Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Wednesday 20th August 2014

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Forecast last updated on Wednesday 20th August 2014 at 7:13am

Summary for all mountain areas

Remaining particularly cold for August. Showers, mostly toward northern and western coastal areas will tend to migrate inland during the day, although NW Scotland will be increasingly wet toward evening. Less windy overall.

Headline for Lake District

Isolated showers; very clear air.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northwesterly, 15mph.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

A few showers developing

One or two brief showers afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Very little

Cloud almost all above the hills all day.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Almost certain by mid-morning

Sunshine and air clarity?

Bright sunshine, particularly morning. Visibility excellent or superb.

How Cold? (at 750m)

6 rising to 8C; remaining distinctly cold for August.

Freezing Level

Above the summits, but slight frost in some valleys and corries until after dawn.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 21st August 2014

Remaining cold on the mountains - and also at night in many valleys with ground frost some nights - until Sunday. The air very clear and many summits free of cloud during the day; although there will continue to be showers - these dying out through the weekend. Rain and areas of low cloud will come in early next week as an Atlantic low approaches and then crosses Britain.

In association with
Mountaineering Council of Scotland sportscotland Association of Mountaineering Instructions