The Lake District weather forecast

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Met Office forecast for Wednesday

Issued 1 October at 02:14

A cloudy and murky start with intermittent rain and drizzle throughout the morning, mainly affecting western fells. The rain and cloud will gradually clear to the east during the early afternoon. Dry and cool conditions will follow with some brightness and clear spells developing later in the day. A cold and clear night to follow.

0600 to 0900

Light rain 60% chance of precipitation

0900 to 1200

Light rain 60% chance of precipitation

1200 to 1500

Medium-level cloud 20% chance of precipitation

1500 to 1800

Sunny intervals 10% chance of precipitation

1800 to 2100

Partly cloudy 0% chance of precipitation

2100 to 2400

Partly cloudy 0% chance of precipitation

Visibility

Generally moderate, but poor to very poor in any rain or drizzle. Visibility significantly improving to very good by the evening.

Hill fog

Persistent above 500m with patches as low as 200m in outbreaks of rain, especially across western and southern fells. Cloud gradually lifting during the afternoon to leave summits largely fog-free for the rest of the day.

Wind at 500m

Southwesterly 20mph with gusts up to 35mph on exposed ridges and summits. Becoming northwesterly 15mph by late afternoon.

Temperatures

  • Valleys/low level: Plus 12 Celsius, rising to plus 16 Celsius.
  • At 900m: Plus 8 Celsius, falling to plus 4 from the northwest in the afternoon.
  • Freezing level: Above the summits.

Daylight

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Hazards

Storm force winds

No risk

Gales

No risk

Severe chill effect

No risk

Persistent extensive hill fog

Medium risk - Extensive hill fog may cause navigation problems in the morning.

Thunderstorms

No risk

Heavy persistent rain

No risk

Strong sunlight

No risk

Blizzards

No risk

Heavy snow

No risk

Forecast for Thursday

A cold start with perhaps some patchy frost at low levels. Any mist and fog patches will readily clear from the valleys in the morning to leave a largely dry and bright day. Sunshine will break through at times, although it will still feel cool with a brisk southerly breeze strengthening.

Visibility

Generally very good or excellent away from early mist and fog in valleys.

Hill fog

Most summits will be fog free for much of the day, however some occasional patches may cap the peaks above 700m later in the day.

Wind at 500m

Southerly 10mph strengthening through the afternoon to 30mph with gusts up to 50mph.

Temperatures

  • Valleys/low level: Plus 4 Celsius, rising to plus 15 Celsius.
  • At 900m: Around plus 4 Celsius.
  • Freezing level Above the summits.

Outlook for next few days

Friday

A cloudy start with extensive hill fog. During the morning a frontal system will arrive from the northwest bringing wet and windy conditions to the park for the rest of the day. The rain could be particularly heavy and persistent at times. Strong southwesterly winds with gales likely over the summits.

Saturday

The band of rain will clear overnight to leave a generally fine and dry day, though with perhaps some blustery showers later. Moderate southwesterly winds, becoming strong with gales possible over the summits.

Sunday

Cloudy with outbreaks of rain or showers, which could turn rather persistent at higher levels. Windy once again with a low risk of gales.

Recent conditions

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