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Lake District Forecast

Lake District

The entire Lake District National Park, taking in all major summits, including Scafell, Helvellyn, Skiddaw, the Langdales and Old Man of Coniston. Also includes the Howgill Fells east of Kendal (the NW extension of Yorks Dales).

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Viewing Forecast For

Lake District
Friday 27th November 2020
Last updated Thursday 26th November 2020 at 2:53 PM

Summary for all mountain areas

A little rain Scottish Highlands, and mainly near the west coast low cloud. Elsewhere, dry, but fog wise very varied conditions. Fog in many valleys thins only slowly - if at all. On the hills, cloud often covering higher tops near N Irish Sea, otherwise tops often cloud free.

Headline for Lake District

Hardly any wind; areas of fog. Dry.

How windy? (On the summits)

Direction varied, 10mph or less.

Effect of the wind on you?

Negligible.

How Wet?

Precipitation unlikely

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive, particularly southern and western fells

Not simple - areas of fog or very low cloud confined to or above some valleys, perhaps persisting most or all day south Lakes - but very little north Lakes. Higher up, cloud base typically 500 to 750m, although on northern, particularly northeastern fells, the cloud may sometimes clear.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine, mostly north Lakes. Very varied visibility: often excellent higher areas and above fog in valleys south Lakes.

How Cold? (at 750m)

0 or 1C.

Freezing Level

750 to 1000m, but widespread slight frost at dawn.

Viewing Forecast For

Lake District
Saturday 28th November 2020
Last updated Thursday 26th November 2020 at 2:53 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

South to southeasterly, 5 to 15mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small.

How Wet?

A little light rain here and there

Pockets of light rain or drizzle, although substantially dry.

Cloud on the hills?

Very varied: some areas never clearing

Confidence in the detail low: Particularly in morning, fog/low cloud may be confined below about 400m with many fells above the cloud. Although lower slopes will tend to clear, from the south fog may gradually shroud higher areas - the highest base across north Lakes.

Chance of cloud free summits?

40%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Little or no sunshine; generally hazy or murky.

How Cold? (at 750m)

2C.

Freezing Level

Above the summits, but frost extensive for a few hours after dawn.

Viewing Forecast For

Lake District
Sunday 29th November 2020
Last updated Thursday 26th November 2020 at 2:53 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Direction varied 10mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Negligible

How Wet?

Little or no rain.

Risk of a little light rain and drizzle most likely morning. However, most areas dry.

Cloud on the hills?

Many higher areas cloud free

A mix of fog and mist on lower slopes, most extensive morning. But either throughout daylight, or increasingly from the south, above 400 to perhaps 600m, the higher fells above the cloud.

Chance of cloud free summits?

60%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Foggy, misty or murky lower slopes. Superb visibility probable higher slopes.

How Cold? (at 750m)

6C

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

Very much drier over the coming week, although weakening fronts will bring a little rain and pulses of strong winds, mainly to the NW Highlands. Elsewhere, winds light and although extensively dry, fog will be widespread in and above valleys whilst higher up many summits become cloud free. Temperature wise, the odd brief incursion of sub-freezing air onto higher summits Scottish Highlands, but any sustained cold at least a week off. Frost in valleys mostly confined to England and particularly Wales.