Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Sunday 30th August 2015
Forecast last updated on Sunday 30th August 2015 at 4:19pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

A temporary ridge of high pressure will affect most areas bringing fine conditions with light winds to most mountain areas. However, low cloud extensive toward NW Highlands, where rain will be frequent and light rain may well also extend north across Wales and S Pennines.

Headline for Lake District

Light wind; hills free of cloud; rare showers.

How windy? (On the summits)

South or southwesterly 10 to perhaps 15mph at first.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

Risk showers

Substantially dry, although in morning risk of one or two areas of, or possibly lines of showers giving locally frequent rain over an hour or two. In afternoon, showers isolated, if any, and confined well inland (most likely N Pennines).

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly or all clearing

Cloud widespread on higher fells after dawn, in rain above 500m, but particularly north Lakes widely confined above 750m. In afternoon, most cloud above 850m, with many or all higher tops intermittently or completely clearing.

Chance of cloud free summits?

80% by early afternoon

Sunshine and air clarity?

Veil of high level cloud gradually thickening will result in only weak sunshine. Excellent visibility.

How Cold? (at 750m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Monday 31st August 2015

A lengthy showery period with chilly northerly winds through the first half of the week. Away from N Scotland, many summits will often be cloud free and the air will become increasingly clear giving superb views. Winds will also be fairly light. Not warm: some valleys will have slight frost at night. Later next week, rain, if any, will be rare, but particularly valley temperatures will remain low at night as the light wind remains northerly.

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