The Lake District weather forecast

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Met Office forecast for Saturday

Issued 30 August at 01:28

Any patchy rain and drizzle to start will clear during the morning, leaving a generally dry day. During the afternoon cloud may begin to break, particularly in the east, where there may be some pleasant sunny spells. However, the odd light shower can't be ruled out during the afternoon and early evening.

0600 to 0900

Medium-level cloud 40% chance of precipitation

0900 to 1200

Medium-level cloud 30% chance of precipitation

1200 to 1500

Sunny intervals 20% chance of precipitation

1500 to 1800

Sunny intervals 20% chance of precipitation

1800 to 2100

Sunny intervals 10% chance of precipitation

2100 to 2400

Partly cloudy 10% chance of precipitation


Moderate or poor in any drizzle and rain in the morning, becoming good or very good by lunchtime, reducing to moderate in any showers during the afternoon.

Hill fog

Occasional down to 600m to start with the odd patch as low as 400m, lifting above the summits through the morning with occasional patches down to 700m, particularly in the west. Hill fog gradually lowering to 700m later in the evening.

Wind at 500m

Northwesterly 30mph with gusts up to 50mph on exposed ridges and summits.


  • Valleys/low level: Plus 12 Celsius rising to plus 18 Celsius during the afternoon, before falling to plus 11 Celsius during the evening.
  • At 900m: Around plus 7 Celsius.
  • Freezing level: Well above the summits.


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Storm force winds

No risk


Low risk - Gusts reaching 50mph on the most exposed ridges and summits.

Severe chill effect

No risk

Persistent extensive hill fog

No risk


No risk

Heavy persistent rain

No risk

Strong sunlight

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


No risk

Heavy snow

No risk

Forecast for Sunday

It will be dry and mostly cloudy overnight with the best of any clear spells in the east. Remaining mostly cloudy through the day but with some sunny spells in the afternoon, particularly in the east. During the evening cloud will begin to thicken with a risk of some light rain reaching the west of the park by midnight.


Good, but becoming moderate in any rain later on.

Hill fog

Periods down to 500m in the morning, gradually lifting to around 900m in the east with occasional patches down to 700m in the west. During the evening cloud will begin to lower again, with periods down to 600m and patches in the south and west as low as 300m.

Wind at 500m

Southwesterly 15-20mph, increasing to 25-30mph by the evening with gusts to 40mph.


  • Valleys/low level: Plus 11 Celsius, rising to plus 18 Celsius, before falling to plus 10 Celsius in the evening.
  • At 900m: Around plus 7 Celsius.
  • Freezing level Well above the summits.

Outlook for next few days


Cloudy with outbreaks rain and drizzle, particularly in the morning. The best of any brightness in the south and east around Kendal and Windermere. Moderate northwesterly winds.


A generally cloudy day but staying dry. Light to moderate southwesterly winds.


A dry and bright day with some sunshine. Light and variable winds.

Recent conditions

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