Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Monday 22nd September 2014

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Forecast last updated on Sunday 21st September 2014 at 4:14pm

Summary for all mountain areas

A ridge of high pressure will bring most mountains a dry day with light wind. But as a weakening front approaches, NW Scotland will deteriorate to become wet and windy in the afternoon.

Headline for Lake District

Fine; patchwork of sunshine, little wind.

How windy? (On the summits)

Westerly, 10 to 15mph, tending to strengthen a little through the day.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

Rain not expected

Cloud on the hills?

Very little if any

The hills widely cloud free, particularly from late morning, although at first in morning pockets of low level cloud or fog. Cloud will also form on higher fells, mostly above 750m, for a few hours in morning and again toward nightfall.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Greater than 90% by midday

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine, most extensive morning, turning hazy later as high cloud thickens from the west. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 750m)

9 to 11C, highest inland in afternoon

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A change to westerly winds across all mountain areas will bring rain bearing fronts in from the west, particularly during the mid-week period. Nevertheless, away from the W & NW Highlands of Scotland, total rainfall will be small. Often windy, with one or two periods of upland gales across Highland Scotland. Next weekend may become substantially dry again, particularly England and Wales. Many mountain areas are now very dry indeed underfoot.

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