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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
Wednesday 12th August 2020
Last updated Tuesday 11th August 2020 at 3:44 PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Very warm or hot by afternoon and very high humidity - anticipate dehydration and possible sunburn. Scattered thunderstorms will drift about slowly, mainly England and Wales, bringing locally torrential rain.

Headline for Lake District

Very warm with hazy sunshine; threat thunderstorms.

How windy? (On the summits)

South or southeasterly, 10mph or less.

Effect of the wind on you?

Negligible.

How Wet?

Risk thunderstorms

Very likely dry morning. Increasing threat thunderstorms afternoon giving locally torrential rain - these least likely within a few miles of the coast.

Cloud on the hills?

Summits frequently cloud free

After dawn: very varied; some fog lower slopes and valleys whilst in other areas fog higher up, and some summits above low cloud. All or nearly all summits will clear by mid morning, although banks of fog likely to return temporarily in and after rain.

Chance of cloud free summits?

90% by mid morning

Sunshine and air clarity?

Hazy sunshine, although cloud will build in afternoon. Visibility improving although a haze most or all day - and very poor in heavy rain.

How Cold? (at 750m)

19C.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Lake District
Thursday 13th August 2020
Last updated Tuesday 11th August 2020 at 3:44 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Northeasterly mostly between 15 and 25mph although locally near and west of major ridges and cols 30mph, the strongest wind not necessarily on higher slopes.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly fairly small.

How Wet?

Small risk thunderstorm

Largely or completely dry - albeit mostly likely west Cumbria risk isolated thunderstorms in afternoon. These giving locally intense rain, lasting up to an hour.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive, before clearing many tops

Confidence low. Broadly, will improve from west as extensive fog lifts above the summits in west Cumbria morning. Summits in the eastern Lakes likely to clear more slowly, but the Pennines may not clear - albeit higher tops may protrude above the cloud.

Chance of cloud free summits?

60%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Ranging from dull and misty Pennines to increasingly sunny with good visibility although a haze, westward across the Lakeland fells.

How Cold? (at 750m)

12C.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Lake District
Friday 14th August 2020
Last updated Tuesday 11th August 2020 at 3:44 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

East or northeasterly 20 to locally 30mph - strongest winds may extend to some lower slopes.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly fairly small - although sudden buffeting in gusts some lower slopes.

How Wet?

Little or no rain

Threat of pockets of rain, locally heavy still drifting about and of well scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Most summits cloud free

Ribbons of fog from some valleys up after dawn, extensive N Pennines. Nevertheless, some summits cloud free (in places above the fog). The cloud will all or nearly all clear by mid or late morning, but could well remain all day N Pennines.

Chance of cloud free summits?

70%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of sunshine, although Pennines may be dull and misty. Hazy

How Cold? (at 750m)

15C, although 11C where in cloud.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

Remaining warm and particularly England and Wales humid. However, thundery rain will become mostly confined to Wales, whilst the Scottish Highlands are extensively dry. Overall extensive sunshine, although banks of very low cloud, mainly more eastern mountains, including those in east Wales. A change to wetter and gradually less warm conditions across Britain is likely early next week.