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
Monday 27th September 2021
Last updated Sun 26th Sep 21 at 2:24PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Residual heavy rain and low cloud from overnight will clear east in morning. Chiller conditions follow to all areas with a gusty southwesterly wind and showers; most frequent across Wales and also western Scotland where they will fall as sleet on the highest munros.

Headline for Lake District

Heavy rain clearing to showers. Increasingly blustery.

How windy? (On the summits)

Lull at dawn (legacy of overnight gales soon clearing easternmost hills) Then southwest winds increasing through morning; in range 25-35mph by afternoon.

Effect of the wind on you?

Increasingly blustery into the afternoon with conditions fairly arduous with considerable wind chill and buffeting.

How Wet?

Heavy rain clearing, then showers.

Wet start, as heavy rain from overnight lingers for a few hours after dawn, before clearing by late morning. Then dry for a time, before showers move in from the west, some heavy with risk thunder.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive at first, lifting to tops.

Murky start with extensive low cloud across the fells. However, marked rise in bases through morning as front clears, with cloud becoming confined to tops in afternoon.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20% lifting to 60% in afternoon.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Cloudy morning, bursts of sun into afternoon. Murky start, but visibility improving and becoming very good afternoon.

How Cold? (at 750m)

6C

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Lake District
Tuesday 28th September 2021
Last updated Sun 26th Sep 21 at 2:24PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Low confidence in detail: Southwesterly in the range 20 to 35mph, risk 45mph for a few hours in afternoon higher slopes.

Effect of the wind on you?

Be prepared for arduous conditions across the fells for several hours with considerable wind chill and buffeting.

How Wet?

Showers becoming heavy and frequent.

After a dry start, anticipate a deterioration as showers move in from the west and become frequent and increasingly heavy. Small risk thunder.

Cloud on the hills?

Becoming fairly extensive higher slopes.

Fells mostly clear at first, but increasingly, as rain moves in from the west, cloud will lower onto the fells and becoming extensive above 600-800m.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Lowering to 30%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Mostly cloudy, some sun, but mostly early in the day. Visibility good, but becoming mostly poor as rain develops.

How Cold? (at 750m)

5 or 6C

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Viewing Forecast For

Lake District
Wednesday 29th September 2021
Last updated Sun 26th Sep 21 at 2:24PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Northwesterly 25 to 40mph, risk 45mph at dawn, will slowly ease to around 15 to 25mph into the afternoon.

Effect of the wind on you?

Expect fairly arduous conditions through morning with significant wind chill and buffeting; conditions slowly easing.

How Wet?

Showers, most frequent morning

Showers will run in from the northwest, these frequent and heavy for a few hours in the morning when risk of thunder.

Cloud on the hills?

Fairly extensive on tops.

Cloud capping higher tops fairly extensively for several hours from dawn, especially westernmost fells where may linger all day across the tops.

Chance of cloud free summits?

50%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Mostly cloudy in morning, sunny breaks into the afternoon. Visibility very good, but poor in showers in morning.

How Cold? (at 750m)

4 or 5C

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

An unsettled and windy period of weather over the next 7 to 10 days with frequent areas of low pressure bringing bouts of upland gales or severe gales and rain; large falls accumulating across western hills. Chillier than of late, some days near freezing on higher Scottish tops with sleet and wet snow at times on the highest Munros.