Lake District Forecast

Includes the whole of Cumbria, and also the western Pennines North from Ingleborough.

Viewing Weather Forecast for Thursday 24th May 2018
Forecast last updated on Wednesday 23rd May 2018 at 2:23pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Scotland: Little wind, almost unbroken sunshine and warm. Extensively dry N England, but areas of high level cloud and blustery. Low cloud mainly Pennines will clear. Showery rain Wales with risk thunder. Cloud will sometimes shroud the summits.

Headline for Lake District

Fairly light wind; sunshine mainly morning Warm.

How windy? (On the summits)

Easterly 15mph, but will strengthen toward 20mph, perhaps locally 25mph by evening.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small.

How Wet?

Rain not expected

Cloud on the hills?

Very little if any

Rare fragments soon clearing Lakeland hills. Banks of low cloud may continue to drift off the North Sea onto the Pennines, most extensively mooring, but by afternoon, if any the cloud confined above 700m.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Widely sunny; although patches of high level cloud will weaken the sunshine. Good visibility, but general haze.

How Cold? (at 750m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 25th May 2018

Little change in the present pattern is likely over the coming week - little or no rain and frequently sunny with light wind across Scotland. Further south also some fine warm weather but interludes of cloudy, sometime thundery weather are likely. Although signals are weak, there may not be much change into early June. Much terrain will be very dry ('tinder dry') underfoot, particularly in Scotland. However, on some higher routes there remain significant patches of snow.

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