Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Wednesday 1st July 2015
Forecast last updated on Wednesday 1st July 2015 at 1:49pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Windy most mountains, reaching gale force, with sudden strong gusts to low levels; also very warm indeed, beware of dehydration. Thunderstorms breaking out across England and Wales will advance into Scotland later in the day, giving locally torrential rain well into the night.

Headline for Lake District

Gale force winds on the hills. Thunderstorms developing.

How windy? (On the summits)

South to southeasterly, often 40mph from lower slopes up, occasionally 45mph, sudden gusts over 50mph near major ridges and summits.

Effect of wind on you?

Considerable buffeting and locally difficult walking conditions; very strong gusts to low levels.

How Wet?

Thunderstorms increasingly

Mainly dry early morning. Thunderstorms will increasingly spread from the south by afternoon and continue well into the evening. Locally there will be some prolonged torrential bursts, giving a risk of localised flooding.

Cloud on the hills?

Patchy low cloud

Many summits often clear, but patches of cloud may form locally to lower slopes during or after rain.

Chance of cloud free summits?

70%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Rare sun through high cloud. Very hazy, and murky during rain.

How Cold? (at 750m)

18 to 22C; feeling very warm and humid.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 2nd July 2015

Thursday and Friday will see mostly dry conditions, although here and there the risk of a burst of rain. Still warm, but not as hot and humid. However, by late Friday, most likely overnight into Saturday, there is expected to be thundery rain spreading northwards to all mountain areas, which may persist into Saturday daytime in Scotland. Into early next week, mixed conditions are likely to continue. It will be fairly warm, particularly in England and Wales. Low pressure and fronts moving in on a southwesterly flow will produce periods of rain across Scotland in particular.

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Mountaineering Council of Scotland sportscotland Association of Mountaineering Instructions