Lake District Forecast

Viewing Weather Forecast for Wednesday 20th June 2018

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

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Forecast last updated on Tuesday 19th June 2018 at 4:07pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Fronts will clear slowly south-eastwards across England and Wales, bringing rain and low cloud for several hours, then becoming brighter from the north. Scotland sees scattered showers, these becoming heavier and more widespread later, of snow on highest summits.

Headline for Lake District

Early rain fading, cloud lifting. Upland gales easing.

How windy? (On the summits)

Westerly; up to 40-50mph for a few hours early morning, but easing markedly by middle of day to 20mph, occasionally less. By evening nearer 25mph, or 30mph by sunset.

Effect of wind on you?

Arduous walking conditions across the fells early in the day, but conditions easing through the morning.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Rain persistent morning, fading slowly

Rain starting before dawn will be persistent for many hours through the morning; heaviest western fells, on and off elsewhere. The rain will break up and clear in the middle of the day, leaving just a few drizzly showers. Into the night, a risk of a few showers passing eastwards.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive, lifting as rain fades

Shrouding the fells for many hours, from lower slopes up in morning south & west Lakes. As rain fades, cloud base will lift to 600-700m, with breaks to some high tops NE Lakes. Increasingly many tops clearing toward evening.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20% morning; 50% afternoon, later 70%.

Air clarity (below cloud)

Mostly little sun, although may break through late in day. Visibility poor in rain, improving later.

How Cold? (at 750m)

6 to 9C; fairly humid at first, the air becoming fresher later.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 21st June 2018

High pressure builds from the west later this week to bring plenty of fair weather over the next week to 10 days. This weekend has a risk of patchy rain and low cloud for the north-western Highlands brought in on fresh westerly winds, otherwise it will be dry with many summits clear. Rather cool in the short term, but temperatures rising into next week, and eventually it may become widely hot and humid. By the end of June this may break into thunderstorms. Check our latest planning outlook video at, updated Tuesday and Friday.