Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Friday 29th August 2014

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Forecast last updated on Thursday 28th August 2014 at 3:41pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Widely windy, wet and many summits shrouded in cloud, with worst conditions on western mountains. However, less wet southern mountains in Wales - and far northwest of Scotland, where there will be a lull in the wind.

Headline for Lake District

Upland gales; extensive rain.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly widely 40mph, gusts 55mph. Will tend to ease a little through the afternoon.

Effect of wind on you?

Considerable buffeting across the hills, and on higher areas, walking often difficult.

How Wet?

Rain most of the day

Rain most of the day, although particularly on northern fells the rain may gradually ease or clear. Rain may accumulate to more than 1 inch southern fells, including Pennines south of Kirkby Stephen.

Cloud on the hills?

Most or all fells cloud covered, lowest base west

Cloud extensively across the hills, lowest base west and south, where cloud forming from lower slopes upward. Highest base north lakes near and east of Borrowdale, where most cloud above 500m with breaks to 700m.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Less than 10%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Very little if any sunshine. Fog extensive, particularly western and southern mountains.

How Cold? (at 750m)

9 to 11C, highest east

Freezing Level

Above summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 30th August 2014

Mixed weather until Monday, but from Tuesday onwards little if any rain, and from the south becoming very warm with extensive sunshine across most or all mountain areas. This weekend, Sunday will be the best day with light wind, and just a few showers in Scotland. Cloud will lift off most summits. An east to west split on Saturday with rare showers and cloud base lifting on eastern mountains, but in the west cloud will shroud most tops and particularly in W Scotland showers will be frequent. Substantially dry W Wales.

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