Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Friday 31st October 2014

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Forecast last updated on Friday 31st October 2014 at 7:20am

Summary for all mountain areas

Gales or near gales across the mountains; sudden gusts to lower slopes. Extensive very low cloud and patches of drizzle will break from the south across Wales and N England, and will be confined to higher slopes more northern Highlands.

Headline for Lake District

Strengthening upland gales. Very low cloud morning.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southerly around 40mph, gusts locally 55mph. Will tend to strengthen through the day to 50 gusts locally 70mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Considerable buffeting developing where exposed on higher areas; and in places sudden gusts on lower slopes.

How Wet?

Little if any rain

Drizzly rain here and there, most likely only southern fells in morning.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive south and west; very low, but base lifting

Cloud shrouding hills dawn. Most cloud above 400m south and 650m north, but lower southwestern fells. The base will continue to rise, and into afternoon, there may be breaks to higher, particularly northern summits.

Chance of cloud free summits?

10% later 30%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchy sunshine coming through in afternoon, mainly north. Persistent haze; and widely foggy across particularly southern mountains.

How Cold? (at 750m)

11 to 13C, highest east

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 1st November 2014

Windy on Saturday with a band of rain spreading east in the afternoon. Early next week will see a progressive drop in temperature on the summits; still showers and for some, several hours of constant rain. By Tuesday, some areas dry, and on Wednesday and perhaps Thursday, extensively dry with the wind having dropping. Cold enough for valley frost, and higher Scottish summits sub-freezing. Probably milder as further constant rain followed by showers (mainly west) follows in off the Atlantic later in the week.

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