Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Thursday 3rd September 2015
Forecast last updated on Thursday 3rd September 2015 at 8:12am

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Summary for all mountain areas

Strong northerly winds, reaching gale force on higher areas in north-east Scotland, will give considerable wind chill factor for the time of year. Light showers, mainly N & E facing mountains, including eastern Yorks Dales. Cloud confined to higher northern tops. Mostly very little sunshine.

Headline for Lake District

Strong cold wind; rare light showers, tops mostly all clear.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northerly, 25mph, but 30mph perhaps 35mph higher Pennines.

Effect of wind on you?

Will impede comfortable walking some higher areas, particularly Pennines. Notable wind chill for early September.

How Wet?

Brief showers, mostly Pennines

Substantially dry Lakeland fells. Isolated passing showers, greatest risk on Pennines, locally persistent over a few hours toward the east.

Cloud on the hills?

Little if any

Fragments higher fells for a few hours after dawn only. Small risk occasional pockets of cloud on the eastern Pennines around showers.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Glimpses of sun only - perhaps sunnier westernmost fells afternoon. Superb visibility.

How Cold? (at 750m)

5C, rising to 8C; but will locally feel sub-zero where directly exposed to the wind.

Freezing Level

Above the summits. Local ground frost some sheltered valleys until after dawn.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 4th September 2015

Almost completely dry well into the new week as high pressure, centred just west of Britain, edges closer and covers much of UK by early next week. Often cool and rather cloudy. Cold for early September, temperatures on highest tops Scottish Highlands remaining close to freezing point Friday & Saturday, although rising a little by Sunday. Ground frost possible overnight and post-dawn in sheltered areas, mainly valleys. Slowly becoming warmer during next week, as winds transition round to the west or south-west with time. Rain may encroach onto western Scotland later in the week.

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