The Lake District weather forecast

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Met Office forecast for Wednesday

Issued 21 October at 16:02

A clear and chilly night, with just the odd light shower. Then a bright and dry start to the day, before cloud builds from the west with some rain and drizzle reaching the area by lunchtime. This will give a cloudy and damp afternoon, with the rain perhaps turning heavy over western fells, before beginning to ease during the evening.

0000 to 0300

Clear sky 10% chance of precipitation 0

0300 to 0600

Partly cloudy 10% chance of precipitation

0600 to 0900

Medium-level cloud 20% chance of precipitation

0900 to 1200

Medium-level cloud 30% chance of precipitation

1200 to 1500

Light rain 70% chance of precipitation

1500 to 1800

Light rain 60% chance of precipitation

1800 to 2100

Medium-level cloud 40% chance of precipitation

2100 to 2400

Medium-level cloud 30% chance of precipitation


Generally good or very good, but moderate in rain and poor in any heavier rain or drizzle.

Hill fog

Most summits starting clear, but hill fog moving in from the west by lunchtime, becoming persistent down to 600m with occasional patches down to 400m particularly in the west.

Wind at 500m

Northwesterly 40-45mph with gusts to 70mph. By lunchtime becoming southwesterly 30-35mph with gusts to 50mph on the most exposed ridges and summits.


  • Valleys/low level: Plus 3 Celsius, rising to plus 13 Celsius in the afternoon.
  • At 900m: Initially around plus 1 Celsius, rising to around plus 4 Celsius through the day.
  • Freezing level: Above the summits.


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Storm force winds

Low risk - Risk of losing one's footing in gusts on exposed ridges and summits in strongest winds at first.


High risk - Gale force winds expected across higher ground with considerable buffeting.

Severe chill effect

Medium risk - Severe wind chill expected associated with strong winds particularly at first.

Persistent extensive hill fog

Medium risk - Hill fog becoming persistent by the afternoon giving navigational difficulties above 600m.


No risk

Heavy persistent rain

No risk

Strong sunlight

No risk


No risk

Heavy snow

No risk

Forecast for Thursday

A mostly cloudy and mild night with some patchy light rain and drizzle, especially on western fells. During the morning this may become more persistent and widespread. Remaining cloudy for the rest of the day with further rain and drizzle, particularly in the west. The best of any drier periods will be in the east. Staying cloudy and damp overnight.


Generally moderate or poor in any rain and drizzle, occasionally good in drier periods in the east.

Hill fog

Persistent at around 800m throughout, with periods down to 600m, and occasional patches down to 400m in the west in any heavier precipitation.

Wind at 500m

Southwesterly 30-35mph with gusts up to 50mph on exposed ridges and summits.


  • Valleys/low level: Plus 6 Celsius, rising to plus 14 Celsius in the afternoon.
  • At 900m: Around plus 6 Celsius.
  • Freezing level Above the summits.

Outlook for next few days


Mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain, these possibly turning heavy at times. Possibly brightening up during the afternoon, with scattered showers at times. Showers dying out overnight. Moderate southwesterly winds. Freezing level above the summits.


A mainly dry and cloudy day, with the risk of the odd patch of light rain and drizzle. Moderate to strong southwesterly winds. Freezing level above the summits.


Staying unsettled with a risk of showers or longer spells of rain. Moderate or strong westerly winds. Freezing level above the summits.

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