Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Saturday 30th August 2014

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Forecast last updated on Friday 29th August 2014 at 3:26pm

Summary for all mountain areas

The remnants of fronts wrapped around a low centre will result in areas of low cloud and showery rain on many western mountains, although S Scotland and Cumbria may well fare better, being between the fronts. Windy, on some higher summits approaching or reaching gale force.

Headline for Lake District

Windy; occasional showers. Cloud shrouding higher areas.

How windy? (On the summits)

Westerly 30 to 35mph

Effect of wind on you?

Widespread buffeting will occur on higher slopes.

How Wet?

A few showers

A few showers, and perhaps occasionally an hour of rain and drizzle western and central fells.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive west

Western hills covered in cloud most or all day above 650m, occasionally 450m. The base will lift eastwards, with cloud rare below 550m and often above 750 easternmost Lakeland and Pennine fells by late morning.

Chance of cloud free summits?

10% west to 60% east

Sunshine and air clarity?

Glimpses of sun west; more frequent bursts of sunshine, eastern fells. Widely foggy on western. Visibility often good lower slopes.

How Cold? (at 750m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 31st August 2014

Fine with cloud lifting off many summits on Sunday, whilst a weak front will bring extensive low cloud to mountains near the Irish Sea on Monday - although it will clear, perhaps quickly the Southern Uplands. Most or all next week will then be fine and very warm, although possibly cooler and cloudy over N Scotland. There is though a small risk of strengthening southerly wind on Thursday, followed overnight and perhaps into Friday by rain.

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