Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Friday 27th May 2016
Forecast last updated on Thursday 26th May 2016 at 4:14pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Widespread low cloud eastern hills from Pennines to southern Scotland. Often dry many areas, but remnants of drizzle, perhaps the odd shower in the Highlands. However in Wales, threat of thunderstorms and torrential downpours developing. Wind speeds generally very light.

Headline for Lake District

Light winds. Dry overall. Early low cloud lifting from most fells.

How windy? (On the summits)

Easterly, 10 to rarely 15mph, but often less.

Effect of wind on you?

Mostly negligible

How Wet?

Rain unlikely

Pockets fine drizzle Pennines early morning will all fizzle out.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly or all clearing

Low cloud extensive for several hours after dawn; base 400m Pennines, 500-700m elsewhere (base rising and cloud breaking progressively westwards). By midday, most cloud will have broken up, but may persist above about 700m Pennines.

Chance of cloud free summits?

10% early morning; by midday 70% Lakes; 40% Pennines.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of sunshine developing from west. Good visibility although probably hazy.

How Cold? (at 750m)

7C, rising to 9 or 10C western fells.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 28th May 2016

A long period of easterly winds lasting well into next week. Frequently dry, particularly western mountains - little or no rain in the NW Highlands where conditions will become very dry underfoot. Very low cloud will often cover eastern mountains. Confidence of timing is low by Monday into Tuesday, but over 18 to 24 hours, there is considerable risk a period of upland gales, and rain may set in from the east across England, Wales & southern Scotland.

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