Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Saturday 20th September 2014

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Forecast last updated on Saturday 20th September 2014 at 7:47am

Summary for all mountain areas

Substantially dry for the Scottish Highlands; a few showers far north-west. Small amounts of showery rain from the Southern Uplands southwards. Low cloud shrouds many hills in the morning, but many summits across Scotland clearing. Much clearer air spreading from the north. Winds mostly light.

Headline for Lake District

Small amounts of rain; low cloud gradually lifting, particularly west.

How windy? (On the summits)

North to northeasterly, typically 10mph or less, may increase toward 15mph Pennines in afternoon.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

A little rain

Patches of rain and drizzle here and there.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive, gradually lifting

Cloud extensive on higher areas, especially Pennines, and locally forming from lower slopes upward. Will tend to improve from the north, and by afternoon, most summits clearing, particularly western Lakes.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20% morning; 70% afternoon.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Very little if any sun until well into the afternoon. Hazy, and widely foggy higher areas, particularly morning.

How Cold? (at 750m)

10 to 13C; falling later in the day; lowest Pennines and where in cloud.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 21st September 2014

Much clearer and cooler air will have spread across all mountain areas by Sunday. High pressure then brings a couple of dry and bright days on Sunday and Monday, with much improved visibility and most summits cloud free. A weak front approaches the far north-west late on Monday, then from Tuesday onwards, high pressure sinks southwards, allowing westerly winds to bring fronts in off the Atlantic. By Wednesday and Thursday, periods of rain become more frequent, and the risk of occasional upland gales.

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