Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Sunday 24th May 2015
Forecast last updated on Saturday 23rd May 2015 at 4:26pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Extensive low cloud and drizzle England & Wales in morning, improving slowly from north. Often dry central and eastern Scottish Highlands, but a few showers (of snow higher tops) will come and go in western Scotland. Wind fairly light, but blustery higher northern tops.

Headline for Lake District

Drizzle at first. Low cloud mostly all clearing during morning.

How windy? (On the summits)

West or northwesterly 20 to on higher tops 25mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small.

How Wet?

Rain soon clearing

Patches of rain for an hour or two post dawn; should clear south-eastwards by mid-morning.

Cloud on the hills?

Becoming confined to higher tops

For several hours after dawn, widespread cloud shrouding many fells from lower slopes up. Gradually improving, cloud base lifting by mid-morning, but may come and go on higher, particularly western tops throughout the day.

Chance of cloud free summits?

10% early morning; 60% by midday.

Sunshine and air clarity?

A little sunshine developing slowly. Visibility will become excellent, but many fells may start foggy.

How Cold? (at 750m)

Starting as high as 6 or 7C, but soon dropping from north to 4C.

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Monday 25th May 2015

During the first half of next week, low cloud will persistently shroud many western mountains, accompanied by an occasionally brisk west or northwesterly breeze, as a series of weak fronts drift around an area of high pressure lying southwest of Britain. Very little precipitation overall, but drizzly rain (occasionally snow higher Scottish summits) will come and go in the West Highlands. Locally still notable snow cover higher Scottish mountains, will thin only slowly. Later in the week, still chilly and generally wetter as area of low pressure moves gradually toward northern Scotland.

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