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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
Thursday 24th June 2021
Last updated Wed 23rd Jun 21 at 4:35PM

Summary for all mountain areas

A damp atmosphere shrouds most west coastal hills in fog to lower slopes in morning. Some breaks forming for England, Wales & eastern Scotland. Rain heavier in middle of the day in western Scotland, spreading later to NW England and N Wales.

Headline for Lake District

A little rain, but likely setting in later. Cloud breaks forming, best east.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northwest turning westerly 10 to 20mph, tending to strengthen through day, reaching 20-25mph afternoon, nearer 30mph on higher tops into evening.

Effect of the wind on you?

Fairly small morning, but increasing amounts of buffeting on higher fells as the day progresses.

How Wet?

Risk of rain mainly later in day

Pockets of drizzle from dawn, perhaps a local shower, otherwise many hours largely dry through the day. Toward evening, increasing risk of rain developing from the northwest to become fairly persistent up to dusk.

Cloud on the hills?

Most persistent near coast, breaks elsewhere.

Toward the coast, hills from lower slopes up may well be foggy most or all day, although some breaks forming middle of day. Progressively inland, the cloud base will rise. To the east of about High Street, the summits may well clear extensively by later morning.

Chance of cloud free summits?

30% rising to 70% eastern fells.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Glimpses of sun, most confined to eastern and southeastern fells. Intermittently excellent visibility, but poor in drizzle - extensively so on hills nearest the coast.

How Cold? (at 750m)

10C if in cloud, rising to 13C; then dropping toward 9C by dusk, and nearer 6C overnight.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Lake District
Friday 25th June 2021
Last updated Wed 23rd Jun 21 at 4:35PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Direction likely to vary, at times little wind, rarely more than 15mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small.

How Wet?

Risk lingering rain

Some uncertainty: Rain arriving in the early hours likely to persist well into the daytime, risk of steady heavy falls for a few hours. May gradually break up, but expect rain or drizzle to continue, plus the odd heavy burst.

Cloud on the hills?

Fairly extensive

Risk of blanket low cloud across the fells most or all day. Some breaks may occur above 600m if rain fades away for sustained periods.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Generally cloudy, very murky around rain. Occasional improvements.

How Cold? (at 750m)

7 to 9C

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Lake District
Saturday 26th June 2021
Last updated Wed 23rd Jun 21 at 4:35PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Easterly 15 to 20mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Fairly small

How Wet?

Little or no rain

Chance of local pockets of drizzly rain, mainly eastern Lakeland.

Cloud on the hills?

Lifting to higher tops

Fog covering higher fells in the morning, but likely to lift toward higher summits with breaks forming.

Chance of cloud free summits?

60%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Cloud breaking to give some sun, best toward the west where visibility good or very good. Eastern areas may be dull for a time.

How Cold? (at 750m)

9C rising to 12C.

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

Low pressure drifts slowly southwards across Britain through Friday into the weekend, followed by improving conditions from the north as pressure builds. Residual areas of rain, drizzle and low cloud may affect Wales, the Pennines and perhaps eastern Scotland through the weekend, whilst west & northwest Scotland become fine and increasingly warm. Most indications favour high pressure influencing Britain into next week, bringing mainly dry and warm weather. Despite some rain this week, most mountain areas will remain very dry underfoot: beware of the risk of fire.