The Lake District weather forecast

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Met Office forecast for Friday

Issued 31 July at 16:37

Cloudy overnight, with some patchy light rain and drizzle over the fells, and mist patches in some of the valleys. During the morning rain may become heavier and more persistent, particularly over western hills such as the Scafells and the Coniston fells. Further north and east towards Helvellyn and Skiddaw may do better with some breaks in the cloud and brighter spells. During the evening, rain will begin to die out over the whole park leaving a mainly dry night, with the exception of the odd light shower.

0000 to 0300

Medium-level cloud 20% chance of precipitation

0300 to 0600

Medium-level cloud 30% chance of precipitation

0600 to 0900

Light rain 40% chance of precipitation

0900 to 1200

Heavy Rain 60% chance of precipitation

1200 to 1500

Light rain showers 50% chance of precipitation

1500 to 1800

Light rain showers 40% chance of precipitation

1800 to 2100

Light rain showers 30% chance of precipitation

2100 to 2400

Partly cloudy 20% chance of precipitation


Generally moderate, occasionally good in the north and east, but poor in any heavier rain and drizzle.

Hill fog

Persistent at around 700m throughout the period in the west, with occasional patches down to 400m particularly during the morning and in any heavier rain. Similar in the east to start, lifting to above the summits by afternoon.

Wind at 500m

Southwesterly 20-25mph with gusts up to 40mph, easing to 10-15mph during the evening.


  • Valleys/low level: Plus 12 Celsius, rising to plus 19 Celsius, before dropping back to plus 12 Celsius.
  • At 900m: Around plus 8 Celsius.
  • Freezing level: Above the summits.


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Storm force winds

No risk


No risk

Severe chill effect

No risk

Persistent extensive hill fog

Medium risk - Extensive hill fog could lead to navigational problems at times, particularly in the west.


No risk

Heavy persistent rain

No risk

Strong sunlight

No risk


No risk

Heavy snow

No risk

Forecast for Saturday

After a dry start to the night, rain will push up from the south reaching all parts by dawn. Some of this rain is expected to be on the heavy side, particularly on southern and eastern fells where some very high rainfall totals could accumulate through the day, resulting in streams and rivers becoming full and difficult to cross. Rain will continue through the evening.


Generally moderate, but poor in rain.

Hill fog

Persistent down to 500m through the day with occasional patches below this in heavier rain, making navigation difficult even to fairly low levels.

Wind at 500m

Northeasterly 10-15mph.


  • Valleys/low level: Plus 10 Celsius in the morning, rising to plus 16 Celsius in the afternoon, before falling back to plus 11 Celsius in the evening.
  • At 900m: Around Plus 7 Celsius.
  • Freezing level Above the summits.

Outlook for next few days


Remaining unsettled with spells of rain particularly during the morning. Becoming drier during the afternoon. Persistent hill fog in the morning. Moderate westerly winds.


Mainly dry with some sunnier spells, however light rain and drizzle may affect central and western fells at times. Light southwesterly winds are expected, becoming southerly later.


Another mainly dry day, with the risk of some light rain and drizzle at times. Light southerly winds.

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