Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Friday 21st November 2014

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Forecast last updated on Thursday 20th November 2014 at 12:41pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Very hazy and increasingly windy with upland near gales or on some higher areas gales developing. Rain will develop from southwest across hills near the Irish Sea. Areas of low cloud, mainly over more eastern mountains, but also widely where rain develops.

Headline for Lake District

Increasingly windy; very hazy but many summits cloud free.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southeasterly 25 to 30mph post dawn; strengthening to reach 35-40mph by early afternoon.

Effect of wind on you?

Will impede ease of walking on higher areas, and later walking will become increasingly difficult.

How Wet?

Rain toward dusk

Risk isolated pockets of fine drizzle Pennines morning. Rain will toward dusk begin to envelop region from southwest ahead of a wet night.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive south and east

Areas of cloud, mainly Pennines above 600m, locally 450m. However, many summits either cloud free or cloud intermittently on highest tops. Well into afternoon, the cloud may begin to shroud the summits more widely.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Sunshine and air clarity?

A little sunshine, mainly northern and western fells, will give way as cloud thickens. Fog some valleys and higher areas and very hazy.

How Cold? (at 750m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 22nd November 2014

A complicated weather picture over the coming week. Broadly freezing levels mostly above higher summits; rain from time to time, but fine with light winds across England and Wales on Sunday and Britain-wide Monday. Confidence low, but some indication of a drop in freezing level and further precipitation, probably of snow higher Scottish areas later next week.

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