Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Wednesday 27th July 2016
Forecast last updated on Wednesday 27th July 2016 at 7:21am

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Summary for all mountain areas

Substantially dry on many mountains, with cloud gradually lifting off the summits. However, drizzly conditions and very low cloud will only slowly clear in south Wales. Windy, wet weather with persistent very low cloud will also affect the NW Highlands and much of Lochaber.

Headline for Lake District

Extensively fine; cloud clearing most or all summits.

How windy? (On the summits)

Westerly, 15mph.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

Rain rare if any

Risk of a few drizzly showers morning.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly or all clearing

Cloud likely to shroud higher areas, particularly west most or all morning. But the base will lift, progressively clearing the summits at least intermittently by midday.

Chance of cloud free summits?

70% by midday

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of sunshine developing. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 750m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 28th July 2016

Little change in the general weather pattern: westerly winds will continue to bring extensive cloud and intermittent rain to particularly western mountains. However, from Friday until Monday the wind will be more northwesterly, bringing showers, but overall on many western mountains, relatively low rainfall in total. Cloud base will often be much higher than recently, particularly around the Irish Sea.

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