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 Wednesday 7th October 2015 at 9:06am

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Summary for all mountain areas

Rain and low cloud in east & north-east of Scotland, persisting most of the day. Elsewhere, rain will clear slowly from the west, with clouds increasingly breaking up, leaving most western mountains clear. Winds varied, but some areas may see winds strengthen for a while. Clear and cold many ranges tonight with local ground frost.

Headline for Lake District

Rain at first, improving slowly. Gusty winds developing.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northwesterly, brief lulls at first, but soon often 25 to 30mph in west.

Effect of wind on you?

Often small east. Increasing amounts of buffeting Lakeland Fells with occasional strong gusts to lower levels.

How Wet?

Rain on and off morning, clearing slowly

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

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 will build 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. Tending to become colder through next week.

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