Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Friday 22nd May 2015
Forecast last updated on Friday 22nd May 2015 at 7:17am

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Summary for all mountain areas

Extensive low cloud and a little drizzly rain concentrated on western mountains will gradually clear from the north as a weakening front progresses southwards. Winds; approaching gale force higher Scottish Highland summits will also ease, particularly west in evening.

Headline for Lake District

Wind slowly easing. Low cloud; most or all day.

How windy? (On the summits)

Westerly 30mph, perhaps locally 35mph higher tops. Toward or during evening will turn northwesterly and drop from north to 20mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Ease of walking will be impeded on some higher areas.

How Wet?

Rain and drizzle, mostly west

Rain and drizzle rarely, mostly toward the west and south Lakes, where although light, locally fairly constant. Will fizzle out into the afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive; lowest base west; may break late on

Persistent very low cloud shrouding the fells, from lowest slopes up near coasts. Highest cloud bases eastern Lakes & Pennines, but rarely clearing above 600m. Later afternoon, or into evening, the cloud will break, possibly clearing from north.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Less than 10%; rising to 40% toward or in evening.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Little if any sun until evening, when increasingly sunny. Slight haze; widespread fog across the fells.

How Cold? (at 750m)

Around 6C

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 23rd May 2015

A series of weak fronts will progress southeast around an area of high pressure lying southwest of Britain. The result will be intermittent low cloud shrouding mainly western mountains and rain from time to time, mainly W & NW Highlands. Still intermittently cold enough for snow highest Scottish tops. Still chilly and generally wetter later next week, and as area of low pressure moves gradually toward Scotland.

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