Mountain Weather

We recommend getting a forecast no more than 18 hours from your start time.  The key factors in UK Mountain Weather forecast need to be taken at altitude.  A forecast for Keswick will be probably nothing like the weather on top of Blencathra.

The key factors to look at at altitude are –

  • wind speed
  • wind chill
  • temperature
  • precipitation
  • visibility.

Forecasts courtesy of The Metoffice. (We cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of any forecast).

Latest Mountain Weather Forecasts for the UK

Lake District Mountain Weather Forecast

Lake District National Park Mountain Weather Forecast

Lake District Mountain Forecast

Peak District Mountain Weather Forecast

Peak District National Park Mountain Weather Forecast

Peak District Mountain Forecast

Snowdonia Mountain Weather Forecast

Snowdonia National Park Mountain Weather Forecast

Snowdonia Mountain Forecast

Weather in the UK mountains is extremely changeable. We always recommend taking gear with you for the conditions.

See our recommended gear list on what to take with you on the hill.

Many people decide for example not to take a head torch as they plan to be back in daylight. Yet if an injury occurs or they get lost and need Mountain Rescue, the only light they have to indicate their position is their mobile phone. This drains the battery and then they cannot communicate.

Remember the weather at 3000 feet will be very different to the town. Temperature drops by 1 to 3 deg celsius per 300m. So at sea level if it is 9 deg it could be 0 at 3000 feet!

Add to that windchill and say a 20mph wind and it will feel well -7c.