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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 31st July 2021
Last updated Fri 30th Jul 21 at 4:30PM

Summary for all mountain areas

A few mostly light showers for the Highlands, but many places dry. Lowest cloud on the hills toward the far north, but some breaks into central Scotland. Low cloud may persist across the Lakes & west Wales with a little rain. Scattered showers for the Pennines. A light to moderate breeze. Coolest in northern Scotland.

Headline for Lake District

A little rain, odd showers. Low cloud most persistent western Lakeland.

How windy? (On the summits)

Westerly or variable, 5-15mph; but 20-25mph western tops at times.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small

How Wet?

Patchy rain or the odd shower

Local pockets of rain in the morning mostly northern areas. A scattering of showers will develop from mid to late morning. Locally briefly heavy early afternoon, although most will tend to clear away eastwards.

Cloud on the hills?

Fairly extensive, lowest and most persistent west, some breaks forming

Banks of cloud at varying heights from dawn, focused on western fells, where persistent much of morning above 500-700m. Bases lifting and breaking up through morning, and by afternoon mostly confined to high tops, although western summits struggling to clear.

Chance of cloud free summits?

30% west, 60% east.

Sunshine and air clarity?

A little sun breaking through at times, but mostly cloudy. Visibility very good, but locally poor in showers.

How Cold? (at 750m)

10 to 12C

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Viewing Forecast For

Lake District
Sunday 1st August 2021
Last updated Fri 30th Jul 21 at 4:30PM

How windy? (On the summits)

North or northeasterly, 10 to 15mph, occasionally 20mph northern fells.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small, but feeling cool where exposed to breeze on high tops.

How Wet?

Isolated showers

One or two showers developing during the day, mostly light and brief.

Cloud on the hills?

Breaks to many tops

Risk of fairly extensive cloud across higher fells early morning, particularly north and eastern areas, but likely to lift and break toward most higher summits through the day. May linger on Skiddaw and Helvellyn summits.

Chance of cloud free summits?

60%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Fairly cloudy, some sun breaking through. Visibility becoming very good, but may be dull early in day.

How Cold? (at 750m)

7 to 9C

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Viewing Forecast For

Lake District
Monday 2nd August 2021
Last updated Fri 30th Jul 21 at 4:30PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Westerly or variable, 10 to 15mph or less.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small

How Wet?

Low risk of a shower

Chance of an isolated light shower, mainly eastern fells by the afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Above most summits

Local patches of cloud on higher slopes for time, but mostly clearing.

Chance of cloud free summits?

80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Fairly cloudy, some sun mostly morning, then near coasts later afternoon. Visibility very good.

How Cold? (at 750m)

7C at dawn, rising toward 10C afternoon.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

A relatively quiet but rather cool theme into early next week. Local grass frost overnight in sheltered Highland glens. Plenty of dry weather, but also a risk of scattered showers, some heavy. Often fairly cloudy, but cloud bases will lift toward or above most higher summits and the air quite clear. Winds mostly fairly light. Low pressure is expected to dominate from midweek onward, with rain or heavy downpours common again. For now, in places, the ground still very dry underfoot despite recent rain.