Lake District Forecast
Includes the whole of Cumbria, and also the western Pennines North from Ingleborough.
Forecast last updated on Friday 31st October 2014 at 12:41pm
Summary for all mountain areas
Windy; upland gales Highland Scotland. Generally, a temporary improvement between rain and more widespread upland gales both Friday and Saturday nights. Nevertheless, still a few showers, and deteriorating quickly by dusk many western mountains.
Headline for Lake District
Windy; risk gales dusk. Risk showers.
How windy? (On the summits)
Southerly; speeds in the range 25 to 35mph, overall a slight lull middle of the day. Quickly strengthening toward 55mph toward dusk.
Effect of wind on you?
Likely to impede ease of walking across the fells; but toward or at dusk, walking will become very difficult.
Most of daylight dry
Dry most of daylight, although threat of one or two showers. Rain spreading in about dusk.
Cloud on the hills?
Mostly confined to higher tops
By late morning cloud rare below 750m, except perhaps southern and southwestern fells where extensive above 650m. Cloud will lower further across region later in the afternoon.
Chance of cloud free summits?
20% southwest to 70% northeast
Sunshine and air clarity?
Sunshine intermittently for a few hours, most widely northern fells. Persistent haze.
How Cold? (at 750m)
Above the summits
All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 2nd November 2014
Early next week will see a drop in temperature on the mountains. with highest Scottish summits frequently below freezing point. Generally showery, but also areas of constant rain - or sleet highest summits England and Wales, and snow Scottish Munros. By Tuesday, some areas dry, and on Wednesday and perhaps Thursday, extensively dry. On Wednesday little wind and overnight cold enough for valley frost. Probably milder, windy with constant rain, then showers (mainly west) later Thursday and Friday.