The Lake District weather forecast
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.
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
Severe chill effect
Persistent extensive hill fog
Medium risk - Extensive hill fog could lead to navigational problems at times, particularly in the west.
Heavy persistent rain
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.
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
- 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.