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
Sunday 29th May 2022
Last updated Sat 28th May 22 at 2:27PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Chilly northerly winds, mostly fairly light, will bring a few showers, of snow higher areas Scottish Highlands, but the risk of heavier showery rain to Wales - mainly South Wales. Patches of sun, although extensive cloud overall.

Headline for Lake District

Light wind; a few showers afternoon. Chilly.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northerly, 10 to 15mph, perhaps 20mph for a few hours after dawn.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small

How Wet?

A few showers afternoon

Risk of an isolated shower morning. From midday, a scattering of brief showers, giving hail on higher tops.

Cloud on the hills?

Very little

Cloud almost all above the summits by late morning as patches on higher areas clear.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Almost certain by late morning

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of sun before cloud gradually fills in through the middle of the day. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 750m)

3C rising to 7C.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Lake District
Monday 30th May 2022
Last updated Sat 28th May 22 at 2:27PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Westerly mostly 15mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small

How Wet?

Increasingly showery through afternoon

Risk isolated showery rain morning, perhaps hail on higher tops. Will tend to deteriorate from later morning as showers become more widespread, particularly east Cumbria. However, western fells may well have little precipitation all day.

Cloud on the hills?

Will come and go, sometimes very extensive and low

Considerable variation, particularly afternoon. Broadly, cloud base will rise from 550 to 800m (lowest near coast) after dawn to or above highest fells by late morning. But in rain, expect fog widely on higher slopes and in some areas on lower slopes.

Chance of cloud free summits?

50%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patches of sunshine will tend to give way to occasional bursts of sun, although coasts and later further inland may well become sunny again. Often excellent visibility but poor in rain.

How Cold? (at 750m)

5C.

Freezing Level

Above the summits, but slight frost at first some valleys and upland dips.

Viewing Forecast For

Lake District
Tuesday 31st May 2022
Last updated Sat 28th May 22 at 2:27PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Westerly between 5 and 15mph. Risk gusts 25mph in places.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly negligible, but near precipitation, there may be sudden gusts on both higher and lower slopes.

How Wet?

Areas showery, possibly thundery rain

Confidence in detail low: A day of widespread showers, merging into areas of thundery rain - concentrated on the afternoon and evening. However, extensive dry weather over the sea may for periods reach at least west Cumbria.

Cloud on the hills?

Many tops cloud covered for periods

Overall, expect fog to cover higher areas, sometimes forming from lowest slopes up. However, clearer air over the sea may extend well inland to clear the cloud to 750m or above for periods.

Chance of cloud free summits?

30%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Pockets of sun here and there, although during the afternoon sunshine may extend slowly inland from off the sea. The air very clear, but in rain often misty or murky.

How Cold? (at 750m)

5C

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

Relatively low temperatures on the mountains until later in the week; particularly on the Scottish highlands where higher tops will frequently be near freezing point. Showers, some heavy and thundery, giving hail and on higher tops snow, will be widespread, particularly in the afternoons, when in some areas they will merge to give a few hours of precipitation with risk thunder. Signs of a few warmer drier days toward or into next weekend.