The Lake District weather forecast

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Met Office forecast for Saturday

Issued 25 July at 16:15

After a largely clear and benign night across the park, a bright and sunny morning will follow. However, the sunshine will become more hazy through the afternoon as cloud starts to thicken from the west, possibly bringing a few isolated heavy showers to the area. Into the evening, showery outbreaks of rain will push in from the west bringing some heavy bursts to the fells and also hill fog.

0000 to 0300

Clear sky 0% chance of precipitation 0

0300 to 0600

Partly cloudy 0% chance of precipitation

0600 to 0900

Sunny 0% chance of precipitation

0900 to 1200

Sunny intervals 0% chance of precipitation

1200 to 1500

Sunny intervals 30% chance of precipitation

1500 to 1800

Light rain showers 30% chance of precipitation

1800 to 2100

Heavy Rain 80% chance of precipitation

2100 to 2400

Light rain 50-70% chance of precipitation

Visibility

Generally good or very good, but becoming moderate to poor in the showery rain later and very poor in the hill fog.

Hill fog

Any early fragments will soon clear after dawn leaving all fells free of cloud through the morning and afternoon. Into the evening, however, periods of hill fog will develop above 500m; especially western Fells.

Wind at 500m

Southerly 10mph, becoming west to southwesterly 15-25mph through the afternoon and evening.

Temperatures

  • Valleys/low level: Plus 14 becoming 25 Celsius into the afternoon, before falling to 14 by late evening.
  • At 900m: Plus 14 or 15 Celsius, but becoming 11 Celsius by late evening.
  • Freezing level: Well above the summits.

Daylight

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Hazards

Storm force winds

No risk

Gales

No risk

Severe chill effect

No risk

Persistent extensive hill fog

Low risk - Nil hill fog for much of the day. However, periods developing above 500m by late evening.

Thunderstorms

No risk

Heavy persistent rain

No risk

Strong sunlight

High risk - High risk of sunburn and dehydration in prolonged exposure to the sunshine.

Blizzards

No risk

Heavy snow

No risk

Forecast for Sunday

After a rather cloudy start, it will become brighter with sunny spells breaking through. This will trigger a scattering of showers, which may be heavy with a risk of lightning. An area of more widespread rain may push down from the northwest later in the afternoon and into the evening bringing a low risk of strong northwesterly winds for a time. It will feel much fresher across the hills than of late.

Visibility

Generally good or very good, but becoming poor in the showers and less than 100m where shrouded in the cloud.

Hill fog

Periods of hill fog above 500m to start the day, possibly extensive across western Fells, but bases will lift and break up through the morning with most Fells becoming clear of cloud outside showers during the afternoon. However, patches will reform down to 600m during showers. Extensive hill fog is likely to spread down from the northwest during the evening.

Wind at 500m

Southwesterly 15-20mph, low risk of becoming northwesterly 25-35mph during the late afternoon/evening period.

Temperatures

  • Valleys/low level: 14 becoming 19 Celsius during the afternoon, before falling to 13 Celsius by late evening.
  • At 900m: Plus 9 or 10 Celsius
  • Freezing level Above the summits.

Outlook for next few days

Monday

Dry and bright for much of the day with sunny spells. However, a few isolated showers may develop in the afternoon. Moderate to fresh northerly winds.

Tuesday

A largely dry day with variable amounts of cloud and some sunny spells. Becoming cloudier from the northwest later in the day with some patchy drizzle. Moderate northwesterly winds.

Wednesday

A rather windy day at height with bright or sunny spells and some showers. Hill fog may be rather extensive at times across the highest Fells. Fresh to strong northwesterly winds.

Recent conditions

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