudy day with some showers. Moderate southeasterly winds on the tops.


Brighter with sunny intervals but some sharp showers around by the afternoon. Light to moderate southeasterly breeze.


Low confidence in detail, but likely to remain quite bright and mainly dry with the chance of some showers in the afternoon and winds will be fairly light.

Issued: Thursday 13th of May 2021 02:11:59 AM