Lake District Forecast
Includes the whole of Cumbria, and also the western Pennines North from Ingleborough.
Forecast last updated on Saturday 20th September 2014 at 7:47am
Summary for all mountain areas
Substantially dry for the Scottish Highlands; a few showers far north-west. Small amounts of showery rain from the Southern Uplands southwards. Low cloud shrouds many hills in the morning, but many summits across Scotland clearing. Much clearer air spreading from the north. Winds mostly light.
Headline for Lake District
Small amounts of rain; low cloud gradually lifting, particularly west.
How windy? (On the summits)
North to northeasterly, typically 10mph or less, may increase toward 15mph Pennines in afternoon.
Effect of wind on you?
A little rain
Patches of rain and drizzle here and there.
Cloud on the hills?
Extensive, gradually lifting
Cloud extensive on higher areas, especially Pennines, and locally forming from lower slopes upward. Will tend to improve from the north, and by afternoon, most summits clearing, particularly western Lakes.
Chance of cloud free summits?
20% morning; 70% afternoon.
Sunshine and air clarity?
Very little if any sun until well into the afternoon. Hazy, and widely foggy higher areas, particularly morning.
How Cold? (at 750m)
10 to 13C; falling later in the day; lowest Pennines and where in cloud.
Above the summits.
All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 21st September 2014
Much clearer and cooler air will have spread across all mountain areas by Sunday. High pressure then brings a couple of dry and bright days on Sunday and Monday, with much improved visibility and most summits cloud free. A weak front approaches the far north-west late on Monday, then from Tuesday onwards, high pressure sinks southwards, allowing westerly winds to bring fronts in off the Atlantic. By Wednesday and Thursday, periods of rain become more frequent, and the risk of occasional upland gales.