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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
Sunday 7th June 2020
Last updated Saturday 6th June 2020 at 4:25 PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Northerly winds continue, typically strongest North Pennines & Cheviots. Cool or cold; lowest temperatures in northern Scotland, where sub-zero above 800-1000m, and occasional snow flurries. Low cloud, rain & drizzle affects Pennine areas for several hours.

Headline for Lake District

Chilly. Isolated showers. Wind easing.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northerly 20 to 30mph morning, strongest eastern fells. Speeds easing gradually, by afternoon 15mph, and may be little wind some areas toward evening,

Effect of the wind on you?

Will impede walking at times in the morning with noticeable wind chill.

How Wet?

Mostly dry, local early rain; chance a shower.

Local patches of rain or drizzle from dawn into early morning, mostly toward far eastern fells, and soon fizzling out. Small chance of an isolated shower forming during afternoon, most likely southern fells.

Cloud on the hills?

Breaking to highest summits

Banks of cloud across the fells in the morning, mostly on higher slopes, but patches below 600-700m mainly eastern areas. By midday, most cloud above 800m, and frequently above most high tops through afternoon.

Chance of cloud free summits?

40% rising to 80% afternoon.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional sun, may develop more widely through afternoon. Visibility mostly very good.

How Cold? (at 750m)

6 or 7C. Wind chill feeling near or below freezing point some higher slopes in morning.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Lake District
Monday 8th June 2020
Last updated Saturday 6th June 2020 at 4:25 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Northerly 10-15mph, becoming variable 5-10mph later.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small

How Wet?

Generally dry

Small chance of an isolated shower.

Cloud on the hills?

Very little

A few patches high tops at first, soon lifting and breaking above most or all summits.

Chance of cloud free summits?

90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of sun. Visibility very good or excellent.

How Cold? (at 750m)

2 lifting to 5C

Freezing Level

Above the summits, but only just at first. Ground frost at dawn in some corries, and locally also in valleys.

Viewing Forecast For

Lake District
Tuesday 9th June 2020
Last updated Saturday 6th June 2020 at 4:25 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly, strengthening from 5-10mph to 15mph by afternoon and evening.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small.

How Wet?

Rain unlikely

Low risk of a very isolated light afternoon shower.

Cloud on the hills?

Lifting above higher tops

Fragments of cloud on some slopes from dawn, lifting above 900m in morning, then generally above all fells afternoon.

Chance of cloud free summits?

80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Fairly sunny overall, although cloud slowly building inland. Excellent visibility.

How Cold? (at 750m)

4 rising to 7C, locally a degree or so higher by afternoon eastern fells.

Freezing Level

Above the summits; slight ground frost some valleys and corries at dawn.

Planning Outlook

Pressure builds across Britain to start the week, leaving just isolated showers. During Tuesday, a front moves into western Scotland - the legacy of this likely to bring a dull, damp day on Wednesday for some. Uncertainty later in the week: high pressure toward north/east, whilst areas of showers may move around slowly. Temperatures recovering gradually. Please be aware of currently different restrictions regarding Covid-19 across Scotland, England & Wales. Refer to local guidance or instructions from the National Parks and outdoor bodies, and please respect local communities in areas which are gradually reopening. See mwis.org.uk/blog for latest information and links.