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
Wednesday 23rd September 2020
Last updated Tuesday 22nd September 2020 at 4:20 PM

Summary for all mountain areas

In Scotland, many places dry, but a few showers moving around slowly, of snow on higher summits. Chilly, but winds light. A complex front drifts east across England & Wales - rain may well largely clear, but risk of showers following, may cluster together.

Headline for Lake District

Cool. Largely dry, wind fairly light.

How windy? (On the summits)

North to northwesterly 15-20mph for a few hours around dawn into the morning. Becoming northeasterly or variable, dropping to 10-15mph or less afternoon.

Effect of the wind on you?

Fairly small, but notable wind chill where exposed on tops.

How Wet?

Isolated showers

Remnants of overnight rain clears southeastwards before or around dawn. Then often dry, but expect scattered showers, with hail sometimes to low levels.

Cloud on the hills?

Breaks to most tops

Banks of cloud on the fells from dawn, soon confined to higher slopes and breaking to higher slopes. Rare patches below 700m around showers.

Chance of cloud free summits?

80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Lengthy amounts of sunshine, but obscured at times by banks of cloud at various heights. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 750m)

5C

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Lake District
Thursday 24th September 2020
Last updated Tuesday 22nd September 2020 at 4:20 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Low confidence: Mostly east or southeasterly, 15 to 25mph, perhaps 30-35mph for a time.

Effect of the wind on you?

Fairly small, but risk blustery and chilly on higher areas at least part of day.

How Wet?

Risk persistent rain, heavy showers

Rain is expected to pivot slowly across northern England - duration of heavier rain uncertain. Risk persistent over several or many hours. May become clusters of heavy possibly thundery showers.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive in rain

Likely to cover higher fells much of the day, but forming widely to lower levels if rain sets in. Away from rain, some breaks may occur.

Chance of cloud free summits?

40%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Mostly cloudy, any sun weak through layers of high cloud. Visibility very good away from rain, but poor if rain sets in.

How Cold? (at 750m)

3 or 4C.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Lake District
Friday 25th September 2020
Last updated Tuesday 22nd September 2020 at 4:20 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

North to northwesterly, 20 to 30mph, may reach 40mph for a time.

Effect of the wind on you?

Considerable buffeting at times on higher terrain; significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Rare if any showers

Risk of isolated brief showers, with hail.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly very little

Patches covering some slopes in morning, but soon confined above 800m, and breaking frequently to higher summits.

Chance of cloud free summits?

70%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Frequent bright sunshine. Excellent visibility.

How Cold? (at 750m)

2 to 4C.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

Generally chilly into the weekend with higher mountains near or just below freezing point, and overnight frost in many valleys, notable early-season low temperatures Highland glens. A complex low pivots eastwards on Thursday - rain focused across England, Wales & southern Scotland. Strong northerly winds follow on Friday with scattered hail showers, snow on the Munros. Pressure builds by Saturday leading to largely dry conditions and very clear air. Early next week, westerly winds are expected to return, with rain at times, low cloud and varied temperatures.