Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Sunday 4th October 2015
Forecast last updated on Saturday 3rd October 2015 at 3:13pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Fine with light wind. Broadly sunshine increasingly extensive as banks of low cloud and valley fog slowly break up. Nevertheless, the detail difficult as adjacent hills vary between persistent cloud, whilst sunshine nearby. The wind will begin to strengthen Wales late in day.

Headline for Lake District

Light wind; areas of sunshine. Hazy, or at first fog lower slopes.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southerly 10mph or less morning; then slowly strengthening toward 15mph. . Note: Upland gales overnight.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

Rain not expected

Cloud on the hills?

Very little by late morning

Many areas will be or will become cloud free. Nevertheless, patches of fog and very low cloud will drift about only very slowly in the morning, but should nearly all clear by early afternoon, especially north Lakes. Higher fells are likely to be above this.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Areas of sunshine, though banks of low cloud will break only slowly in some areas (particularly south). Hazy, or in some areas foggy, but excellent or superb visibility higher tops.

How Cold? (at 750m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits. Ground frost some valleys until after dawn.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Monday 5th October 2015

Much more cloudy and intermittently wet next week. Little sunshine, and extensive very low cloud Monday and Tuesday as pulses of rain move northwards. Periods of upland gales, mainly Scotland Monday. Colder with bursts of sun, but mainly western Scotland showers (snow higher tops) mid-week; still windy particularly Scotland. Further upland gales and rain likely to spread eastwards on Friday.

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