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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
Thursday 7th July 2022
Last updated Wed 6th Jul 22 at 5:02PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Scotland: Low cloud extensive west/northwest Highlands with drizzle toward west coast; more widely developing western hills later. Cloud breaking up to sunshine in the east. England and Wales: Low cloud and patchy drizzle mostly clearing to sunshine, but may linger some western hills.

Headline for Lake District

Early low cloud and patchy drizzle clearing with sunshine breaking through.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northwesterly typically 15mph, perhaps 20mph at times west Cumbria.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small

How Wet?

Risk pockets drizzle western fells

All or nearly all areas dry. But risk western fells may have pockets of fine drizzle, most likely morning.

Cloud on the hills?

All or nearly all clearing

Initially very varied: fog may well cover some areas from lower slopes upward, whilst other areas have breaks to higher slopes. From late morning, most areas cloud free, but on western fells (including Scafell area), banks of low cloud base 200-400m may well come and go.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20% lifting to 80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine will break through extensively and haze thin to give visibility excellent. However, probably dull and hazy at least intermittently western fells.

How Cold? (at 750m)

13C afternoon, although a few degrees colder where in cloud.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Lake District
Friday 8th July 2022
Last updated Wed 6th Jul 22 at 5:02PM

How windy? (On the summits)

West to northwesterly 10 to 15mph, at times 20mph, and perhaps 25mph later.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small

How Wet?

Occasional drizzle.

Pockets of drizzle will come and go over the fells, most widely western most fells.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive, bases slowly lifting.

Extensive low cloud covering the fells, lowest bases near coast. However, bases will slowly lift, and become more confined to higher slopes, local breaks in the east.

Chance of cloud free summits?

30%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Overcast in west, sun breaking through progressively further east. Widely murky and misty in west, good in east.

How Cold? (at 750m)

14C

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Viewing Forecast For

Lake District
Saturday 9th July 2022
Last updated Wed 6th Jul 22 at 5:02PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Northwesterly 15 to 25mph, may ease further in afternoon.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small.

How Wet?

Mostly dry

Isolated fine drizzle possible in low cloud, mostly morning.

Cloud on the hills?

Early low cloud mostly clearing.

Murky start with areas of low cloud. Progressively low cloud will break up and lift in morning, so fells clear in the afternoon. Patches may linger in west.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20% lifting to 60%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Cloudy start, patches sun progressively breaking through. Visibility becoming good or very good.

How Cold? (at 750m)

11 to 14C, warmest in the east afternoon

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

Persistent high pressure off SW Britain will bring extensive dry weather to and through next weekend, although in western Scotland, with the wind off the sea, often cloudy and fronts may bring rain on Sunday. On western mountains the cloud will bring persistent fog until Friday, even to lowest slopes near the coast. However, remaining murky toward west coast of Scotland with further drizzle at times.