Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Friday 1st August 2014

Today | Saturday | Sunday

Forecast last updated on Thursday 31st July 2014 at 1:47pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Locally blustery across Wales, but particularly in Scotland little wind on the mountains. Generally showery, with most showers in the afternoon. Low cloud will persist on many mountains, particularly those near the Irish Sea.

Headline for Lake District

Areas of heavy showers developing. Little wind.

How windy? (On the summits)

South or southwesterly, 10mph.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

Showers; becoming heavy

Showers developing; turning heavy in places by afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive west and south

Extensive cloud on the fells after dawn. Gradually base will lift, particularly north Lakes where there may be breaks to higher summits. But elsewhere, cloud extensively above 600m, and lower still hills near the coast.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Less than 10%, but 50% north Lakes

Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional bursts of sun, mainly morning north Lakes. Visibility good, but deteriorating in rain and widely foggy southern and western fells.

How Cold? (at 750m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 2nd August 2014

Confidence is presently very low over the weekend as a thundery low moves northwards across Britain. The low may remain shallow with fairly light winds and the rain patchy (although some heavy bursts), but moderate risk of the rain widely heavy and very extensive and gales or near upland gales developing by Sunday. The rain easing across Britain from the south on Sunday. Next week, winds generally off the Atlantic bringing rain from time to time and also low cloud, with western mountains most prone.

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Mountaineering Council of Scotland sportscotland Association of Mountaineering Instructions