Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Tuesday 26th May 2015
Forecast last updated on Monday 25th May 2015 at 3:33pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Widespread low cloud will gradually clear most mountain areas from the north after a weak front passes through. However, low cloud will rarely clear higher areas of the W & NW Highlands. Cold and windy Scottish Highlands.

Headline for Lake District

Low cloud breaking up; cold.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northwesterly around 20mph, occasionally 25mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small

How Wet?

Little if any rain

Substantially dry, but in morning a few patches of drizzle, most likely western fells.

Cloud on the hills?

Very little by early afternoon

Cloud sheet, base 550 to 700m, with patches below on western fells. The base will lift through the morning, and many fells will be cloud free by midday. But on western fells, patches may return above 550m again, particularly toward evening.

Chance of cloud free summits?

10% rising to 80% through morning

Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional sunshine by late morning. Patchwork of sunshine afternoon. Excellent visibility by midday.

How Cold? (at 750m)

4C; rising to 7C well inland.

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 27th May 2015

Generally deteriorating this week as areas of low pressure come in off the Atlantic, bringing areas of rain, and more widely, heavy showers. It will frequently be cold with fresh snow intermittently Scottish Highlands. There are strong indications of a reversal next week, with pressure gradually building in the vicinity of Britain, to bring fine, warm weather later in the week.

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