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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 28th May 2022
Last updated Sat 28th May 22 at 7:33AM

Summary for all mountain areas

Extensively dry with patches of sun, although a few brief showers. However, it will remain chilly, particularly near the coast of NW Scotland, where higher areas will be below freezing point.

Headline for Lake District

Cold. Risk of a shower eastern fells.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northerly, 15 to 20mph

Effect of the wind on you?

Small.

How Wet?

Isolated if any showers

A few brief showers may develop afternoon east Cumbria (Helvellyn or High Star eastwards).

Cloud on the hills?

Summits extensively cloud free

Fragments on higher slopes until mid or late morning will then clear.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Almost certain from late morning

Sunshine and air clarity?

Bright sunshine until mid morning, the overall more cloud. However, through afternoon sunshine will return to western fells and slowly extend inland. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 750m)

3C rising toward 8C, particularly well inland. Will feel much colder directly in the wind.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Lake District
Sunday 29th May 2022
Last updated Sat 28th May 22 at 7:33AM

How windy? (On the summits)

Northerly, 15 to 25mph, typically strongest on fells furthest north and east.

Effect of the wind on you?

Fairly small

How Wet?

Showers, mainly afternoon

Risk of a few showers from dawn. From late morning or midday, a scattering of brief showers more widely, giving hail on higher tops. The rain least likely on western fells.

Cloud on the hills?

Very little

Cloud base mostly above the summits, but patches may graze highest tops now and again.

Chance of cloud free summits?

90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of sun, but cloud filling in by afternoon. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 750m)

3C rising to 7C. Wind chill will make it feel as cold as -5C on higher tops in the morning.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Lake District
Monday 30th May 2022
Last updated Sat 28th May 22 at 7:33AM

How windy? (On the summits)

Direction may well vary, mostly less than 15mph, perhaps calm on some summits. But locally gusts 25mph in precipitation.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly negligible, although temporary sudden buffeting near precipitation in the afternoon.

How Wet?

Areas of heavy precipitation developing

Risk patches of rain from dawn, perhaps sleet on highest tops. Will deteriorate from later morning as showery rain becomes widespread and heavy with risk thunder. However, coastal fells may become dry again afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Will come and go, sometimes very extensive and low

Considerable variation, particularly afternoon. Broadly, cloud base will rise from 550 to 800m (lowest near coast) after dawn to or above highest fells by late morning. But in rain, expect fog widely on higher slopes and in some areas on lower slopes as well.

Chance of cloud free summits?

50%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patches of sunshine will tend to give way to occasional bursts of sun, although coasts and later further inland may well become sunny again. Often excellent visibility but poor in rain.

How Cold? (at 750m)

5C.

Freezing Level

Above the summits, but slight frost at first some valleys and upland dips.

Planning Outlook

Relatively low temperatures on the mountains much of next week; particularly on the Scottish highlands where higher tops will frequently be near freezing point. Showers, some heavy and thundery, giving hail and on higher tops snow, will be widespread, particularly in the afternoons, when in some areas they will merge to give a few hours of precipitation.