Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Saturday 27th May 2017
Forecast last updated on Friday 26th May 2017 at 4:27pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

An active frontal zone will spread north-eastwards through the day, triggering thunderstorms - torrential rain, hail and frequent lightning, plus sudden gusty winds. The Scottish Highlands will generally deteriorate by afternoon onward. Meanwhile, Wales will generally improve.

Headline for Lake District

Thunderstorms soon spreading from south.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southeasterly 15 to 25mph early morning, strengthening by middle of day and afternoon, 30-35mph, risk locally 40mph; later veering south-westerly, easing a little before dusk.

Effect of wind on you?

Frequent buffeting developing on hills, risk of sudden powerful gusts developing to low levels, particularly around thunderstorms.

How Wet?

Thunderstorms soon developing

Isolated thunderstorms breaking out from early in day, but the greatest threat of torrential downpours is by the middle of the day, continuing into the afternoon - these may be rather hit and miss, but risk local flooding, hail and frequent lightning. Tending to clear into evening.

Cloud on the hills?

Forming widely in rain

Many mountains may start free of low cloud, but as rain sets in, will form increasingly on the hills, in places from forest canopies up.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Mostly cloudy - high cloud soon thickening after dawn. Sun may break through late in day. Visibility often very good, but deteriorating in rain.

How Cold? (at 750m)

Very warm at 16C or above, but later dropping to 10C from west.

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 28th May 2017

Following Saturday's thundery breakdown, most areas will be dry into Sunday, and cooler than previous days. On Monday, there is a risk of further thundery rain extending from the south, although detail is uncertain. For the rest of the week, high pressure will be to the south & south-east, allowing some dry and bright days, but fronts will try and encroach from the Atlantic, bringing occasional rain to mainly western Scotland. A generally more unsettled pattern is likely to develop as the week progresses, with rain becoming more frequent, and winds strengthening at times.

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