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Lake District Forecast

Lake District

The entire Lake District National Park, taking in all major summits, including Scafell, Helvellyn, Skiddaw, the Langdales and Old Man of Coniston.

Today's Forecast

Moderate breeze, fairly small impact, but chilly
Mostly dry, partly cloudy
Cool
Bright sunshine

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Viewing Forecast For

Lake District
Tuesday 23rd April 2024
Last updated Mon 22nd Apr 24 at 4:30PM

Summary for all mountain areas

A cold northerly breeze - notable chill factor on the tops, particularly eastern areas. Feeling pleasant where sheltered in the sunshine, especially by afternoon, best in western Scotland. Most places dry all day, low risk of a brief light shower or flurry. Early showers clearing south across Wales.

Headline for Lake District

Mostly dry and sunny, but chilly and breezy on tops.

How windy? (On the summits)

North to northeasterly, 20 to 25mph, at times 30mph over higher fells, especially north and eastern Lakeland.

Effect of the wind on you?

Considerable wind chill over higher terrain. Blustery over some higher fells, may affect comfortable walking and balance on exposed ridges.

How Wet?

Rare if any showers

Small chance of a brief light shower or snow flurry on higher fells, mainly afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly little, or clearing tops

Fragments of cloud on some higher slopes in the morning, mainly north and eastern fells. Bases rising with most tops often clear into the afternoon. Southwestern areas often clear all day.

Chance of cloud free summits?

70% rising above 90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Broken cloud and mostly good amounts of sun; beware sunburn. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 750m)

0C rising to 3 or 4C. Wind chill feeling like -5 to -8C on tops.

Freezing Level

800m early morning, rising just above higher tops. Slight frost sheltered inland valleys at first.

Viewing Forecast For

Lake District
Wednesday 24th April 2024
Last updated Mon 22nd Apr 24 at 4:30PM

How windy? (On the summits)

North to northeasterly 15 to 20mph, at times 25mph higher fells, mainly toward east in the morning.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small effect on walking, risk blustery for a time locally. Feeling chilly in the wind, but pleasant where sheltered in the sun.

How Wet?

Rare showers

Chance of a brief flurry of soft hail or snow.

Cloud on the hills?

Little if any

Chance of cloud free summits?

90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Broken cloud and sun. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 750m)

0 or -1C at first, rising to +4C afternoon. Wind chill feels like -5 to -8C on tops early morning, still sub-zero afternoon.

Freezing Level

700m early morning, plus frost in sheltered valleys at first. Rising just above the higher summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Lake District
Thursday 25th April 2024
Last updated Mon 22nd Apr 24 at 4:30PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Northwesterly or variable, 10 to 20mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small effect on walking, but still a noticeable chill where exposed on fells.

How Wet?

Showers developing

A scattering of showers forming increasingly during the day, with hail, plus snow flurries over higher fells.

Cloud on the hills?

Lifting above summits

Patchy cloud forming around some higher slopes in the morning, but bases rising above most or all tops by middle of day onward. Fragments may return in showers.

Chance of cloud free summits?

80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Variable cloud and sun, best in morning. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 750m)

1C rising to 4C. Wind chill feeling like -2 to -5C, coldest in morning.

Freezing Level

Near freezing sheltered higher areas and valleys at first. Otherwise above freezing to tops.

Planning Outlook

Northerly breezes continue into midweek, feeling distinctly chilly over higher terrain - temperatures will fluctuate from below freezing in the morning, to a few degrees above into the afternoon for a few days - coldest toward the east and northeast. Sunny spells with excellent visibility, mixed with scattered brief showers or snow flurries. Lowering pressure Thursday into Friday, turning more widely showery again with hail and snow on some hills, but winds fairly light. A risk of a rain system spiraling across Britain over the weekend, upland snow for a time, accompanied by stronger east to southeasterly winds.