The Lake District weather forecast

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Met Office forecast for Friday

Issued 29 May at 04:47

Rain and cloud at first, mostly in the south and west, will clear to the east around mid morning. Showers will then return, which could be heavy with hail, thunder, and sleet or wet snow over the highest fells. These will ease during the evening and it will become drier overnight with some clear spells.

0600 to 0900

Light rain 70% chance of precipitation

0900 to 1200

Light rain showers 60% chance of precipitation

1200 to 1500

Light rain showers 40% chance of precipitation

1500 to 1800

Heavy rain 20% chance of precipitation

1800 to 2100

Light rain showers 20% chance of precipitation

2100 to 2400

Light rain showers (night) 30% chance of precipitation

Visibility

Good or very good, falling to moderate or poor in rain and showers.

Hill fog

Occasional patches down to 700m, with bases falling to 500m in any showers.

Wind at 500m

Westerly 25-30mph with gusts of 35-40mph on exposed ridges and summits.

Temperatures

  • Valleys/low level: Plus 5 Celsius, rising to plus 13 Celsius. Falling to plus 6 Celsius in the evening.
  • At 900m: Plus 1 Celsius.
  • Freezing level: Just above the summits.

Daylight

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Hazards

Storm force winds

No risk

Gales

Low risk - Gusts possibly reaching gale force on exposed ridges and summits this afternoon.

Severe chill effect

Medium risk - Strong winds will increase the chill throughout the day.

Persistent extensive hill fog

No risk

Thunderstorms

Low risk - Low risk of any thundery showers during the morning and early afternoon.

Heavy persistent rain

No risk

Strong sunlight

Medium risk - Moderate UV levels during the afternoon giving a risk of sunburn.

Blizzards

No risk

Heavy snow

No risk

Forecast for Saturday

After some isolated showers in the early morning, with sleet over the highest fells, it will become mostly dry with sunny spells. Sunshine will become hazier in the evening as cloud builds from the west as a band of rain approaches.

Visibility

Good or very good, but falling to moderate or poor in rain and showers

Hill fog

Most summits clear all day, with just the odd patch down to 700m in any early showers.

Wind at 500m

Northwesterly 20-25mph becoming southwesterly with gusts of 30-35mph on exposed ridges and summits.

Temperatures

  • Valleys/low level: Plus 5 Celsius, rising to plus 14 Celsius. Falling to plus 8 Celsius in the evening.
  • At 900m: Around zero to start, quickly rising to plus 3 Celsius.
  • Freezing level 900m at first rising quickly above the summits.

Outlook for next few days

Sunday

Persistent rain with heavy outbreaks will clear in the afternoon leaving showers and then clear conditions overnight. Light to moderate southeasterly winds becoming southwesterly and strengthening. Freezing level just above the summits.

Monday

Mostly clear and dry overnight, followed by scattered showers during the morning and a further band of rain later. Fresh westerly winds easing slightly and turning southwesterly. Freezing level above the summits.

Tuesday

Cloudy skies, with further showers or longer spells of rain are likely, along with a risk of thunder and hail, but conditions may improve towards the evening. Light to moderate southeasterly winds turning northwesterly. Freezing level above the summits.

Recent conditions

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