Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Tuesday 7th July 2015
Forecast last updated on Monday 6th July 2015 at 4:29pm

Summary for all mountain areas

An unsettled day; often breezy, strongest winds southern regions, but locally light winds in the Scottish Highlands. Areas of persistent rain, and locally slow moving thundery showers.

Headline for Lake District

Breezy. Rain at times; risk thundery showers.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly, 20 to 25mph, but particularly afternoon and evening, locally up to 30mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Will impede ease of walking across the fells.

How Wet?

Rain or showers; isolated lightning.

Areas of rain, or occasional thundery showers will move from the southwest, perhaps merging into constant rain for an hour or more, but locally it may well remain dry for several hours. Isolated risk lightning.

Cloud on the hills?

Often extensive

Tops mostly covered with patches to as low as 300m on southwestern slopes in more persistent rain. Clearing at times mainly northeastern Lakes.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Only short bursts of sunshine mainly northeastern Lakes. Often foggy across the fells, but very good or in east excellent visibility when dry.

How Cold? (at 750m)

9 or 10C

Freezing Level

Above summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 8th July 2015

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.

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