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
Saturday 19th June 2021
Last updated Fri 18th Jun 21 at 7:13PM

Summary for all mountain areas

After a chilly start, a fine day will follow with a patchwork of sunshine. Chance of a few bursts of rain here and there, mainly inland in the afternoon. High cloud bases with hills extensively clear, although some banks of hill fog at first; particularly SE Highlands.

Headline for Lake District

Early cloud banks clearing. Then fine with hazy sun. Later blustery in west.

How windy? (On the summits)

South to southeast 10-20mph, although may increase marginally during day to 25mph to locally on western tops 30mph by evening.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small, but expect some buffeting western/southern fells later in day - affecting both higher and lower slopes.

How Wet?

Little or no rain

Chance of a few bursts of rain; likely to amount to very little.

Cloud on the hills?

Very little, bar some early cloud banks.

Summits extensively or completely cloud free. However some early banks possible for a few hours after dawn, mainly easternmost fells.

Chance of cloud free summits?

80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patches of sunshine, although overall extensive high level, sometimes thin cloud layers. Hazy although overall good visibility.

How Cold? (at 750m)

11C

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Lake District
Sunday 20th June 2021
Last updated Fri 18th Jun 21 at 7:13PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Low confidence in forecast: Easterly 25 to 40mph, risk 45-50mph higher tops for a few hours.

Effect of the wind on you?

Walking arduous, or on higher tops difficult, at times through the day.

How Wet?

Pulses of rain, perhaps much of day.

Areas of rain will edge north across the area to give frequent rainfall through day. Some heavy, perhaps thundery, pulses and may becoming more showery later.

Cloud on the hills?

Increasingly extensive

Perhaps some breaks at first, but soon cloud will become extensive across the fells and linger throughout the day.

Chance of cloud free summits?

30%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Little or no sun. Visibility often poor due to rain, and otherwise fairly hazy.

How Cold? (at 750m)

7C lifting to 9C

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Lake District
Monday 21st June 2021
Last updated Fri 18th Jun 21 at 7:13PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Low confidence in detail: Northeasterly 10 to 15mph

Effect of the wind on you?

Small

How Wet?

Scattered showers

A scattering of showers developing from mid morning onwards. Perhaps some locally heavy ones by afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly clear, but some early banks in east.

Hills mostly clear, but risk for a few hours early morning of cloud capping easternmost fells in fog.

Chance of cloud free summits?

70%

Sunshine and air clarity?

A patchwork of sun, but skies tending to fill in with cloud inland into the afternoon. Visibility very good away from showers.

How Cold? (at 750m)

5C lifting to 7C.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

Fairly chilly pattern early next week, but mostly fine with hills often clear as a ridge of high pressure dominates. However from midweek onwards, whilst turning warmer, it will become more changeable with the risk of pulses of showery rain from time to time as pressure gradually lowers from the west. However, there will still be some dry and fine periods; these conditions perhaps predominating still across eastern areas where broadly any rainfall amounts will be small.