Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Forecast last updated on Tuesday 23rd September 2014 at 7:30am

Summary for all mountain areas

A weak front will bring low cloud and a little rain slowly southwards to areas near the Irish Sea. Dry weather will follow, although the NW and later W highlands will deteriorate in the afternoon as the wind strengthens, and further low cloud and rain comes in.

Headline for Lake District

Dull; drizzly rain and low cloud.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly, 25mph to locally 30mph; easing toward 15mph from north late in day.

Effect of wind on you?

Mostly fairly small, although ease of walking may be locally impeded on higher areas.

How Wet?

Patches of rain and drizzle

Rain and drizzle will extend southeast during morning. Very little will fall north Lakes to the east of about Borrowdale, whilst although often light, most persistent western and southern fells. The rain may well more or less fizzle out through afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive; very low

A band of persistent low cloud will track slowly south across Cumbria, shrouding the region most of the day. Cloud base typically 300 to 600m, lowest west and south.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Less than 10%, but 30% northeast

Sunshine and air clarity?

Rare glimpses of sunshine northeastern fells. Visibility often poor and widely foggy across the hills.

How Cold? (at 750m)

9 or 10C, highest northeast

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 24th September 2014

A change to westerly winds across all mountain areas will bring a series of fronts, bringing bands of low cloud and rain, in from the west, particularly mid-week. Nevertheless, away from the W & NW Highlands of Scotland, total rainfall will be small. Blustery, with upland gales on Thursday and Friday across Highland Scotland. Next weekend and early next week is likely to become substantially dry again, particularly England and Wales. Many mountain areas are now, and will remain very dry underfoot.

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