The Lake District weather forecast

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Met Office forecast for Friday

Issued 24 October at 01:41

Morning cloud will clear to leave a bright day with a few sunny spells and strong westerly to southwesterly winds throughout the day. A few showers of rain are possible through the day, mostly around the Western Fells. These showers will be fast moving in the brisk winds.

0600 to 0900

Medium-level cloud 30-50% chance of precipitation

0900 to 1200

Low-level cloud 30-50% chance of precipitation

1200 to 1500

Sunny intervals 10% chance of precipitation

1500 to 1800

Sunny intervals 10-30% chance of precipitation

1800 to 2100

Partly cloudy 20% chance of precipitation

2100 to 2400

Partly cloudy 20% chance of precipitation


Mainly very good, but moderate during showers.

Hill fog

Occasional above around 600m at first in the morning, then generally nil except on summits, near and around showers.

Wind at 500m

Westerly to southwesterly with a mean of 30mph and gusts of 40mph, increasing later through the afternoon 35-40mph with gusts of 50-55mph possible.


  • Valleys/low level: Plus 10 Celsius, rising to Plus 12 Celsius during the day.
  • At 900m: Around Plus 2 Celsius.
  • Freezing level: Above summits.


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Storm force winds

No risk


Medium risk - Gale force winds developing on summits and ridges mainly from the evening onwards

Severe chill effect

Medium risk - Strong to gale force winds make it feel colder at exposed locations, especially later in the day.

Persistent extensive hill fog

Low risk - Hill fog may linger in the early morning, mainly over the Southern Fells.


No risk

Heavy persistent rain

No risk

Strong sunlight

No risk


No risk

Heavy snow

No risk

Forecast for Saturday

A cloudier day than Friday and a greater risk of showers throughout the area. Winds will strengthen further during the day, with gales developing widely, perhaps severe gales later. This could lead to buffeting and challenging walking conditions.


Generally good, though distant peaks lacking some clarity. Moderate in showers.

Hill fog

Occasional patches around summits, perhaps down to 600m before sunrise.

Wind at 500m

Southwesterly around 35mph with gusts 50mph, strengthening through the evening to 40mph with gusts of 60mph widely, and up to 70mph in exposed positions.


  • Valleys/low level: Plus 9 Celsius, rising to Plus 14 Celsius
  • At 900m: Plus 3 Celsius
  • Freezing level Above summits.

Outlook for next few days


Winds slowly calm down during the day, but still remain strong to gale force from the southwest. A cloudy day with a chance of showers mainly in the southwest around Coniston, with more in the way of brightness further east. Freezing level above summits.


Southwesterly winds continue to slowly ease. Remaining mainly with showers or outbreaks of rain, however there will still be some bright spells breaking through, again more likely in the east. Freezing level above summits.


Winds become light during the morning, with heavier and more persistent rain possible throughout the day. Freezing level above summits.

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