Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Monday 25th May 2015
Forecast last updated on Sunday 24th May 2015 at 4:27pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Broadly dry most mountains, although occasional drizzly showers may come and go in north-west Scotland. Low cloud likely to plague many western hills, but mostly confined to higher areas inland and toward east. Wind speeds fairly light. Limited sunshine overall.

Headline for Lake District

Rare if any drizzle. Low cloud many western fells, clearer east.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northwesterly 20 to occasionally 25mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small

How Wet?

Rain unlikely

Substantially or completely dry. Rare if any pockets of drizzle, most likely morning.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive west; breaks east

Often shrouding coastal fells above about 600m, locally from lower slopes up during morning, then lifting slightly. Toward eastern fells and Pennines, cloud only rarely below 800m.

Chance of cloud free summits?

30% west; 70% east Lakes & Pennines.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional sun, but often overcast. Excellent visibility below cloud, but risk foggy most western fells.

How Cold? (at 750m)

3C rising toward 5 to 7C, highest well inland.

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 26th May 2015

During the first half of the week, low cloud will persistently shroud many western mountains, accompanied by an occasionally brisk west or northwesterly breeze, as a series of weak fronts drift around an area of high pressure lying southwest of Britain. Very little precipitation overall, but drizzly rain (occasionally snow higher Scottish summits) will come and go in the West Highlands. Locally still notable snow cover higher Scottish mountains, will thin only slowly. Later in the week, still chilly and generally wetter as area of low pressure moves gradually toward northern Scotland.

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