Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Wednesday 26th September 2018
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 25th September 2018 at 3:08pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Upland gales Cumbria northwards, increasingly severe northwards into the Scottish Highlands. Occasional rain, although the rain persistent W/NW Highlands. Fine with light winds Peak District and Wales. Many summits from Snowdon range northwards cloud covered all day.

Headline for Lake District

Upland severe gales. Fog higher areas. A little rain.

How windy? (On the summits)

Westerly 50, perhaps locally 60mph in the morning. Will tend to ease marginally afternoon.

Effect of wind on you?

Walking widely very difficult on higher areas, and in some areas through cols and passes. Sudden gusts some lower slopes. Significant wind chill.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Rain, mainly afternoon

Drizzly rain, here and there, mainly west Cumbria.

Cloud on the hills?

Very extensive

Cloud will shroud the fells all day; frequently forming above 400m west Cumbria and 500 to 700m elsewhere.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Less than 10%

Air clarity (below cloud)

Rare glimpses of sunshine lower slopes east Cumbria. Very hazy.

How Cold? (at 750m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 27th September 2018

High pressure, generally centred over or near S Britain will bring extensively dry conditions over the next 10 days. However, around the periphery of the high in Scotland, intermittently windy (particularly north), and weakening fronts will bring occasional rain southwards. Higher Munros often close to freezing point, and slight frost many valleys some nights.

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