The Lake District weather forecast

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Met Office forecast for Friday

Issued 24 April at 15:17

Dry overnight with some clear spells. Some patchy low cloud forming. This burning off in the morning then mainly dry with some bright or sunny spells. Cloud will increase in the afternoon with some showery outbreaks of rain developing later in the afternoon and in the evening, some heavy especially over southern and eastern fells.

0000 to 0300

Clear sky 0% chance of precipitation 0

0300 to 0600

Partly cloudy 0% chance of precipitation

0600 to 0900

Sunny intervals 0% chance of precipitation

0900 to 1200

Sunny 0% chance of precipitation

1200 to 1500

Light rain showers 20% chance of precipitation

1500 to 1800

Light rain 40% chance of precipitation

1800 to 2100

Heavy Rain 70% chance of precipitation

2100 to 2400

Light rain 60% chance of precipitation


A few overnight mist or fog patches. Otherwised mostly good though rather hazy especially in the east. Falling moderate locally poor in the rain.

Hill fog

Patchy down to 300m mainly in south and east and lifting during morning. Then little during the main part of the day, very isolated patches above 750m. These becoming more widespread over the summits later in the afternoon and in the evening with a few patches to 450m developing in the east.

Wind at 500m

Easterly 15-20mph, steadily increasing 35 gusts 50mph during the evening.


  • Valleys/low level: Falling to Plus 5 Celsius by dawn then rising to 16 Celsius in the afternoon falling to 10 Celsius in the evening.
  • At 900m: Plus 4 Celsius rising to Plus 7 Celsius for a time in the afternoon.
  • Freezing level: Above the summits.


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Storm force winds

No risk


Low risk - Easterly winds strengthening in evening perhaps reaching gale on some higher slopes by midnight.

Severe chill effect

No risk

Persistent extensive hill fog

Low risk - Any fog patchy and mainly early morning and late afternoon and evening.


No risk

Heavy persistent rain

Low risk - Risk over southern and eastern fells later in the afternoon in the evening.

Strong sunlight

Medium risk - Sunburn risk in the late morning to early afternoon period.


No risk

Heavy snow

No risk

Forecast for Saturday

Cloudy in the morning and early afternoon with some occasional outbreaks of rain, though quite spradic with some brighter spells especially in the west. Becoming mainly dry later with some sunny then clear intervals.


Moderate to good at best, and rather hazy in the morning. Poor in any heavier bursts of rain.

Hill fog

Occasional above 750-900m mainly over eastern fells with the odd patch to 500m in rain.

Wind at 500m

Easterly 35 gusts 50mph overnioght becoming southeast and slowly easing 25 gusts 35mph during the day.


  • Valleys/low level: No lower than Plus 9 Celsius overnight rising 15 Celsius in the afternoon and down to 8 Celsius by midnight.
  • At 900m: Plus 5 Celsius.
  • Freezing level Above the summits.

Outlook for next few days


A mainly dry day with some sunshine. A few light showers are possible around the middle of the day. Fresh northeasterly winds and freezing levels remaining above the summits.


Dry with some bright or sunny spells after early morning mist or low cloud burns off. Mostly light winds with a moderate northeasterly on the summits which will remain above freezing.


After a dry start cloud will gradually thicken to allow some outbreaks of rain to develop. Mainly light winds with freezing levels above the summits.

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