Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Thursday 30th July 2015
Forecast last updated on Wednesday 29th July 2015 at 3:53pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

A ridge of high pressure will bring widely fine weather with cloud lifting above most hills and stunning visibility from many summits. Nevertheless, cold, with flurries of hail and snow higher Scottish areas and a few rain showers elsewhere, mainly Borders and Pennines.

Headline for Lake District

A few showers east. Light wind; extremely clear air.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northwesterly, 10 to 15mph.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?


Risk of a few showers, most likely only Pennines in afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Very little

Fragments higher tops temporarily morning and near showers.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Greater than 90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Bright sun at first will by midday give way to only glimpses, although later in afternoon sunshine likely to return to western areas. Superb visibility.

How Cold? (at 750m)

Cold for time of year: 6C, rising slowly to 9C.

Freezing Level

Above the summits. Slight frost on ground in a few valleys post dawn.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 31st July 2015

Continued mixed conditions over most mountain areas over the next week or so - although a slight rise in temperature. Often cloudy Scottish Highlands with rain at some stage almost daily, particularly western mountains. Widespread severe upland gales Sunday night and Monday. Until Monday, often dry elsewhere, although on Saturday, some forecasts suggest a band of low cloud and occasional rain will linger across Wales (particularly the south) and perhaps the southern Pennines.

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