Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Wednesday 7th October 2015
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 6th October 2015 at 4:21pm

Tomorrow | Thursday | Friday

How windy? (On the summits)

Northwesterly, brief lulls at first, but soon often 30 to 35mph, risk sudden low level gusts around 40mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Local sudden buffeting where exposed, and through some passes; increasing wind chill factor.

How Wet?

Rain on and off morning, clearing

Intermittent rain and drizzle for several hours, risk some heavy bursts, but tending to break up and clear from the west, becoming dry afternoon and evening.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive at first, but likely all clearing by afternoon

Widespread cloud to low levels whilst rain persists, but increasingly cloud will break up from the west, and most summits should clear in afternoon.

Chance of cloud free summits?

10% morning; 70% afternoon.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Extensively cloudy, and foggy many hills for a few hours, but sunshine should gradually break through from west, and visibility becoming very good or excellent.

How Cold? (at 750m)

9C soon falling from west to 6C.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 8th October 2015

Pressure builds across England and Wales on Thursday & Friday - the high then becoming centred toward the north & east into early next week, giving mainly fair conditions for several days ahead, but some areas of low cloud and drizzle. Complications still surround ex-Hurricane Joaquin this weekend, but the main impact from this system is likely to be an increased south-easterly wind, risk up to gale force on the mountains. Next week may become increasingly cold.

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