Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Friday 4th September 2015
Forecast last updated on Thursday 3rd September 2015 at 4:09pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

A continued northerly breeze will again make it feel cold for early September on the mountains. Many areas dry, but light rain and low cloud will affect north-west Scotland for a few hours. Patchy drizzle will advance slowly south into northern England by evening.

Headline for Lake District

Cold wind; mainly dry & summits clear most of the day.

How windy? (On the summits)

North to northwesterly, typically 20mph, intermittently dropping to 15mph Lakeland fells, but on Pennines for a few hours after dawn, risk 30mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Often fairly small, but may impede ease of walking on some higher Pennine areas, giving locally notable wind chill.

How Wet?

Mainly dry

A little drizzle may develop toward north-western Lakes by early evening.

Cloud on the hills?

A few patches northwestern tops.

Tops often clear, but patches above 700m at first and in any drizzle across northern Lakes late in day.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Glimpses of sunshine particularly south & east of the area. Mostly excellent visibility, but a few fog patches some tops in North Lakes later in the day.

How Cold? (at 750m)

5C rising to 9C; but locally feeling closer to zero where directly exposed to wind.

Freezing Level

Above the summits; local risk a touch of grass frost some sheltered valleys around dawn.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 5th September 2015

High pressure currently located to the west of Britain will push slowly east this weekend to become centred broadly across the country by Sunday and early next week. This will bring several days of fair weather, and very light winds. Daytime temperatures improving slowly. Cloud amounts will vary, but there will be some sunshine. Clear, still nights will result in frost and patchy fog forming in many valleys and glens. Later in the week, the pattern is expected to become south-westerly, bringing an increasing risk of rain and freshening winds for western Scotland.

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