The Lake District weather forecast

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Met Office forecast for Thursday

Issued 24 April at 03:12

Mainly cloudy with isolated showers likely early in the morning. Soon becoming drier with sunny spells, but scattered showers are expected to develop in the afternoon. There is a low risk of some of these becoming thundery. Drier in the evening with clear spells.

0600 to 0900

Medium-level cloud 0% chance of precipitation

0900 to 1200

Sunny intervals 0% chance of precipitation

1200 to 1500

Light rain showers 10-30% chance of precipitation

1500 to 1800

Light rain showers 30-50% chance of precipitation

1800 to 2100

Partly cloudy 0% chance of precipitation

2100 to 2400

Partly cloudy 0% chance of precipitation


Very good, but moderate or poor in any showers.

Hill fog

Periods down to 600m mainly across the southwest early in the morning soon breaking and lifting over the summits.

Wind at 500m

Light southerly becoming northwesterly in the evening 10mph gusting 20mph.


  • Valleys/low level: Plus 7 Celsius, rising to plus 16 Celsius, and falling to plus 11 Celsius in the evening.
  • At 900m: Around plus 6 Celsius.
  • Freezing level: Above the summits.


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Storm force winds

No risk


No risk

Severe chill effect

No risk

Persistent extensive hill fog

Medium risk - Periods down to 600m across the southwest in the morning.


Low risk - Thundery showers are possible during the afternoon.

Heavy persistent rain

No risk

Strong sunlight

Medium risk - During any prolonged sunshine.


No risk

Heavy snow

No risk

Forecast for Friday

Dry and bright during the morning, with fells in the west of the park a better choice for seeing breaks in the cloud. Some mist or fog may linger in the valleys until around sunrise. The cloud will thicken after dusk with southern areas perhaps seeing the first signs of rain moving in around midnight.


Good, but poor in valley mist in the morning.

Hill fog

Persistent over the highest peaks in the east, with patches down to 600m. Isolated patches elsewhere above 600m.

Wind at 500m

Easterly 10-15mph, increasing gradually through the day with gusts 35-40mph by evening and up to 50mph in exposure.


  • Valleys/low level: Plus 10 Celsius, rising to plus 15 Celsius and falling to plus 7 Celsius.
  • At 900m: Around plus 5 Celsius.
  • Freezing level Above the summits.

Outlook for next few days


Cloudy with outbreaks of rain at times throughout the day, with the heaviest downbursts before dawn. Strong easterly winds. Freezing level above the summits.


Continuing cloudy with rain at times, but with longer dry spells than Saturday. Moderate to strong easterly winds. Freezing level above the summits.


Cloud will linger through the day, but most parts of the park will remain dry. There is still the risk of the odd shower, mainly during the afternoon. Moderate easterly winds. Freezing level above the summits.

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