Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Tuesday 30th August 2016
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 30th August 2016 at 7:14am

Summary for all mountain areas

Very windy Scottish Highlands, where gales increasingly north and west. Progressively less windy southwards into England and Wales. Very low cloud will persist most or all day mountains near Irish Sea and W & S Scotland, but clear almost all summits elsewhere.

Headline for Lake District

Increasingly windy. Extensive low cloud; will clear N Lakes.

How windy? (On the summits)

South to southwesterly 20 to 25mph although will increasingly reach 30mph toward evening.

Effect of wind on you?

Will impede ease of walking on some higher areas - and locally on lower slopes in sudden gusts.

How Wet?

Rain very unlikely

Risk pockets of fine drizzle coastal hills. Otherwise dry.

Cloud on the hills?

Very extensive before mostly or all clearing

Post dawn, very extensive fog forming lower slopes up. Slowly the base will lift, and breaks to higher summits develop. Across north Lakes by midday almost all the fog will have cleared. But across south Lakes, cloud may well come and go all day, sometimes fragments below cloud free summits. Toward coast, patches forming lower slopes all day.

Chance of cloud free summits?

10%, rising to 90% N Lakes and 30% elsewhere afternoon

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine will come through extensively north Lakes afternoon. Persistent haze.

How Cold? (at 750m)

11 to 13C, lowest where in cloud.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 31st August 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 is uncertain, albeit that the majority of forecasts bring swathes of rain, low cloud and strong winds across Britain - at present though there is little consistency in terms of which areas will bare the brunt of the rain and wind.

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