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

Thunderstorms

Low Likelihood risk

Strong Sunlight

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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Heavy Persistent Rain

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Today: Wednesday 28 July

Broken low cloud and showers at times, fresh to strong southwesterly winds.

Heavy showers continuing overnight for many areas, some drier periods but staying quite dull and cloudy. Showers continuing after dawn but perhaps less frequent and heavy during the morning but perhaps heavier again in the afternoon with a risk of thunder at times. Showers easing in the evening but staying cloudy with some drizzle at times, perhaps a few cloud breaks later in the north.

High confidence for continued unsettled and showery outlook on Thursday, low confidence in forecast on Friday due to uncertainty in the track of a low pressure, more settled at the weekend.

Visibility

Quite poor visibility throughout the day with broken low cloud from 400m upwards, perhaps cloud base slightly higher in the east and north and a few more breaks here in the afternoon. Visibility also poor in any heavy showers and drizzle. Navigation may be tricky at times

Cloud Free Hill Top

30% increasing to 50% later in the day. Broken low cloud associated with showers lingering for most of the day, perhaps more clear spells later and more likely in the north.

View

Quite windy on the fells at first and stronger gusts around showers too. Feeling quite chilly especially compared with recent weeks.

Ground conditions

No recent ground conditions report available.

00:00 - 03:00

Precipitation probability:

40%

03:00 - 06:00

Precipitation probability:

40%

06:00 - 09:00

Precipitation probability:

00%

09:00 - 12:00

Precipitation probability:

30%

12:00 - 15:00

Precipitation probability:

20%

15:00 - 18:00

Precipitation probability:

20%

18:00 - 21:00

Precipitation probability:

20%

21:00 - 24:00

Precipitation probability:

00%

Tomorrow: Thursday

Still some uncertainty in the forecast for Friday due to a low pressure moving east across southern England however it looks to be a dry morning with some showers developing in the afternoon. Perhaps some early morning mist and fog which may be slow to clear.

Visibility

Early mist and fog might be slow to clear with visibility becoming poor for some of the early morning period especially around northern fells with broken cloud around 6-700m. Some brightness in the south with moderate or good visibility here. In the afternoon visibility will improve for all however patches of low cloud around 700m may linger around the fells.

Hill Fog

60% increasing to 80%, broken low cloud in the north in the morning will lift and clear a little later. More cloud breaks likely in the south of the Lake District.

Max wind

Northwesterly 5-10 mph.

Temperature

Valleys - Plus 14 rising to 19 Celsius.

800m - Plus 8 rising to 13 Celsius

Freezing level - Above the summits.

Friday

A dry and bright start but the risk of a few afternoon showers, fresh westerly winds at times.

Saturday

Cloudy with a few showers. Light northerly winds.

Sunday

Mainly dry with some sunny spells. Light easterly winds.

Issued: Wednesday 28th of July 2021 04:40:11 PM