Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Friday 30th September 2016
Forecast last updated on Friday 30th September 2016 at 1:24pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Very much less windy, particularly afternoon. Widespread showers western hills, although few northernmost Scotland and in afternoon Wales and later N England. On the Scottish Highlands, sleet higher tops. Particularly away from west coast, cloud will clear most summits.

Headline for Lake District

Wind becoming light. Showers, mainly morning.

How windy? (On the summits)

West backing southwesterly, 20 to on higher tops 25mph after dawn. Will decrease progressively to 15mph by late afternoon.

Effect of wind on you?

Small, particularly afternoon.

How Wet?

Showers, mainly morning, small risk lightning.

Showers, including hail and small risk thunder. From dawn through much of morning of the rain very frequent on many fells, although some areas will have relatively little.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive on higher tops; base will lift

Cloud base will vary: dropping to 500 to 700m near showers, but by midday frequently confined above 750 to 900m, generally highest east of about Helvellyn. During afternoon may rise further to clear most summits.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20% rising to 60%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Bursts of sunshine, most widely lower eastern areas. Frequently excellent visibility.

How Cold? (at 750m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 1st October 2016

For most mountains a fine weekend with bright sunshine and very clear air indeed. Almost windless for periods. However, clusters of showers over England and Wales on Saturday will move only slowly, resulting in considerable variation in duration of rain from place to place. Windy Monday and Tuesday. Rain may reach western mountains in Scotland Monday and elsewhere on Tuesday before clearing again. Further rain, mainly western mountains later in the week.

In association with
Mountaineering Council of Scotland sportscotland Association of Mountaineering Instructions