Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Friday 28th November 2014

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Forecast last updated on Thursday 27th November 2014 at 3:37pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Very widespread low cloud - from lower slopes upwards will stream in from off the North Sea, the base lifting and on some western mountains breaking up. There will be a little rain and drizzle. Blustery, particularly England and Wales.

Headline for Lake District

Windy; widespread very low cloud; may clear west.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southeast or easterly 25 to locally 35 or 40mph near major ridges.

Effect of wind on you?

Small most areas, but where exposed on higher areas, and locally lower slopes, significant buffeting likely.

How Wet?

Drizzly, mainly Pennines

Rain unlikely western Lakeland hills. Progressively eastward, pockets of light drizzle increasingly likely, and here and there a little more definite rain.

Cloud on the hills?

Very extensive; lowest base east

Extensive or blanket very low cloud from lower slopes upward Pennines. The base will lift northwestwards across Cumbria with most cloud above 700 to perhaps 900m north Lakes to the west of about Dunmail Raise (Keswick to Grassmere road).

Chance of cloud free summits?

Almost nil east to 30% west

Sunshine and air clarity?

Glimpses of sunshine, mainly northwestern areas. Hazy or murky from valleys up, fog widely across the hills.

How Cold? (at 750m)

5C; tending to rise slowly through the day.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 29th November 2014

This weekend; areas of low or very low cloud, but south from about the Scottish Borders, the mountains may well be above fog and murk. Blustery Scottish Highlands. Temporarily colder with snow showers, mainly W Scotland early next week, after a rain bearing front moves southeast across the country. But for most of the week, rain rare England and Wales, light winds and hills often cloud free. In Scotland, increasingly windy northwards and although frequently dry, rain from time to time, mainly NW Highlands. The expectation over the next 10 days of significant cold weather and snowfall is very low.

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