Lake District Forecast
Includes the whole of Cumbria, and also the western Pennines North from Ingleborough.
Forecast last updated on Friday 1st August 2014 at 7:14am
Summary for all mountain areas
Locally blustery across Wales, but particularly in Scotland little wind on the mountains. Generally showery, with most showers in the afternoon. Low cloud will persist on many mountains, particularly those near the Irish Sea.
Headline for Lake District
Rain for several hours; easing afternoon. Little wind.
How windy? (On the summits)
South or southwesterly, 10mph.
Effect of wind on you?
Rain setting in for several hours
Rain developing from southwest mid-morning, persisting for several hours before easing to a few showers into the afternoon.
Cloud on the hills?
Extensive, lowest base west and south
Extensive cloud on the fells most or all day; widely below 500m west and south. As rain clears through afternoon, so base will tend to lift toward 600 to 800m, highest north Lakes.
Chance of cloud free summits?
Less than 10%, but 30% north Lakes
Sunshine and air clarity?
Little if any sun. Visibility deteriorating in rain and widely foggy southern and western fells.
How Cold? (at 750m)
Above the summits.
All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 2nd August 2014
Confidence is presently very low over the weekend as a thundery low moves northwards across Britain. The low may remain shallow with fairly light winds and the rain patchy (although some heavy bursts), but moderate risk of the rain widely heavy and very extensive and gales or near upland gales developing by Sunday. The rain easing across Britain from the south on Sunday. Next week, winds generally off the Atlantic bringing rain from time to time and also low cloud, with western mountains most prone.