Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Saturday 23rd August 2014

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Forecast last updated on Friday 22nd August 2014 at 4:23pm

Summary for all mountain areas

A cool north-westerly breeze continues, still feeling chilly for August. Scattered showers, in the morning mostly northern Scotland, and also Wales. By afternoon, risk of a cluster of perhaps thundery showers Borders & Pennines.

Headline for Lake District

Showers; mostly Pennines afternoon. Cool breeze.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northwesterly, typically 10 to 15mph, increasing late in the afternoon toward 20mph, strongest western fells.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

A few showers

A few scattered showers during the morning, may develop into a cluster of showers by afternoon, most widespread toward the Pennines, isolated thunder.

Cloud on the hills?

Very little

Cloud will shroud some higher tops at times in morning and near showers, but overall summits extensively free of cloud.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Rising to 90% by mid-morning.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Bright sunshine - most widely well inland in morning. Excellent or superb visibility.

How Cold? (at 750m)

6C rising to 9C. Remaining particularly cold for August.

Freezing Level

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

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 24th August 2014

Until Sunday night, cold on the mountains - and also at night in many valleys with ground frost some nights. Scotland: remaining substantially dry for several days ahead, the air very clear and many summits free of cloud. Atlantic fronts threaten by about Wednesday, bringing increasing wind, cloud and rain to particularly western mountains. England and Wales: fine on Sunday until rain edges into Wales late on. Then rain and areas of low cloud on Monday as an Atlantic low crosses southern Britain, improving on Tuesday.

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