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
Friday 10th April 2020
Last updated Thursday 9th April 2020 at 4:38 PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Scotland: Extensive low cloud central/southern Highlands, and patches elsewhere, will lift. Many hills clearing, but patches persisting some high tops and more widely around west coast. Showers. England and Wales: A largely fine day with hazy sunshine through high level cloud. A few showers.

Headline for Lake District

Mostly fine with some hazy sun through high cloud. Showers developing.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southerly between 15 and 25mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Fairly small.

How Wet?

Showers developing.

A few showers developing, mainly into the afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly clear, patches around showers.

Summits mostly clear of cloud, although after dawn and again in and following any showers, patches forming down to 600-700m.

Chance of cloud free summits?

80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional hazy sunshine through extensive high level cloud. Hazy.

How Cold? (at 750m)

11C

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Lake District
Saturday 11th April 2020
Last updated Thursday 9th April 2020 at 4:38 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

West to southwesterly 15 to 25mph

Effect of the wind on you?

Small

How Wet?

Risk of bursts of rain.

Some lengthy dry periods, perhaps for several hours. However, increasing risk through the day of some bursts of rain here and there, locally giving prolonged rain for up to an hour.

Cloud on the hills?

Varying, patches to lower slopes in rain.

Low confidence: Cloud bases varying. Hills perhaps clear at first, but cloud soon covering the fell tops, and in rain more widely ragged patches forming at varying levels from lower slopes up.

Chance of cloud free summits?

40%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Some hazy sun through high cloud at first, but increasingly overcast skies. Visibility very good, but deteriorating in rain.

How Cold? (at 750m)

8C lowering to 5C

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Lake District
Sunday 12th April 2020
Last updated Thursday 9th April 2020 at 4:38 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Low confidence in forecast: Little wind for several hours, later becoming easterly 15 to 25mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small.

How Wet?

Increasing risk of showers.

Perhaps many hours dry, but increasing risk through the day of clusters of showers developing. Some fells may miss these, whilst others see persistent rain over an hour or two.

Cloud on the hills?

At times above tops, but lowering in rain.

Cloud likely confined to or above the fells for a few hours, but in and around showers, patches will form at varying heights with fairly persistent hill fog developing on higher tops.

Chance of cloud free summits?

50%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patches of sun from dawn, but becoming mostly cloudy through day. Visibility good, but slight haze. Lowering further in showers.

How Cold? (at 750m)

8C

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

Rain from time to time through the weekend as a shallow but complicated area of low pressure drifts across Britain. High pressure will then dominate, bringing several fine days next week. Scottish MR Note: Scot Gov has stated that "essential travel only must be undertaken" in order to protect our rural communities and prevent extra pressure on our Emergency Services. Now is the time to avoid unnecessary mountain activities and consider our social responsibilities. More info, visit: https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/