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The Lake District weather forecast


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Met Office forecast for Sunday

Issued 5 July at 03:39

A dry and clear start to the day. However, heavy and thundery showers will develop across the park during the afternoon. These are expected to clear by midnight allowing some clear spells to develop across the park.

0600 to 0900

Sunny intervals 0% chance of precipitation

0900 to 1200

Sunny intervals 40% chance of precipitation

1200 to 1500

Heavy rain 80% chance of precipitation

1500 to 1800

Heavy rain 80% chance of precipitation

1800 to 2100

Heavy rain 60% chance of precipitation

2100 to 2400

Partly cloudy 20% chance of precipitation


Generally good but moderate in showers and poor to very poor in heavy or thundery showers.

Hill fog

Generally no hill fog in the morning, but patches down to 500m expected associated with heavy and thundery showers. Occasional fog down to 400m will develop mainly over the south of the park during the evening.

Wind at 500m

Southerly 20-25mph gusting 35mph in showers, becoming southwesterly 15-20mph gusting 30mph.


  • Valleys/low level: Plus 11 Celsius rising to plus 21 Celsius during the day before falling to plus 12 Celsius by nightfall.
  • At 900m: Plus 8 Celsius.
  • Freezing level: 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 - Patches of fog down to 500m due to showers. Periods down to 400m in the south during the evening.


Medium risk - Lightning risk within heavy showers during the afternoon, especially on exposed ridges and summits.

Heavy persistent rain

Low risk - Heavy showers are likely. There is a low risk of local surface water flooding.

Strong sunlight

High risk - Risk of very high UV levels in prolonged sunshine.


No risk

Heavy snow

No risk

Forecast for Monday

A mainly dry start with clear or sunny spells and just the odd light shower. However, it will turn cloudier from noon onwards as a band of rain moves across the park from the west during the afternoon. Isolated heavy outbreaks of rain are possible. This rain will gradually ease and become more localised towards midnight.


Generally moderate, becoming poor to very poor in heavy showers.

Hill fog

Occasional fog down to 400m mainly in the south of the park, clearing during the morning for a time. In the band of rain, periods of fog at 600m and occasional at 400m, with patches down to 200m locally along the west of the park.

Wind at 500m

Southwesterly 15-20mph gusting 30mph. Becoming southerly 25-30mph gusting 45mph over the highest peaks in the afternoon.


  • Valleys/low level: Plus 12 Celsius rising to plus 19 Celsius during the day before falling to plus 13 Celsius by nightfall.
  • At 900m: Plus 8 Celsius.
  • Freezing level Freezing level above the peaks.

Outlook for next few days


Rain in the early hours will clear by morning, to leave some sunny spells but some scattered, possibly thundery showers as well. Moderate southwesterly winds, becoming westerly by late evening. Freezing level above summits.


Mainly cloudy with scattered showers. Showers dying out by midnight. Moderate westerly winds. Freezing level above summits.


Staring dry but mostly cloudy. Isolated showers are expected to develop during the afternoon, these mainly light. Moderate westerly winds becoming light northwesterly. Freezing level above summits.

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