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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 2nd August 2021
Last updated Sun 1st Aug 21 at 4:10PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Dry and bright for most places. Quite cool, but light winds. A fair amount of cloud in the sky, although most summits often clear. Patches on some higher slopes in morning. One or two showers for the Pennines and Wales, locally a heavy burst in S & E Wales.

Headline for Lake District

Generally dry, tops clear.

How windy? (On the summits)

West to southwest, 10 to 15mph or less.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small

How Wet?

Low risk of a shower

Chance of an isolated shower, mainly eastern fells by the afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Above most summits

Local patches of cloud on higher slopes for time, but mostly clearing.

Chance of cloud free summits?

80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Fairly cloudy, some sun mostly morning, then near coasts later afternoon. Visibility very good.

How Cold? (at 750m)

7C at dawn, rising toward 10C afternoon.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Lake District
Tuesday 3rd August 2021
Last updated Sun 1st Aug 21 at 4:10PM

How windy? (On the summits)

South to southwesterly 10 to 15mph or less.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small

How Wet?

Chance of a shower

Odd pockets of drizzly rain around low cloud. Perhaps an isolated shower in middle of day.

Cloud on the hills?

Lifting gradually toward higher tops

Varied cloud banks from dawn into the morning, lowest and most persistent western Lakeland, but risk covering many fells above 700-800m for several hours. Into afternoon, most cloud lifting to 900m and higher breaks forming.

Chance of cloud free summits?

30% rising to 60%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Mostly cloudy skies, glimpses of sun, best toward east. Visibility good or very good below cloud, but may be rather dull for several hours.

How Cold? (at 750m)

8C rising to 11C

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Viewing Forecast For

Lake District
Wednesday 4th August 2021
Last updated Sun 1st Aug 21 at 4:10PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Southerly 15mph tending to strengthen through day to 25-30mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Starting small, but becoming increasingly blustery across the fells.

How Wet?

Occasional rain

Pulses of rain drifting northeastwards, risk fairly persistent over a few hours west & south Lakes, otherwise may be patchy in nature, but the odd heavy burst possible.

Cloud on the hills?

Risk persistent west/southern fells

Lowest and most persistent cloud focused on west and southern fells, at times may form to lower slopes nearest the Irish Sea. Likely to linger all day on higher fells, but north and east from Borrowdale some breaks above 800m.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20% west/south Lakes, 60% north/east.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Mostly cloudy, murky at times western Cumbria, but brighter toward northeast Lakes where visibility good below cloud.

How Cold? (at 750m)

9C rising to 12C

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

A relatively quiet start to the week, but expect local showers or patchy rain. Lowering pressure Wednesday into Thursday then leads to an unsettled end to the week. Widespread rain and heavy showers, some thundery downpours. The most sustained rain likely focused on England & Wales. Windier too, the strongest winds expected across southern Britain, where gales are possible at times Thursday-Friday. A little warmer through midweek, but no imminent return to hot weather. Likely staying generally unsettled through the weekend as low pressure continues to influence Britain.