Lake District Forecast
Includes the whole of Cumbria, and also the western Pennines North from Ingleborough.
Forecast last updated on Thursday 31st July 2014 at 1:47pm
Summary for all mountain areas
Locally blustery across Wales, but particularly in Scotland little wind on the mountains. Generally showery, with most showers in the afternoon. Low cloud will persist on many mountains, particularly those near the Irish Sea.
Headline for Lake District
Areas of heavy showers developing. Little wind.
How windy? (On the summits)
South or southwesterly, 10mph.
Effect of wind on you?
Showers; becoming heavy
Showers developing; turning heavy in places by afternoon.
Cloud on the hills?
Extensive west and south
Extensive cloud on the fells after dawn. Gradually base will lift, particularly north Lakes where there may be breaks to higher summits. But elsewhere, cloud extensively above 600m, and lower still hills near the coast.
Chance of cloud free summits?
Less than 10%, but 50% north Lakes
Sunshine and air clarity?
Occasional bursts of sun, mainly morning north Lakes. Visibility good, but deteriorating in rain and widely foggy southern and western fells.
How Cold? (at 750m)
Above the summits.
All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 2nd August 2014
Confidence is presently very low over the weekend as a thundery low moves northwards across Britain. The low may remain shallow with fairly light winds and the rain patchy (although some heavy bursts), but moderate risk of the rain widely heavy and very extensive and gales or near upland gales developing by Sunday. The rain easing across Britain from the south on Sunday. Next week, winds generally off the Atlantic bringing rain from time to time and also low cloud, with western mountains most prone.