Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Sunday 19th April 2015
Forecast last updated on Saturday 18th April 2015 at 3:29pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Low cloud and a few bursts of rain and drizzle will spread west from the North Sea during the day, but in Scotland very little cloud will reach the W & NW Highlands. Elsewhere, a rise in cloud base westwards. Most summits colder than on Saturday, except W Scottish Highlands.

Headline for Lake District

Deteriorating from east: Low cloud, a little drizzly rain.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northeasterly 20 to locally 25mph near some ridges and summits. By late afternoon 30mph locally, and 35mph evening.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small, but will increasingly impede ease of walking on higher areas.

How Wet?

Pockets rain spreading west

By midday, a little drizzly rain Pennines. This spreading slowly west through day, but little if any will reach central and western fells.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive east; slowly spreading west

Low cloud coming in off North Sea will shroud Cumbrian Pennines above 450m. By about midday will form higher eastern Lakeland hills and then lower toward 600m. Later cloud, mostly above 750m will reach western fells.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Dropping to 10% east and later 30% west

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine, mainly western fells will tend to give way afternoon. Excellent visibility, before from east increasingly hazy and foggy on higher areas.

How Cold? (at 750m)

2C Pennines, to 4C western fells in afternoon.

Freezing Level

Above the summits but risk ground frost some valleys at dawn

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Monday 20th April 2015

Very little precipitation for a week as high pressure continues to dominate the weather. Cloud will come and go - most of it confined to or above highest summits, but also sunshine, most sun as the week goes on from S Scotland southwards. Most persistent low cloud will be across the NW Highlands. There is still uncertainty regarding the extent to which the weather will break, and the temperature levels next weekend.

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Mountaineering Council of Scotland sportscotland Association of Mountaineering Instructions