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The Lake District weather forecast

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Met Office forecast for Wednesday

Issued 2 September at 03:28

Any mist will soon clear, but scattered showers arriving from the north during the morning could turn heavy with a small chance of the odd rumble of thunder at first. The risk of thunder will diminish and the showers will largely clear during the afternoon, with some sunny breaks developing, especially over the northern fells such as Skiddaw. Clouding over into the night with the chance of a few light showers.

0600 to 0900

Heavy rain 30% chance of precipitation

0900 to 1200

Light rain showers 30% chance of precipitation

1200 to 1500

Sunny intervals 20% chance of precipitation

1500 to 1800

Sunny intervals 20% chance of precipitation

1800 to 2100

Sunny intervals 30% chance of precipitation

2100 to 2400

Partly cloudy 20% chance of precipitation

Visibility

Generally good, becoming moderate in any showers, but very poor in any early mist and hill fog.

Hill fog

Occasional above 600m with patches to 400m at first, clearing by afternoon.

Wind at 500m

Northwesterly 15-20mph, with gusts of up to 25mph over exposed ridges.

Temperatures

  • Valleys/low level: Plus 9 Celsius, rising to plus 16 Celsius then falling to plus 9 Celsius.
  • At 900m: Plus 4 Celsius.
  • Freezing level: 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

No risk

Thunderstorms

Low risk - Small risk of thunderstorms at first this morning, this risk decreasing by the afternoon.

Heavy persistent rain

No risk

Strong sunlight

Low risk - Strong sunshine in sunny breaks during the afternoon bring the chance of sunburn.

Blizzards

No risk

Heavy snow

No risk

Forecast for Thursday

A cloudy start, with the odd spot of light rain where the cloud thickens enough. For the rest of the day it will remain rather dull and cloudy but largely dry, with perhaps the odd brighter spell possible. Some patchy light rain may affect the park during the evening.

Visibility

Generally good, becoming moderate in any showers.

Hill fog

Cloud above summits at first, gradually lowering to occasional above 600m by evening.

Wind at 500m

Northwesterly 15-20mph with gusts of 35mph over the highest summits.

Temperatures

  • Valleys/low level: Plus 9 Celsius, rising to plus 16 Celsius, falling to plus 9 Celsius again at night.
  • At 900m: Plus 4 Celsius.
  • Freezing level Above the summits.

Outlook for next few days

Friday

Another mainly dry but cloudy day, though some patchy light rain may affect the north of the park at times. Light north or northwesterly winds.

Saturday

Remaining dry into the weekend, but staying largely cloudy. Some brighter intervals perhaps developing further southwest. Light northerly winds.

Sunday

Continuing cloudy and dry for the most part, though the odd spot of patchy rain at times cannot be ruled out. Light northwesterly winds.

Recent conditions

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