Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Thursday 18th September 2014

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Forecast last updated on Thursday 18th September 2014 at 3:54pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Extensive fog/very low cloud coming in off the North Sea will shroud hills extensively, albeit many higher summits will be above the cloud, and little will reach western areas. Otherwise, still very hazy, particularly S Scotland southwards. Locally blustery. Warm.

Headline for Lake District

Fog lower levels clearing. Sunshine slowly developing; very hazy.

How windy? (On the summits)

Easterly 15 to 20mph.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

Risk of a little drizzle Pennines.

Small risk of pockets fine drizzle in low cloud morning on Pennines.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive and very low, particularly east - may well break up

Blanket cloud from valleys or just above valleys upwards particularly Pennines morning. Further west low cloud more broken and beginning to break by late morning. Most or all the low cloud will disperse early to mid-afternoon.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20%, rising to 80% by early afternoon

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine increasingly coming through from west, most extensive afternoon. Extensive fog morning, mostly or all clearing but leaving very hazy conditions.

How Cold? (at 750m)

9 to 13C - lowest in cloud

Freezing Level

Above summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 19th September 2014

Bursts of rain and a few thunderstorms will extend north as far as southern Scotland on Friday and particularly Saturday. However, colder and much clearer air will spread southwards across Highland Scotland on Saturday and will reach most or all of Wales on Sunday. Next week, starting fine across all mountain areas, but slowly as an area of high pressure sinks southwards, westerly winds, bringing fronts in off the Atlantic will begin to bring deteriorations into northern and western Scotland, and by the end of the week, probably to all mountain areas.

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