Lake District Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Wednesday 15th August 2018
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 14th August 2018 at 1:43pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Strong southwesterly winds, reaching near gale force on some tops, will result in low cloud shrouding the hills, extensively and to lower slopes in the west where rain and drizzle will be frequent. Highest cloud bases likely over the Cairngorms.

Headline for Lake District

Dull, wet and windy with frequent rain and extensive hill fog.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly 35mph to in the afternoon 45mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Walking arduous across the hills into the afternoon, and on higher areas progress later difficult.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Rain frequently throughout the day

Rain frequently, although may amount to little at first in morning. The rain may be heavy for several hours western fells and across south Lakes (including Pennines south of Kirkby Stephen).

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive: covering lower summits

Extensive fog across the mountains, widely forming below 300m western fells and across south Lakes (including Pennines south of Kirkby Stephen) and locally confined above 650m north Lakes.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Air clarity (below cloud)

Dull with frequent poor visibility.

How Cold? (at 750m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 16th August 2018

Rain (a mix of showery days and those when rain sets in for a few hours) at some stage most days over the coming week or so. The heaviest and most persistent rain will be on western mountains, where fog will frequently shroud higher areas. Bands of upland gales or near gales will come through; the windy conditions most prolonged on the Scottish Highlands.

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