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The Lake District weather forecast


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Met Office forecast for Wednesday

Issued 25 November at 02:53

Largely dry and clear at first, with cloud thickening through the morning as a band of rain approaches. This rain will be mostly light, and will become more isolated through the evening and night with the odd clear spell.

0600 to 0900

Clear sky 0% chance of precipitation 0

0900 to 1200

Sunny intervals 30% chance of precipitation

1200 to 1500

Light rain 50-70% chance of precipitation

1500 to 1800

Light rain 30-50% chance of precipitation

1800 to 2100

Partly cloudy 20% chance of precipitation

2100 to 2400

Partly cloudy 20% chance of precipitation


Generally very good, with distant hills visible with great clarity. Visibility then deteriorating a little during rain, but improving again overnight after the rain passes.

Hill fog

Occasional patches at 700m. Occasional at 400m during the rain in the afternoon and evening. Becoming patchy and only covering the highest peaks again overnight.

Wind at 500m

Northwesterly winds will mean at 30mph gusting up to 40mph for most of the day. Easing slightly in the evening to 20-25mph gusting 35mph.


  • Valleys/low level: Minimum temperature of plus 2 Celsius, rising to plus 9 Celsius during the day.
  • At 900m: Minimum temperature of 0 Celsius, maximum temperature of plus 2 Celsius.
  • Freezing level: Around 900m in the morning, rising above the summits in the afternoon.


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Storm force winds

No risk


No risk

Severe chill effect

Low risk - Light rain accompanied by strong winds will cause a slight chill effect at altitude.

Persistent extensive hill fog

Medium risk - Persistent hill fog in the late afternoon and evening in association with a band of rain.


No risk

Heavy persistent rain

No risk

Strong sunlight

No risk


No risk

Heavy snow

No risk

Forecast for Thursday

Another dry start, with cloud thickening through the morning leading to drizzly conditions across the park. Following the drizzle some slightly heavier rain will pass through in the afternoon, with some more drizzle in the evening and overnight.


The visibility will be good at first, however it will quickly become moderate through the morning in the rain and drizzle, becoming poor in the afternoon.

Hill fog

Hill fog will cover the peaks at first before becoming persistent at 400m throughout the day from dawn. There will be occasional patches down to 200m, mainly on the western slopes.

Wind at 500m

Northwesterly at 25mph gusting 35mph in the morning, becoming westerly 30mph gusting 40mph later.


  • Valleys/low level: Minimum temperature will be plus 4 Celsius with maximum temperature plus 11 Celsius
  • At 900m: Minimum temperature will be plus 2 Celsius, reaching no higher than plus 6 Celsius in the day.
  • Freezing level Above summits.

Outlook for next few days


Some scattered cloud and drizzle early on, with a band of heavy rain passing through in the afternoon. Turning colder after this with the possibility of some sleet or snow down to around 200m. Winds will be southwesterly and strong, possibly gale force. Freezing level falling to around 400m in the evening.


Mostly clear early in the morning with a band of heavy rain arriving during the mid morning before clearing to the east. Following on from the band of rain will be unsettled showery conditions. There is a risk of snow, mainly during the morning and evening above 600m. Strong westerly winds. Freezing level around 400m, temporarily rising to 800m in the afternoon.


Generally unsettled with a risk of snow showers at 400m and above at times, with strong northwesterly winds through the day. Freezing level around 300m rising above summits later.

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