The Lake District weather forecast
Met Office forecast for Friday
Issued 29 May at 04:47
Rain and cloud at first, mostly in the south and west, will clear to the east around mid morning. Showers will then return, which could be heavy with hail, thunder, and sleet or wet snow over the highest fells. These will ease during the evening and it will become drier overnight with some clear spells.
0600 to 0900
Light rain 70% chance of precipitation
0900 to 1200
Light rain showers 60% chance of precipitation
1200 to 1500
Light rain showers 40% chance of precipitation
1500 to 1800
Heavy rain 20% chance of precipitation
1800 to 2100
Light rain showers 20% chance of precipitation
2100 to 2400
Light rain showers (night) 30% chance of precipitation
Good or very good, falling to moderate or poor in rain and showers.
Occasional patches down to 700m, with bases falling to 500m in any showers.
Wind at 500m
Westerly 25-30mph with gusts of 35-40mph on exposed ridges and summits.
- Valleys/low level: Plus 5 Celsius, rising to plus 13 Celsius. Falling to plus 6 Celsius in the evening.
- At 900m: Plus 1 Celsius.
- Freezing level: Just above the summits.
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Storm force winds
Low risk - Gusts possibly reaching gale force on exposed ridges and summits this afternoon.
Severe chill effect
Medium risk - Strong winds will increase the chill throughout the day.
Persistent extensive hill fog
Low risk - Low risk of any thundery showers during the morning and early afternoon.
Heavy persistent rain
Medium risk - Moderate UV levels during the afternoon giving a risk of sunburn.
Forecast for Saturday
After some isolated showers in the early morning, with sleet over the highest fells, it will become mostly dry with sunny spells. Sunshine will become hazier in the evening as cloud builds from the west as a band of rain approaches.
Good or very good, but falling to moderate or poor in rain and showers
Most summits clear all day, with just the odd patch down to 700m in any early showers.
Wind at 500m
Northwesterly 20-25mph becoming southwesterly with gusts of 30-35mph on exposed ridges and summits.
- Valleys/low level: Plus 5 Celsius, rising to plus 14 Celsius. Falling to plus 8 Celsius in the evening.
- At 900m: Around zero to start, quickly rising to plus 3 Celsius.
- Freezing level 900m at first rising quickly above the summits.
Outlook for next few days
Persistent rain with heavy outbreaks will clear in the afternoon leaving showers and then clear conditions overnight. Light to moderate southeasterly winds becoming southwesterly and strengthening. Freezing level just above the summits.
Mostly clear and dry overnight, followed by scattered showers during the morning and a further band of rain later. Fresh westerly winds easing slightly and turning southwesterly. Freezing level above the summits.
Cloudy skies, with further showers or longer spells of rain are likely, along with a risk of thunder and hail, but conditions may improve towards the evening. Light to moderate southeasterly winds turning northwesterly. Freezing level above the summits.