Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Monday 5th October 2015
Forecast last updated on Monday 5th October 2015 at 8:07am

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Summary for all mountain areas

Upland winds widely severe gale force, gradually easing England & Wales in afternoon. Persistent rain and very low cloud southern Scotland, easing to drizzle England & Wales. Meanwhile, north-west Scotland is often dry, and locally summits clear for many hours.

Headline for Lake District

Severe upland gales gradually easing; rain/drizzle & low cloud.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southeast veering south to southwesterly, around 50mph, gusts locally over 60mph for many hours, easing only slowly from south, perhaps 30-35mph by dusk.

Effect of wind on you?

Very difficult walking conditions across the hills. Significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Frequent rain

Rain and drizzle often falling throughout daylight, tending to ease and become patchy, and by mid-afternoon there may be very little northern fells.

Cloud on the hills?

Very extensive

Chance of a few northern summits starting clear, but for much of the day, more or less blanket low cloud from a few hundred metres up. Breaks north Lakes to 600 or 700m afternoon.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Less than 10% most of day; 20% N Lakes.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine rare if any. Widespread fog, from lower slopes up at times toward south.

How Cold? (at 750m)

8 rising to 11C; but may feel sub-zero where directly exposed to strong winds.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 6th October 2015

Generally lighter winds Tuesday, but still areas of locally persistent rain - driest probably in W Scotland. Rain may persist across E & NE Scotland through Wednesday, although some uncertainty - risk local flooding. Often windy on the mountains, and colder from midweek, with showers in western Scotland (snow higher tops). Pressure builds across England and Wales Thursday & Friday, giving fair conditions. Uncertainties toward weekend surround progress of ex-hurricane Joaquin. At very least, expect strong south-southeasterly winds. Risk some rain far-western areas.

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