The Lake District weather forecast

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Readings - winter weather archive

Our Fell Top Assessors take many readings in order to write their ground conditions reports including snow depth, wind speed and temperature.

Sometimes rescues or dangerously bad weather get in the way, but they make for a fantastic account of winter time conditions in the Lake District since 1997. Please feel free to use this historic data, crediting Lake District National Park Authority should you publish it.

Fell Top Assessor Readings by year

Fell Top Assessor Readings - collated 1997 - 2012

What does "Kestrel" refer to?

Don't worry, it's not a bird of prey! "Kestrel" is the name of the recording device used by the Fell Top Assessors.

What does AS mean?

It means Above Sea level.

Will the 2013 - 2014 data be published in real time?

The Fell Top Assessors only have a limited time to reach the Helvellyn summit, descend, write and distribute their report. Therefore uploading yet more data is not possible. However we will publish the complete dataset at the end of the season.

Recent conditions

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