Lake District Forecast
Includes the whole of Cumbria, and also the western Pennines North from Ingleborough.
Viewing Weather Forecast for Friday 29th July 2016
Forecast last updated on Thursday 28th July 2016 at 2:55pm
Summary for all mountain areas
Extensive low cloud and areas rain from S Scotland southwards at dawn will gradually clear from north, although only improving S Wales late in day. Otherwise, extensively fine with light wind. However, in NW Scotland, blustery, showery, and persistent low cloud.
Headline for Lake District
Light wind. Low cloud clearing by about midday.
How windy? (On the summits)
Northwesterly 15-20mph; although perhaps 30mph for a few hours after dawn.
Effect of wind on you?
Isolated, if any showers
Substantially or completely dry. However, risk drizzly showers post-dawn. Otherwise, showers, if any, isolated.
Cloud on the hills?
Almost blanket fog on the hills will clear
Cloud across the fells after dawn, from lower slopes up. Will progressively lift above the summits during morning.
Chance of cloud free summits?
10% after dawn; greater than 90% afternoon
Sunshine and air clarity?
Patchwork of sunshine developing by midday. Visibility excellent.
How Cold? (at 750m)
Above the summits.
All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 30th July 2016
Westerly or northwesterly winds until Tuesday will bring showers, but particularly on western mountains south of Lochaber, total rainfall small. Cloud base will often be much higher than recently, particularly around the Irish Sea. There will be little day to day difference (note similarity in most forecast texts for the weekend!). Although very likely fine on Tuesday, later in the day, rain and low cloud may well reach Wales and perhaps N England (timing of this uncertain as yet).