Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Wednesday 31st August 2016
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 30th August 2016 at 3:29pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

A cold front will carry rain and low cloud southeast across England and Wales in the morning. There will then be an improvement, but on western mountains, cloud will still be persistent across most higher areas, and showers will affect Scotland, where upland gales in north.

Headline for Lake District

Blustery. A few showers. Cloud extensive higher summits.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwest or westerly 35mph at/after dawn, but soon 25mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Soon fairly small.

How Wet?

Rain clearing

Rain on and off after dawn will mid to late morning clear from west to isolated if any brief showers.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive, particularly morning

Blanket low cloud after dawn, perhaps most of all morning. However, cloud will erratically lift and break to from midday mostly above 650 to 800m, lowest western fells. May occasionally clear higher tops by evening.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Less than 10%; rising to 40% afternoon

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sun occasionally, mainly lower eastern areas. Fog lifting to give very good visibility below cloud.

How Cold? (at 750m)

9C

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 1st September 2016

Generally southwest or westerly winds this week will bring rain and low cloud in off the Atlantic from time to time, although in most areas total rainfall will be small, and cloud will often lift off the summits. Driest conditions will be Wales and southern Pennines. The weekend and early next week remains uncertain, albeit that the majority of forecasts bring swathes of rain, low cloud and strong winds east across Britain - at present though there is little consistency in forecast timing.

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