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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
Monday 10th May 2021
Last updated Sun 9th May 21 at 3:17PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Many areas dry from dawn, but patches of rain affecting some western hills, mainly near coast. Showers will develop more widely from mid morning with some torrential downpours forming in the afternoon with the risk of hail and thunder. Banks of hill fog in and around showers. Risk gales highest tops in Wales.

Headline for Lake District

Increasingly blustery with showers developing; risk hail/thunder afternoon.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southerly 20 to 30mph, tending to strengthen, may reach 40mph at times on exposed western summits.

Effect of the wind on you?

Blustery much of day, risk of considerable buffeting on western tops; sudden gusts around showers.

How Wet?

Local downpours; hail, risk lightning

Hit and miss bursts of rain, developing increasingly through the day, may locally result in rain for an hour or more, but some places missing most of the rain. Risk of hail and thunder.

Cloud on the hills?

Varied, lowering around rain

Varied cloud bases through the day. Sometimes breaking toward higher slopes, but banks of cloud will come and go above 800m. Filling in above 600-700m during and after rain, with patches briefly to some lower slopes.

Chance of cloud free summits?

40%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional sun, but cloud filling in for periods. Visibility often very good, but suddenly very poor in rain.

How Cold? (at 750m)

5C

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Viewing Forecast For

Lake District
Tuesday 11th May 2021
Last updated Sun 9th May 21 at 3:17PM

How windy? (On the summits)

South to southeasterly 15 to 25mph; risk 30mho north early and late in day.

Effect of the wind on you?

Will impede walking at times across higher slopes with local buffeting.

How Wet?

Showers developing widely, risk thunder.

Clusters of showers from dawn focused west coast, will transfer inland through the morning. Into the afternoon, showers becoming widespread; risk hail/thunder.

Cloud on the hills?

Varied; occasionally covering tops.

Varying; away from rain, some good breaks to the tops with just patches here and there. However, in and around showers, may become extensive tops.

Chance of cloud free summits?

50%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional sun. Visibility very good, but poor in showers.

How Cold? (at 750m)

4C lifting to 7C

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Lake District
Wednesday 12th May 2021
Last updated Sun 9th May 21 at 3:17PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Southeast 10-20mph; perhaps less at times.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small.

How Wet?

Showers; transferring inland through day.

Clusters of showers coastal hills at first, but elsewhere dry. These showers will tend to transfer inland through day and become heavy at times; risk hail/thunder.

Cloud on the hills?

Fairly extensive in and around showers.

Varying in and out of showers. In and around showers; banks fairly persistent across higher slopes, but some breaks developing to tops away from showers.

Chance of cloud free summits?

40%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional sunshine; mostly in morning. Visibility very good, but poor in showers.

How Cold? (at 750m)

4C lifting to 7C

Freezing Level

Above the tops.

Planning Outlook

Low pressure situated to the west of Britain brings unsettled and showery conditions next week, some heavy downpours with hail and thunder. Varied winds. Generally milder than recently; only close to freezing point on highest Scottish summits, a thaw of lying snow, becoming confined to patches on high tops. Northernmost mountains may drop colder after midweek if a northeasterly wind strengthens. Toward next weekend, high pressure building toward the north is likely to bring drier conditions for a time to west & northern Scotland; uncertainty about extent of improvement elsewhere.