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 17th August 2022
Last updated Tue 16th Aug 22 at 4:50PM

Summary for all mountain areas

A ridge of high pressure will bring an improving day with low cloud breaking to reveal occasional sunshine. However, the legacy of a front across Wales and S Pennines will give low cloud and patchy drizzle in the morning, but brighter conditions will arrive into the afternoon, and the gusty northeast wind will ease.

Headline for Lake District

Blustery start, winds easing. Hills becoming clear with sunny periods.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northeasterly 20 to 30mph at first, easing toward midday and becoming 10 to 15mph or less in the afternoon.

Effect of the wind on you?

Blustery morning, will impede walking at times. Strongest winds not necessarily on highest slopes. Becoming small in the afternoon.

How Wet?

Any early spots, soon clearing.

Any isolated spots of rain or drizzle at first will soon fizzle out. Then dry.

Cloud on the hills?

Early low cloud, will lift and clear.

The legacy of overnight low cloud will linger on some fells into the early morning period, before breaking up and dispersing, leaving all areas clear.

Chance of cloud free summits?

50% lifting to 90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Variable cloud and sunny periods. Visibility becoming excellent.

How Cold? (at 750m)

7 to 9C

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Viewing Forecast For

Lake District
Thursday 18th August 2022
Last updated Tue 16th Aug 22 at 4:50PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly 15 to 25mph, risk 30mph tops at times.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mat impede walking at times through the day across the tops.

How Wet?

Dry morning, then heavy showers.

After a dry morning, thickening cloud will bring and increasing risk of heavy bursts of showery rain pushing in from the west during the afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Increasingly covering the fells

Some good breaks at first with many fells clear, bar a few patches. However, increasingly low cloud will form over higher slopes as showery rain moves in.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Lowering to 20% in showery rain.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Becoming increasingly cloudy with early patches of sun soon giving way. Visibility sometimes poor due to rain.

How Cold? (at 750m)

10C lifting to 13C

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Viewing Forecast For

Lake District
Friday 19th August 2022
Last updated Tue 16th Aug 22 at 4:50PM

How windy? (On the summits)

West to southwesterly 15 to 25mph

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small

How Wet?

Scattered showers

A scattering of showers moving in from the west through the day. Some hills may escape dry, especially in the east.

Cloud on the hills?

Covering tops for periods

Cloud will cover the fell tops for periods. Mostly early in the morning, when there may be banks to 600-700m, and again in showers. Breaks to tops otherwise.

Chance of cloud free summits?

60%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patches of sun breaking through the cloud at times. Visibility good, but lowering in showers.

How Cold? (at 750m)

9 to 11C

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

A more unsettled period of weather ahead over the coming week, as low pressure will be often anchored to the northwest of the British Isles. This will result in west to southwesterly winds prevailing, with periods of strong winds or even gales at times, with frequent rainfall across western mountains, and rainfall more occasional further east where the best of the dry and bright weather will occur. Generally cooler, but warm sectors will move in at times over England and Wales bringing an increase in humidity levels once again.