Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Wednesday 26th October 2016
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 25th October 2016 at 3:53pm

Tomorrow | Thursday | Friday

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwest veering slightly westerly; 25 to 35, occasionally 40mph afternoon.

Effect of wind on you?

Will impede walking on the hills; buffeting at times where exposed on higher ridges and summits.

How Wet?

Patchy rain, mostly south-west

Occasional rain, most frequent west & southern fells, although amounts small, and there may be very little if any NE Lakes & Pennines north from Tebay.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive, lowest south-west

Widely shrouding the fells, to low levels west & south Lakes, also Pennines east of Kendal. Highest cloud base east from Helvellyn, possible breaks to 800m.

Chance of cloud free summits?

10% S & W; 30% NE Lakes & N Pennines.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Rare glimpses of sun, mostly toward Penrith. Foggy most hills, to low levels west. Visibility good below cloud, occasionally reduced by rain.

How Cold? (at 750m)

7C; but where exposed to strongest wind, may feel like minus 5 Celsius.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 27th October 2016

A west or southwesterly pattern will continue for the rest of this week. Widespread upland gales on Thursday, or severe gales Scottish Highlands, easing on Friday, but will be blustery over the weekend in Scotland. Low cloud often covering western mountains, plus rain from time to time, mainly focused on the West Highlands. Many areas generally mild, although cold air briefly returns to Scotland on Friday. Over the weekend, very mild or even warm air spreads to all areas as the flow turns southerly. A drop in temperature is likely early next week.

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