Lake District Forecast

The entire Lake District National Park, taking in all major summits, including Scafell, Helvellyn, Skiddaw, the Langdales and Old Man of Coniston. Also includes the Howgill Fells east of Kendal (the NW extension of Yorks Dales).

Viewing Weather Forecast for Friday 23rd August 2019
Forecast last updated on Thursday 22nd August 2019 at 4:35pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Strong to gale force winds across Scottish mountains in the morning, becoming confined to the northwest. Rain in the W/NW Highlands from dawn will fade and pull away northwards. Low cloud and patchy drizzle continues to affect many western hills of Britain, but some breaks tending to form, best toward eastern hills.

Headline for Lake District

Blustery in morning. Low cloud and drizzle, improving slowly.

How windy? (On the summits)

South to southwesterly 25 to 35mph from dawn, will ease to 15-20mph in the afternoon.

Effect of wind on you?

Walking fairly arduous at times in the morning, but becoming small.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

A little drizzle morning

Patches of fine drizzle mostly across west & southern fells in morning, fading out to become dry.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive at first, lifting to higher tops.

Cloud likely extensive across the hills from dawn above 500-700m, or to lower slopes for a few hours west & southern fells. Bases will gradually lift into the afternoon, and some breaks will form above 800m, soonest and best across the eastern fells.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20% rising to 50% west, or 70% east afternoon.

Air clarity (below cloud)

Starting cloudy and dull, particularly west & southern fells, murky in drizzle. Becoming mostly good visibility east & north Lakes; may widely improve through day.

How Cold? (at 750m)

11C rising to 13C by afternoon out of cloud.

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 24th August 2019

Southerly winds over the next few days will bring much warmer temperatures than recent weeks, and feeling humid. A few showers may affect western Scottish coasts on Saturday, but most places will be dry through the weekend and Monday, with light winds and sunshine, hazy at times. Many hills often free of low cloud. By Tuesday into midweek, as fronts edge back in from the west, bursts of rain are likely to develop, locally thundery. Southwesterly winds are expected to prevail later in the week, with rain at times, most frequent in W/NW Scotland. Some windy days with possible gales for the Highlands.

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