The Lake District weather forecast

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Met Office forecast for Tuesday

Issued 23 September at 02:09

A cloudy start with a band of patchy rain reaching the area during the morning. This could give some heavy rain for a time, particularly on western fells, before clearing away southwards during the afternoon. Then there will perhaps be a few bright spells before another band of rain spreads in from the north in the evening.

0600 to 0900

Light rain 60% chance of precipitation

0900 to 1200

Light rain 60% chance of precipitation

1200 to 1500

Heavy Rain 80% chance of precipitation

1500 to 1800

Sunny intervals 20% chance of precipitation

1800 to 2100

Partly cloudy 20% chance of precipitation

2100 to 2400

Light rain 60% chance of precipitation


Generally moderate or poor in the rain, improving to good during any brighter spells in the afternoon.

Hill fog

Persistent hill fog at 500m during the morning with occasional patches as low as 200m during heavier rain. This gradually lifting during the afternoon to around 700m before lowering down to 500m in the evening again.

Wind at 500m

Initially southwesterly 15-20mph with gusts to 30mph, increasing to 30mph through the day with gusts up to 45mph on exposed ridges and summits.


  • Valleys/low level: Plus 6 Celsius rising to plus 16 Celsius.
  • 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

Low risk - Hill fog extensive during the morning and later in the evening.


No risk

Heavy persistent rain

No risk

Strong sunlight

No risk


No risk

Heavy snow

No risk

Forecast for Wednesday

Showers or outbreaks of rain overnight will clear during the morning, leaving mostly dry and bright conditions for the rest of the day. The best of any sunshine is likely to be in the south and east over the Coniston and Eastern fells. There is a low risk of the odd shower affecting the area, particularly over western parts. It will remain mostly dry into the evening with some clear spells although cloud will begin to thicken towards midnight.


Moderate or poor in rain at first, improving to good or very good later. Dropping to moderate in any showers.

Hill fog

Extensive hill fog as low as 300m overnight will lift above the summits during the morning. Occasional patches around 700m may affect the tops during the day, particularly near any showers, however most summits will be predominantly clear.

Wind at 500m

Northwesterly 25-30mph with gusts up to 50mph on exposed ridges and summits.


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

Outlook for next few days


Dry at first but some outbreaks or rain and drizzle affecting the area later. Strong westerly winds with a risk of gales later in the day.


Rain at times during the day could be heavy particularly on western fells. Strong westerly winds.


Mostly dry but some rain and drizzle is possible, particularly on western fells. Winds lighter than previous days.

Recent conditions

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