The Lake District weather forecast

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Met Office forecast for Saturday

Issued 22 November at 02:24

Light rain is expected to affect the area at first and this will clear to the east early on, leaving some brighter spells during the afternoon. More cloud will come in from the west, with the risk of rain showers during the evening.

0600 to 0900

Light rain 40% chance of precipitation

0900 to 1200

Medium-level cloud 10% chance of precipitation

1200 to 1500

Light rain showers 40% chance of precipitation

1500 to 1800

Medium-level cloud 20% chance of precipitation

1800 to 2100

Medium-level cloud 40% chance of precipitation

2100 to 2400

Medium-level cloud 30% chance of precipitation

Visibility

Generally good but moderate in rain.

Hill fog

Persistent hill fog down to 500m mainly across the southern and western fells. This will lift and rise above the fell tops late in the evening.

Wind at 500m

Southeasterly 40mph with gusts up to 50mph at first, steadily decreasing to a 10mph westerly during the afternoon.

Temperatures

  • Valleys/low level: Plus 7 Celsius, rising to plus 10 Celsius.
  • At 900m: Plus 5 Celsius, falling to plus 1 Celsius after dusk.
  • Freezing level: Mostly well above the summits, falling to the levels of the highest summits during the late evening.

Daylight

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Hazards

Storm force winds

No risk

Gales

Medium risk - Gales force winds are possible early on. Buffeting is likely on exposed fells.

Severe chill effect

Medium risk - During the morning, strong winds and rainfall could combine to give strong chill effects.

Persistent extensive hill fog

High risk - Persistent hill fog below 500m across the park during the day, clearing overnight.

Thunderstorms

No risk

Heavy persistent rain

No risk

Strong sunlight

No risk

Blizzards

No risk

Heavy snow

No risk

Forecast for Sunday

After a wet and cloudy start, a day of sunny spells and scattered clouds. Generally dry but there may be an isolated light shower. Clearer spells in the evening allowing temperatures to fall again.

Visibility

Good or very good, giving good views across the park.

Hill fog

Most fells staying clear with some isolated patches close to the highest summits.

Wind at 500m

Westerly 15mph, but increasing to 25mph after dark.

Temperatures

  • Valleys/low level: Plus 7 Celsius rising to plus 12 Celsius.
  • At 900m: Plus 1 Celsius but likely to fall below freezing during the evening.
  • Freezing level 800m during the morning, but lifting above peaks after dusk.

Outlook for next few days

Monday

After a cold, crisp start to the day, sunshine with light winds and scattered cloud for most of the day, but more persistent cloud moving in after dusk which increases the risk of hill fog and some precipitation.

Tuesday

A cloudy day with hill fog likely, but feeling warmer. A band of rain slowly moving in from the east expected to affect the region after dark, though any rain should remain light.

Wednesday

Remaining unsettled with cloud and rain possible at times. Light winds.

Recent conditions

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