Scafell Pike Snow History

Is Scafell Pike snowsure? Check out the Scafell Pike Snow History graphs below. Select any week of the year to see the typical Ski Conditions, Snowfall Amount and Temperature based on nowcast weather data over the last 11 years. Whether you prefer bluebird conditions, powder days in any weather or just reliable snow in guaranteed sub-zero temperatures you can easily find the best week to go.

This week in history: Scafell Pike prevailing weather and snow conditions during the last week of January at the middle elevation of the ascent of the mountain at 902m, based on historical averages over the last 11 years: At this time of year the average freezing level (1177m) is similar to the mid altitude of Scafell Pike. Based on long-term averages, there are three days with snowfall per week in Scafell Pike at the end of January but with a significant risk of rain falling on one or two days. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 9cm. Temperatures averaging above freezing both day and night in Scafell Pike during week four of January with average maximum temperature 1.4°C and minimum temperature 0.2°C at the mid altitude. On average, a couple of days per week will have some sunshine. Frequently windy. (average 35km/h) with the mean wind exceeding 30km/h three or four days in this week. Below-freezing, calm and sunny perfect weather days that follow fresh snowfall (bluebird powder days) happen on average one day every second year during this week but calm, cold and sunny days that don't have new snow occur on average one day every second year during this week every year.

Scafell Pike Snow Conditions

Best ski days per week in Scafell Pike (2007 – 2018)

  • Top
    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Best ski days:

  • Bluebird Powder day

    (Fresh snow, mostly sunny, light wind)

  • Powder day

    (Fresh snow, limited sun, any wind)

  • Bluebird day

    (Average snow, mostly sunny, light wind)

  • Very windy days:

  • (>30km/h)

Scafell Pike

Winter
Summer
  • Best ski days:

  • Bluebird Powder day

    (Fresh snow, mostly sunny, light wind)

  • Powder day

    (Fresh snow, limited sun, any wind)

  • Bluebird day

    (Average snow, mostly sunny, light wind)

  • Very windy days:

  • (>30km/h)

The most cherished days on the mountain in Scafell Pike are Bluebird Powder days when it is mostly sunny with light winds following very recent snowfall. weather conditions may prevail on Powder days when the visibility can be limited but the snow is significantly deep and fresh for keen powder-hounds. Bluebird days can suit many skiers that aren’t necessarily hunting powder but want to enjoy the snowy mountains in sunnier conditions and light winds.

Scafell Pike Snowfall

Average precipitation (snow/rain) in Scafell Pike (2007 – 2018)

  • Top
    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Precipitation:

  • Snowfall amount

    (bar chart)

  • Days with significant snowfall.

    (>5cm)

  • Days with significant rainfall.

    (>5mm)

Scafell Pike

Winter
Summer
  • Precipitation:

  • Snowfall amount

    (bar chart)

  • Days with significant snowfall.

    (>5cm)

  • Days with significant rainfall.

    (>5mm)

The snowiest weeks of the year in Scafell Pike are shown but also bear in mind the number of days that it typically snows each week if you want regular fresh tracks. risk of a rainy day is shown but be sure to switch between elevations to see if lower lifts are rain affected or higher lifts remain snowy despite any rain further down the mountain.

Scafell Pike Temperature

Average temperature in Scafell Pike (2007 – 2018)

  • Top
    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Average temperature:

  • Maximum

  • Minimum

  • Temperatures:

  • Above freezing

  • Below freezing

  • Freezing level:

  • Dashed line

Scafell Pike

Winter
Summer
Freezing level
  • Average temperature:

  • Maximum

  • Minimum

  • Temperatures:

  • Above freezing

  • Below freezing

  • Freezing level:

  • Dashed line

The highest and lowest temperatures averaged for each week of the year in Scafell Pike are shown. Check out the risk of freze-thaw conditions prevailing at different elevations for any given week. We also show the extremes of temperature (blue/red dots) that reveal the chance of unusually warm or cold conditions.

Scafell Pike snow history summary by month

Snowfall (per week)*Snowy days (per week)*
Snow in December11cm2.7 days
Snow in January14cm3.2 days
Snow in February13cm3.0 days
Snow in March9cm2.6 days
Snow in April4cm1.6 days

* Averages based on historical nowcast data