Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Friday 1st August 2014

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Forecast last updated on Friday 1st August 2014 at 7:14am

Summary for all mountain areas

Locally blustery across Wales, but particularly in Scotland little wind on the mountains. Generally showery, with most showers in the afternoon. Low cloud will persist on many mountains, particularly those near the Irish Sea.

Headline for Lake District

Rain for several hours; easing afternoon. Little wind.

How windy? (On the summits)

South or southwesterly, 10mph.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

Rain setting in for several hours

Rain developing from southwest mid-morning, persisting for several hours before easing to a few showers into the afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive, lowest base west and south

Extensive cloud on the fells most or all day; widely below 500m west and south. As rain clears through afternoon, so base will tend to lift toward 600 to 800m, highest north Lakes.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Less than 10%, but 30% north Lakes

Sunshine and air clarity?

Little if any sun. Visibility deteriorating in rain and widely foggy southern and western fells.

How Cold? (at 750m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 2nd August 2014

Confidence is presently very low over the weekend as a thundery low moves northwards across Britain. The low may remain shallow with fairly light winds and the rain patchy (although some heavy bursts), but moderate risk of the rain widely heavy and very extensive and gales or near upland gales developing by Sunday. The rain easing across Britain from the south on Sunday. Next week, winds generally off the Atlantic bringing rain from time to time and also low cloud, with western mountains most prone.

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