Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Saturday 30th May 2015
Forecast last updated on Friday 29th May 2015 at 3:16pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Improving as a transient ridge of high pressure comes in from the west. Winds (strongest Scottish Highlands) will progressively drop to fall light. Clusters of showers and low cloud marking the remnants of a front will slowly break up northern Scotland; otherwise just a few showers.

Headline for Lake District

Wind easing; a few showers. Cold but exceptionally clear air.

How windy? (On the summits)

Westerly; post dawn 25-30mph. Will drop to 20mph middle of day and 10-15mph late afternoon/evening.

Effect of wind on you?

Becoming negligible.

How Wet?

Isolated 'passing' showers

Rare, if any, brief light showers; sleet highest tops.

Cloud on the hills?

Most summits cloud free

Cloud intermittently above 700m near showers, but most cloud above the summits, particularly from midday.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Bright sun developing coastal hills and slowly spreading inland across Lakeland fells afternoon and Pennines evening. Visibility becoming superb from the west.

How Cold? (at 750m)

2C; rising slowly to 4 to 6C by early evening.

Freezing Level

Above the summits. Ground frost in a many valleys until after dawn.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 31st May 2015

Very cold until about next Wednesday, with precipitation at some stage daily on most mountain areas - falling as a mix of heavy showers and periods of constant precipitation. 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 change in weather pattern around the middle of or later next week, with pressure building in the vicinity of Britain, to bring increasingly fine, and later in the week warm weather - northwest Scotland slowest will be coldest.

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