The Lake District weather forecast

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Met Office forecast for Saturday

Issued 28 November at 15:48

Overnight it will be mostly cloudy but dry. Then in the morning some light rain is expected particularly across the Southern Fells and around Keswick, but these will die out by the afternoon giving rise to some bright and sunny spells later through the day. The sky will cloud over again through the evening bringing some further light rain to the Western Fells but also extensive and persistent hill fog.

0000 to 0300

Partly cloudy 10% chance of precipitation

0300 to 0600

Partly cloudy 10% chance of precipitation

0600 to 0900

Light rain 40% chance of precipitation

0900 to 1200

Light rain 40% chance of precipitation

1200 to 1500

Sunny intervals 20% chance of precipitation

1500 to 1800

Medium-level cloud 0% chance of precipitation

1800 to 2100

Partly cloudy 10% chance of precipitation

2100 to 2400

Partly cloudy 30% chance of precipitation


Poor or moderate during the morning in rain and hill fog, but becoming very good later with distant peaks clearly visible, and deteriorating to moderate again later in the rain.

Hill fog

Occasional patches down to 500m in the early hours will rise above summit levels during the morning. Although some occasional patches may persist longer in the west. Hill fog developing again down to 300m during the afternoon, with some patches down to 200m across Southern Fells (and Western Fells later during the evening).

Wind at 500m

Southeast 20-25mph gusting to 35-40mph over exposed ridges and summits, becoming southwesterly 15-20mph by night.


  • Valleys/low level: Plus 6 Celsius rising to plus 11 Celsius and falling to plus 6 Celsius by night.
  • At 900m: Around Plus 7 Celsius falling to Plus 3 Celsius
  • Freezing level: Above the summits.


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Storm force winds

No risk


Low risk - Blustery conditions over the Fells, particularly during the morning.

Severe chill effect

Low risk - Strong wind and low temperatures will lead to cold conditions.

Persistent extensive hill fog

High risk - Hill fog down to 300m (and 200m at times) throughout the evening and into the night.


No risk

Heavy persistent rain

No risk

Strong sunlight

No risk


No risk

Heavy snow

No risk

Forecast for Sunday

Light rain and hill fog will peter out during the early hours of the morning, giving way to a cloudy but bright morning, with the occasional sunny spell. The afternoon will see cloud building but again with brighter spells, particularly in the south.


Moderate in the rain but becoming generally good, and very good on summits with distant peaks visible sitting above the low clouds.

Hill fog

Widespread down to 200m at first, this mostly lifting above the summits but occasional patches may remain down to 300m throughout the day. Periods of hill fog descend again during the later evening to around 500m.

Wind at 500m

Southwesterly 20mph gusting 30mph across summits at first. Becoming northwesterly 15mph later during the morning, and southeasterly 10mph again by nightfall.


  • Valleys/low level: Plus 6 Celsius, rising to Plus 11 Celsius and falling again to Plus 4 later.
  • At 900m: Around Plus 2 Celsius.
  • Freezing level Above the summits.

Outlook for next few days


Rain and hill fog down at 500m will spread from northwest in the morning. Some heavier outbreaks are likely at times but easing later. Freezing level will drop to 700m later in the day, so snow is expected above 500m. The rain, snow and hill fog will clear late in the evening and will be rather cold with significant wind chill. Light southeasterly winds becoming moderate southwesterly in the afternoon then strong northwesterly.


A cold and frosty start on the Fells with some wintry showers possible over higher ground through the morning and as the day goes on some bright or sunny spells are expected. Strong northwesterly winds becoming fresh westerly in the evening. Freezing level at 700m, but could drop to 500m in places, rising to 900m later.


Party cloudy overnight but then a nice sunny day but rather cold. In the evening clouds will spread once again and there is a chance of rain. Moderate westerly winds. Freezing level 900m at first, rising above summits during the day.

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