Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Wednesday 27th May 2015
Forecast last updated on Wednesday 27th May 2015 at 3:06pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Continuing chilly for late May. Generally deteriorating from the west as drizzly showers merge into almost constant rain for some areas, and cloud, covering many higher areas most or all day, lowers further. Windy northern Scotland and in the evening near the Irish Sea.

Headline for Lake District

Deteriorating: Increasingly windy; lowering cloud, becoming wet.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly, 20 to 25mph, strengthening to 30mph by late afternoon, and perhaps 40mph higher tops evening.

Effect of wind on you?

Will in afternoon and evening increasingly make walking difficult on higher areas. Wind chill becoming significant.

How Wet?

Rain increasingly developing later in day

Substantially dry until afternoon, although a few drizzly showers western and southern fells. Gradually the rain becoming more persistent, although very little northeastern lakeland fells.

Cloud on the hills?

Very widespread

Widespread cloud; bases 500 to 650m although may lift to 800m for a few hours, most widely northeastern fells. As rain develops in afternoon, so cloud base will slowly drop, gradually forming on lower slopes near the coast.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20% dropping to less than 10%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Glimpses of sun, mostly northeastern fells in morning. Slight haze; fog often on higher tops; extensive later in day.

How Cold? (at 750m)

3C, rising to 4 or 5C eastern fells.

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 28th May 2015

Frequently cold over the next week, with precipitation at some stage on most mountain areas more or less daily. Often this will be as heavy showers, with hail and mainly on the Scottish Highlands, snow on higher areas. There will also be thunder. As the cold weather continues, mainly on the Scottish Highlands, there remains considerable snow cover, this blocking access to some routes. There are strong indications of a reversal in weather pattern around the middle of next week, with pressure building in the vicinity of Britain, to bring fine, and later in the week warm weather.

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