Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Wednesday 29th July 2015
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 28th July 2015 at 3:34pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Cold, especially Scottish Highlands where highest summits only just above freezing point - resulting in precipitation falling as hail and snow. Showers widely across all mountain areas, although improving most western mountains afternoon. Winds fairly light.

Headline for Lake District

Light wind; showers. Cold.

How windy? (On the summits)

North or northwesterly 15 to locally 20mph.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

Showers - some heavy

Showers or possibly in morning one or two patches of rain lasting about an hour. By afternoon, showers, some heavy, mainly eastern and northern fells - with areas toward the coast becoming dry.

Cloud on the hills?

Becoming confined to higher tops

Cloud will widely shroud higher fells at first. The base will rise through the morning, although possibly only slowly western and northern fells. Nevertheless, in afternoon, cloud often confined above 800m, although lower near showers.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20% rising to 60% from midday

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine occasionally, although western fells may be increasingly sunny afternoon. Excellent visibility developing.

How Cold? (at 750m)

6 rising to 9C

Freezing Level

Above summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 30th July 2015

Low temperatures on most mountains until the weekend; coldest Thursday on the Scottish Highlands, when highest tops will be below freezing point, giving snow in showers. Broadly showery on Thursday, nearly all the showers along the spine of Britain. By Friday dry England and Wales, but rain from time to time Scotland, turning increasingly wet western hills. On Saturday, a weakening front will take rain away from hills in England and Wales before fine on Sunday. Scotland showers, mainly Saturday.

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