Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Monday 6th July 2015
Forecast last updated on Sunday 5th July 2015 at 4:05pm

Today | Tuesday | Wednesday

Summary for all mountain areas

A good deal of dry weather apart from just isolated showers from mid-morning across most ranges. However, by then persistent rain will be reaching Wales and this will extend slowly northwards, accompanied by strengthening southeasterly winds, to reach the Southern Highlands early evening.

Headline for Lake District

Bright early but rain likely to move from southwest late morning.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwest around 20mph backing southerly and increasing 35mph possibly by late afternoon over Lakes 45mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Increasing amounts of buffeting at higher levels and perhaps even down to lower levels later in the day.

How Wet?

Rain from late morning.

Periods of rain, some of it heavy and persistent will spread from the southwest during the late morning and early afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Variable amounts

Early morning patches of cloud down to 400m soon lifting and mostly clearing all but a few highest summits. Cloud expected to lower quickly from west in rain.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Some weak sunshine, particularly around Penrith with excellent visibility for a while before rain arrives. Hill fog extensive and poor visibility generally in rain.

How Cold? (at 750m)

11 rising to 14C - highest east.

Freezing Level

Above summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 7th July 2015

Widespread showers on Tuesday though with a little sunshine in between. A band of showery rain will move southwards across all ranges on Wednesday followed by a cold northerly airflow. By Thursday showers will be confined to the north and east of Scotland by which time they will have turned to snow over highest tops where night temperatures may dip just below freezing. However, warmer air pushing north on Friday will bring wet weather to much of the Highlands with unsettled conditions extending southwards over the weekend.

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