Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Wednesday 2nd September 2015
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 1st September 2015 at 3:51pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Cool, quite strong, northerly winds will bring higher wind chill levels than normal for early September. Still the risk of some showers from often rather cloudy skies, but these will be fewer and lighter than on recent days, though risk that these may still be a bit more widespread England and Wales. Excellent visibilities away from any showers.

Headline for Lake District

Cool northerly winds; risk of some showery rain.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northerly 25 to 30mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small, but may impede ease of walking on some higher areas.

How Wet?

Risk showery rain.

Some bursts of mostly fairly light showery rain particularly south of area.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly or all clearing

Cloud will clear most or perhaps all summits by early afternoon. But western fells and where showers persist may not clear above about 750m.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Rare pockets of sun only. Excellent or superb visibility away from showers - after extensive fog on higher areas.

How Cold? (at 750m)

4 rising to 6 or 7C, highest Pennines

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 3rd September 2015

Almost completely dry over the next week or more as high pressure, centred just west of Britain, edges closer and perhaps covers much of UK by early next week. Often cool and rather cloudy. On Thursday and at times through until the weekend, temperatures on highest tops Scottish Highlands close to freezing point. Ground frost possible sheltered areas, mainly valleys at night. Hint of warmer weather next week.

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