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 14th August 2020
Last updated Thursday 13th August 2020 at 2:26 PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Many mountains dry; warm sunshine in the west. Low risk of isolated thundery showers forming. Greater threat of thunderstorms mid & south Wales. Fog persists in eastern Scotland and England from low levels upward; just some highest tops above this layer.

Headline for Lake District

Hills generally clear. Locally gusty wind. Small chance thunderstorm.

How windy? (On the summits)

East or northeasterly 20 to locally 30mph - strongest winds may extend to some lower slopes.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly fairly small - although sudden buffeting in gusts some lower slopes.

How Wet?

Rain very unlikely

Remote risk of isolated bursts of rain or possibly an isolated thunderstorm in the afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Most summits cloud free

Ribbons of fog from some valleys up after dawn. Will all or nearly all clear by mid or late morning.

Chance of cloud free summits?

90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of sunshine, local mist patches from dawn lower slopes. Visibility generally good; slight haze.

How Cold? (at 750m)

15C, locally a degree or so higher western fells in afternoon.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Lake District
Saturday 15th August 2020
Last updated Thursday 13th August 2020 at 2:26 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Easterly; speeds varied, typically 15-20mph or less, but risk of local gusts to 30mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Generally small, albeit locally gusty both higher and lower slopes (particularly through passes and cols and west of higher tops).

How Wet?

Rain very unlikely

Remote risk of isolated thundery downpour afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Summits extensively cloud free

Patches of cloud temporarily some higher slopes in morning, and also fog in and just above many valleys for a few hours following dawn.

Chance of cloud free summits?

80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Intermittent sunshine, although banks of cloud above some summits. Misty or foggy widely from lower slopes at first. This clearing from west across most of Cumbria, but remaining hazy.

How Cold? (at 750m)

16C; small variation all day.

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Viewing Forecast For

Lake District
Sunday 16th August 2020
Last updated Thursday 13th August 2020 at 2:26 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Easterly, 15 to 20mph, but locally may be gusty to 30mph near/west of major ridges and summits.

Effect of the wind on you?

Fairly small, but local gusty conditions possible, in places to low levels.

How Wet?

Rain unlikely

Small risk of rain encroaching from the south late in the day.

Cloud on the hills?

Little if any

Local banks of cloud or patchy low level fog from dawn, likely to soon all break up.

Chance of cloud free summits?

80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine fairly extensive, may weaken if high cloud builds. Visibility mostly excellent after any early mist clears, may leave slight haze for a time.

How Cold? (at 750m)

12 to 15C, warmest western fells.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

Remaining warm and humid through the weekend, particularly in western regions, whilst eastern areas are cooler under North Sea air, which brings a risk of lingering fog banks. The Scottish Highlands stay extensively dry. Thundery rain mostly confined to Wales, although rain may expand back northwards into the Pennines by Sunday. Into next week, light winds and areas of slow-moving showers at first, then a gradual change is likely as windier conditions move in from the Atlantic, with belts of rain or showers.