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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.

Today's Forecast

Moderate breeze, locally gusty
Frequent or persistent rain
Poor visibility
Mild

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Viewing Forecast For

Lake District
Monday 22nd July 2024
Last updated Sun 21st Jul 24 at 4:30PM

Summary for all mountain areas

A lot of cloud, often covering western hills. Patchy rain and drizzle for southern Scotland, northern England and Wales, amounts mostly small. Drier toward the north of the Highlands. Showers forming in the afternoon, locally heavy in the east. Light winds for Scotland, a fresher breeze for England and Wales.

Headline for Lake District

Moderate breeze. Patchy rain, low cloud.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southerly turning westerly, 15 to 25mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small, may sometimes affect comfortable walking on highest peaks and ridges.

How Wet?

Wettest early morning, but on and off, showery bursts

Frequent rain from before dawn, heavy at times into early morning, tending to ease. Rain remaining most frequent over west and southern fells during day, fading at times, least rain in east, but some showery bursts almost anywhere.

Cloud on the hills?

Hills covered extensively

Cloud covering the hills down to mid or lower slopes from dawn, rising only a little during the day, some breaks above 600-700m north/east of Borrowdale. Lowest cloud base all day toward the coast.

Chance of cloud free summits?

10% rising to 30% eastern fells

Sunshine and air clarity?

Overcast. Often poor visibility.

How Cold? (at 750m)

10C; quite humid, fresher later.

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Viewing Forecast For

Lake District
Tuesday 23rd July 2024
Last updated Sun 21st Jul 24 at 4:30PM

How windy? (On the summits)

North to northwesterly, 15 to 20mph early morning, 10-15mph or less afternoon.

Effect of the wind on you?

Becoming small.

How Wet?

Rain unlikely

Small chance of an isolated light shower, mainly afternoon in eastern areas.

Cloud on the hills?

Lifting and clearing

Patches of cloud capping higher slopes in morning, some lower banks for a time. Dispersing or lifting above the high tops.

Chance of cloud free summits?

50% rising to 90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of sunshine; increasingly sunny near coast in afternoon. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 750m)

9C rising toward 13C in afternoon.

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Viewing Forecast For

Lake District
Wednesday 24th July 2024
Last updated Sun 21st Jul 24 at 4:30PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Southerly, increasing during the day, 10 to 25mph, up to 35-40mph by evening.

Effect of the wind on you?

Starting small, but feeling increasingly blustery over higher tops. Later in day frequent buffeting.

How Wet?

Dry until late

Spots of rain developing later from high cloud thickening in west. By evening into night, some steadier rain arriving.

Cloud on the hills?

Little if any

Any early mist patches on lower slopes soon dispersing.

Chance of cloud free summits?

90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Periods of strong sun, some thin high cloud, tending to thicken later. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 750m)

10C rising to 13C.

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

A ridge of high pressure produces a better day on Tuesday. Midweek onward, southwesterly winds will bring further rain from time to time, lowest cloud over western mountains. Temperatures near or a little lower than normal on the hills. Pressure tending to build from the south toward next weekend bringing drier and warmer conditions more widely. Southwest breezes toward northwest Scotland may continue to bring frequent cloud and a little rain at times here.