You can ring Weatherline on 0844 846 2444 for a recording of the latest weather forecast. (Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.)
Fell Top Assessors
The Fell Top Assessors are employed during the winter months, usually between December and March, to report on conditions. Their winter conditions report and daily photo appear on the home page of this website.
Old forecast? - try clearing your cache
The Met Office feeds their forecast directly into Weatherline. If the forecast doesn't display, you may need to clear your cache.
Your 'cache' means the web pages your computer stores in its memory. When you ask for a page, to save time, your computer remembers it already has a version of this page saved locally and doesn't need to go online. However as the Weatherline forecast is updated in 'real time', your computer needs all the current information.
Clearing these temporary files varies, but in Internet Explorer on a PC press CTRL and F5 together. Alternatively go to Tools / Internet Options / and under Temporary Internet Files click the Delete Files ... button. Or use your Help facility and type in 'clear cache'.
Who writes the forecast?
The Met Office forecasters in Aberdeen write the forecast. They then send it to this website as a datafeed.
When is the forecast updated?
The Met Office normally sends through updates twice a day, at around 5 - 6pm and 3 - 4am.
In the winter, who writes the fell top conditions section and takes the photos?
During the winter, the Lake District National Park employs two Fell Top assessors. They climb Helvellyn mountain above Ullswater every day on alternate weeks. The Fell Top conditions report goes live as soon as the Assessor descends from the fells and uploads it to this website.
Find out more on the About page.
Cost of calling Weatherline
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company's access charge. A call to Weatherline lasts around 2 minutes. No profits are made on the call. The 1p per minute that comes back to Weatherline goes directly towards our line rental.
Where can I find historical weather data?
For past winter season data, please look at our Readings page.
Where can I find out more local wind direction and other information?
For the North of the National Park, try Manesty Holiday Cottages - Current Weather (opens in new window)
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