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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
Saturday 11th July 2020
Last updated Friday 10th July 2020 at 2:09 PM

Summary for all mountain areas

A weak ridge of high pressure will bing fairly light wind and patchy sunshine. However, cloud will continue to shroud higher western mountains, largely clearing elsewhere, and a few passing showers will affect mainly Scotland.

Headline for Lake District

Light wind. Isolated brief showers. Cloud may persist on higher fells.

How windy? (On the summits)

Westerly, 15mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small.

How Wet?

Rain very unlikely

Risk isolated brief showers morning.

Cloud on the hills?

Confined to higher tops

Cloud base will rise, by late morning, cloud rare below 800m. Most or all higher summits will then intermittently clear - perhaps extensively so by mid afternoon well inland.

Chance of cloud free summits?

60%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchy sunshine, sunniest west Cumbria in afternoon. Superb visibility.

How Cold? (at 750m)

8C

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Lake District
Sunday 12th July 2020
Last updated Friday 10th July 2020 at 2:09 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

West backing southwesterly 15 to later 20mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small

How Wet?

Rain very unlikely

Cloud on the hills?

Hills substantially cloud free

Higher summits may well be covered for a few hours after dawn before clearing. Toward evening, particularly south Lakes and western fells elsewhere, cloud base dropping toward 700m, perhaps lower by dusk.

Chance of cloud free summits?

80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of sunshine - although sometimes weak due to thin high cloud. Mostly excellent visibility.

How Cold? (at 750m)

10C

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Lake District
Monday 13th July 2020
Last updated Friday 10th July 2020 at 2:09 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwest veering westerly 30, perhaps 35mph, although dropping to 20mph (most likely during afternoon).

Effect of the wind on you?

Likely to impede ease of walking on higher areas; in places walking arduous

How Wet?

Rain and drizzle, probably clearing

Frequent rain, particularly morning. A change to dry conditions will spread inland, probably during afternoon, although timing uncertain.

Cloud on the hills?

Blanket cloud across the hills

Unbroken fog most of day, forming on most lower slopes, although often confined above 600m north Lakes east of about Borrowdale. An improvement likely as rain clears, but higher fells may well still not clear.

Chance of cloud free summits?

10%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Glimpses of sun later in day, generally confined to valleys well inland. Visibility frequently poor, although mostly very good later in day.

How Cold? (at 750m)

10C

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

Generally southwest or westerly winds will bring bands of cloud and rain into Britain from time to time next week. However, frequently dry and total rainfall small in Wales and the Southern Pennines, whilst wettest conditions will be on the NW and W Highlands (where cloud very frequently shrouding higher areas).