Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Sunday 25th September 2016
Forecast last updated on Saturday 24th September 2016 at 3:49pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

A blustery and showery day for all regions. Strongest winds in the NW Highlands in the morning. Feeling cold in exposure. Heavy bursts of rain will spread increasingly north-eastwards, becoming very frequent. Hail, and risk of thunder and lightning, particularly in west.

Headline for Lake District

Blustery, chilly winds. Heavy showers, hail & possible thunder.

How windy? (On the summits)

South to southwesterly, 25 to occasionally 30mph. Risk 35-40mph for a few hours post-dawn.

Effect of wind on you?

Mostly fairly small, but may impede comfortable walking on higher areas.

How Wet?

Showers: risk hail, possible lightning

Heavy showers will extend eastwards, becoming increasingly frequent, perhaps merging to near constant rain over an hour or two. Hail, and by afternoon risk thunder.

Cloud on the hills?

Often confined to higher tops

Most summits clearing at times. However, cloud will come and go on higher slopes, temporarily below 600m near showers.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of bright sunshine, most extensive morning. Mostly excellent visibility, but suddenly reduced during showers.

How Cold? (at 750m)

6 to 8C, lowest west; but where directly exposed to strongest wind, will feel like minus 3 Celsius.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Monday 26th September 2016

Frequent rain and strong to gale force upland winds through much of the coming week. Wettest weather will be on western mountains, whist E & S Wales and S Pennines will have very little. Later in the week, some forecasts suggest drier conditions particularly England and Wales, but the W & NW Highlands may continue to have rain at some stage daily.

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