The Lake District weather forecast

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Met Office forecast for Thursday

Issued 18 September at 02:09

Early mist or fog will lift and clear during the morning leaving a bright day with lengthy spells of sunshine, particularly over the Western Fells. During the evening cloud will begin to push in from the east giving a generally overcast night with mist or fog, particularly in valleys, along with the chance of the odd spot of drizzle.

0600 to 0900

Medium-level cloud 0% chance of precipitation

0900 to 1200

Sunny intervals 0% chance of precipitation

1200 to 1500

Sunny intervals 0% chance of precipitation

1500 to 1800

Sunny intervals 0% chance of precipitation

1800 to 2100

Partly cloudy 0% chance of precipitation

2100 to 2400

Medium-level cloud 10% chance of precipitation

Visibility

Poor or very poor in mist or fog at first, increasing to moderate or good by lunchtime. Sunshine perhaps hazy at times.

Hill fog

Periods at 700m and occasional around 400m early morning, particularly in the east. Lifting to occasional patches at 700m during the afternoon. Becoming occasional around 400m again in the evening.

Wind at 500m

Southeasterly 15-20mph.

Temperatures

  • Valleys/low level: Plus 10 Celsius, rising to plus 23 Celsius.
  • At 900m: Around plus 10 Celsius.
  • 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 - Hill fog persistent at times during the morning and again towards midnight.

Thunderstorms

No risk

Heavy persistent rain

No risk

Strong sunlight

Medium risk - Risk of sunburn and dehydration during the afternoon.

Blizzards

No risk

Heavy snow

No risk

Forecast for Friday

A cloudy night, with mist and fog patches and the odd spot of drizzle at times. Then a mainly dry and fairly cloudy day. The best of any sunshine will be over the Western Fells although brighter spells are also likely further east during the afternoon. During the evening cloud will tend to thicken and spread westwards, and mist and for may re-form in the valleys.

Visibility

Poor or very poor in mist or fog at first, increasing to moderate or good by lunchtime. Sunshine perhaps hazy at times.

Hill fog

Widespread overnight and in the morning down to 500m, particularly in the east. This will tend to lift above the summits in the west by lunchtime, with occasional patches lingering to 600m in the east.

Wind at 500m

Southeasterly 20-25mph.

Temperatures

  • Valleys/low level: Plus 9 Celsius, rising to plus 21 Celsius.
  • At 900m: Around plus 11 Celsius.
  • Freezing level Well above the summits.

Outlook for next few days

Saturday

A mainly dry day with some bright or sunny spells, however there is a risk of some rain reaching the area during the evening. Light or moderate westerly winds.

Sunday

Any rain clearing overnight leaving clear spells allowing mist and fog patches to form. These clearing to give a bright day with some sunshine. Light and variable winds.

Monday

Another dry and bright day once any morning mist and fog lifts. Light and variable winds.

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