Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Sunday 28th August 2016
Forecast last updated on Saturday 27th August 2016 at 2:58pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Light winds on most summits as a thundery low moves away eastwards. A mix of showers and more widespread, locally thundery rain, will fizzle out only slowly through the day, and particularly in the morning, banks of cloud will shroud even many lower slopes.

Headline for Lake District

Areas of low cloud and rain will only slowly disperse. Windy at first.

How windy? (On the summits)

East backing northerly, 25 to locally 35 or 40mph in gusts for a few hours after dawn (strongest winds not necessarily highest areas). Will drop to 10mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Sudden buffeting locally in morning, in places on lower slopes, particularly through passes and immediately west of higher tops - west of Cross Fell most likely to be affected.

How Wet?

Areas of showery rain

Confidence in detail low: A mix of dry areas, showers and perhaps constant rain lasting 2 or 3 hours. The trend through the day will be for the rain to slowly fizzle out.

Cloud on the hills?

Very extensive. Will slowly lift and break from west.

Will vary, in places between adjacent mountains. Broadly, areas of fog from just above valleys upward will be extensive in morning, except perhaps western fells. By midday, some higher western summits may been to clear. Elsewhere, the improvement very slow, and on the Pennines,the cloud cloud may persist all or nearly all day, with the base drifting up only slowly.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20% post dawn; rising to 70% by late afternoon.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional glimpses of sun. Haze will thin slowly. Extensive fog higher areas, particularly Pennines.

How Cold? (at 750m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Monday 29th August 2016

Mixed conditions through the coming week. Winds predominantly off the Atlantic, will bring rain to W & NW Scotland late Monday, continuing occasionally through Tuesday, whilst elsewhere after a fine day Monday, low cloud will shroud western mountains on Tuesday. Clearing to a few showers across Scotland on Wednesday whilst a band of rain progresses southeastwards elsewhere. Further rain, probably only briefly likely Thursday night or Friday and this may be followed by a few dry days.

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