The Lake District weather forecast

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Met Office forecast for Saturday

Issued 25 October at 03:36

Generally cloudy with occasional bright spells breaking through; the best of these will be to the lee of the fells, especially in eastern parts of the park. Most parts will remain dry throughout, although there could be isolated drizzly outbreaks of rain at times. Southwesterly winds will become increasing strong through the day, with gales expected over high ground.

0600 to 0900

Medium-level cloud 20% chance of precipitation

0900 to 1200

Medium-level cloud 20% chance of precipitation

1200 to 1500

Medium-level cloud 20% chance of precipitation

1500 to 1800

Medium-level cloud 10% chance of precipitation

1800 to 2100

Partly cloudy 10% chance of precipitation

2100 to 2400

Partly cloudy 10% chance of precipitation

Visibility

Generally good, though distant peaks lacking some clarity. Occasionally moderate or poor in drizzly outbreaks of rain.

Hill fog

Occasional hill fog around 800m with occasional patches around 600m.

Wind at 500m

Southwesterly 30mph with gusts 45mph, strengthening through the day to 40mph with gusts of 60-65mph.

Temperatures

  • Valleys/low level: Plus 9 Celsius, rising to plus 13 Celsius, then dropping to plus 10 Celsius.
  • At 900m: Plus 3 Celsius.
  • Freezing level: Above the summits.

Daylight

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Hazards

Storm force winds

Low risk - Low risk of gusts approaching storm force over the summits overnight.

Gales

High risk - Gales expected across high ground throughout, possibly severe overnight.

Severe chill effect

No risk

Persistent extensive hill fog

No risk

Thunderstorms

No risk

Heavy persistent rain

No risk

Strong sunlight

No risk

Blizzards

No risk

Heavy snow

No risk

Forecast for Sunday

Cloudy with isolated outbreaks of rain, although these may turn heavy and persistent at times in the far north of the park. The best of any brightness will be in eastern parts of the park towards High Street. Gale force southwesterly winds continue.

Visibility

Generally good, though distant peaks lacking some clarity. Occasionally moderate or poor in drizzly outbreaks of rain.

Hill fog

Occasional hill fog down to 800m, becoming persistent through the evening. Periods down to 400m, mainly in the south and west, becoming persistent overnight.

Wind at 500m

Southwesterly 45-50mph with gusts 60-65mph.

Temperatures

  • Valleys/low level: Plus 10 Celsius, rising to plus 14 Celsius, then dropping to plus 11 Celsius.
  • At 900m: Plus 6 Celsius.
  • Freezing level Above the summits.

Outlook for next few days

Monday

Mostly cloudy with isolated outbreaks of drizzly rain at times. The best of any brightness to the lee of eastern fells. Gale-force southwesterly winds begin to ease a little, but remain strong. Freezing level above the summits.

Tuesday

Cloudy with isolated outbreaks of drizzly rain to begin, then a band of persistent and heavy rain spreads south through the afternoon, with cooler and drier conditions following overnight. Strong southwesterly winds becoming light northwesterlies through the morning. Freezing level above the summits to begin, but dropping to 1000m overnight.

Wednesday

A cool start, with perhaps a localised grass frost in places. Dry with plenty of sunny spells. Light southeasterly winds. Freezing level around 1000m to begin, but climbing above the summits again overnight.

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