Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Tuesday 13th October 2015
Forecast last updated on Monday 12th October 2015 at 3:05pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Areas of low cloud and perhaps isolated pockets light rain, mainly SE Scotland and N England associated with the remnants of a front will gradually break up. Otherwise, many summits free of cloud; excellent visibility and apart from mid and Swales, the wind light.

Headline for Lake District

Fine; little wind. Low cloud lifting only slowly Borders.

How windy? (On the summits)

East or northeasterly 15 to locally 20mph after dawn. Will ease to 5 to 10mph through daylight. Generally least wind, northern and western Lakeland fells.

Effect of wind on you?

Becoming negligible

How Wet?

Risk drizzle Pennines at first

Substantially or completely dry. But on Pennines there may be pockets of drizzle morning, most likely near Cross Fell (N Pennines).

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly or all clearing

Cloud likely to have returned to higher areas overnight, base 500 to 700m, lowest Pennines. Slowly through morning, the cloud will lift, with little left by early afternoon, except perhaps on Cross Fell.

Chance of cloud free summits?

30% rising to 80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine will slowly come through as cloud breaks. Excellent visibility.

How Cold? (at 750m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits, but ground frost some valleys overnight and post-dawn.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 14th October 2015

High pressure will dominate the weather for a week to ten days, bringing long periods of light wind, well broken cloud and excellent visibility to the hills. Rain will be rare. However, now and again, the remnants of a front will drift around the high bringing over a few hours a little light rain here and there, and more widely cloud will shroud higher areas. Highest Scottish summits intermittently near freezing point and at night many valleys will have a slight frost.

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