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
Monday 20th September 2021
Last updated Sun 19th Sep 21 at 3:49PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Low cloud and generally damp conditions will affect western Scotland. Total rainfall small, although some steadier rain will develop as a front moves in. SW'ly winds strongest in the far north. Elsewhere a fine day with broken cloud and sun, some early fog patches.

Headline for Lake District

Dry, hills generally clear, sunshine.

How windy? (On the summits)

West or northwesterly 10mph, increasing a little in afternoon to 15mph, later 20mph by dusk.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small, although breezier later.

How Wet?

No rain

Cloud on the hills?

Little if any

Most cloud confined above higher tops. Some early fog banks in valleys.

Chance of cloud free summits?

90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine and a little fair-weather cloud forming. Excellent visibility, some early low level mist.

How Cold? (at 750m)

8 to 10C

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Lake District
Tuesday 21st September 2021
Last updated Sun 19th Sep 21 at 3:49PM

How windy? (On the summits)

West becoming southwesterly, strengthening through day 15 to 30mph, perhaps 35mph high tops by dusk.

Effect of the wind on you?

Starting fairly small, but will increasingly impede comfortable walking, later considerable buffeting on tops.

How Wet?

Very little or no rain

Chance of spots in the wind, mostly only fells facing the Irish Sea.

Cloud on the hills?

Occasional low cloud

Varied low cloud banks drifting in from the Irish Sea may cover west & southern fells from time to time, to low levels near coast. Good breaks are likely, although toward dusk, a greater risk of cloud filling in.

Chance of cloud free summits?

60%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine and thin high level cloud, sometimes cloud may thicken. Visibility good, but a slight haze.

How Cold? (at 750m)

9C if in cloud, up to 12C eastern fells.

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Viewing Forecast For

Lake District
Wednesday 22nd September 2021
Last updated Sun 19th Sep 21 at 3:49PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly, 40mph to perhaps 50 gusts 60mph for a time in the morning; then typically 25 to 35mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Expect arduous walking conditions on the fells throughout the day, sometimes difficult on tops. Notable wind chill.

How Wet?

Rain for several hours

Uncertain timing of a front moving southward: A few hours of rain likely to set in, heaviest on west and southwestern fells. May be patchy at first, and then breaking up later in the day.

Cloud on the hills?

Cloud blanketing fells most or all day

Shrouding the fells extensively during rain, to lower slopes in west & south. Even ahead of rain, cloud likely to cover these areas, but some breaks for a time toward north/east Lakes. Cloud bases may begin to rise later in day in north.

Chance of cloud free summits?

10% west & south; 30% north/east.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Mostly cloudy, misty and dull as rain sets in, but for a time visibility may be good. Perhaps improving later.

How Cold? (at 750m)

8 to 10C, but tending to lower through day, perhaps 6C before evening.

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

High pressure will drift southwards and southwesterly winds will strengthen across Britain in the first half of the week, soonest across Scotland. Staying windy through into next weekend, gales or sometimes severe gales on higher mountains, particularly Scotland. Rain will become frequent in western Scotland as fronts come in from the Atlantic. Spells of rain elsewhere - less wet for Wales and southern Pennines, although a risk of heavier rain moving further south by the weekend. Temperatures will vary through the next 10 days, sometimes fairly warm and humid, but chiller air spreading from the northwest at times - Scottish high tops occasionally near freezing point.