The Lake District weather forecast

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Met Office forecast for Saturday

Issued 23 August at 00:49

After a clear start, Saturday will be a mainly dry day with sunny spells. There is the possibility that some isolated showers may develop during the afternoon, with a low risk that these showers may become heavy and thundery at times. Another cool and dry night will follow.

0600 to 0900

Sunny intervals 10-30% chance of precipitation

0900 to 1200

Sunny intervals 30-50% chance of precipitation

1200 to 1500

Sunny intervals 30-50% chance of precipitation

1500 to 1800

Sunny intervals 30-50% chance of precipitation

1800 to 2100

Sunny intervals 10-30% chance of precipitation

2100 to 2400

Partly cloudy 10-30% chance of precipitation

Visibility

Very good visibilities with hills in the far distance clearly seen. Visibility will drop to moderate at times if the showers in the afternoon develop and will be very poor in the early morning hill fog.

Hill fog

Occasional patches of hill fog down to 500m during the early hours of the morning, but cloud bases will soon rise to above the summits for the rest of the day.

Wind at 500m

Northwesterly 15-20mph, gusting up to 30mph.

Temperatures

  • Valleys/low level: Plus 7 Celsius, rising up to plus 17 Celsius, before falling to plus 6 Celsius.
  • At 900m: Around plus 3 Celsius.
  • Freezing level: Above the summits.

Daylight

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Hazards

Storm force winds

No risk

Gales

No risk

Severe chill effect

Low risk - If the showers develop, there is a risk of a chill effect especially across the highest fells.

Persistent extensive hill fog

No risk

Thunderstorms

Low risk - There is a risk that the showers in the afternoon may be heavy and thundery at times.

Heavy persistent rain

No risk

Strong sunlight

Medium risk - Any prolonged sunny spell giving a risk of sunburn.

Blizzards

No risk

Heavy snow

No risk

Forecast for Sunday

Sunday will be a dry day. Any mist or fog patches in the valleys will soon clear to give a bright morning. However cloud will tend to increase through the day from the west.

Visibility

Very good visibility across the park again on Sunday, however clarity of hills in the far distance may not be as good as compared to Saturday.

Hill fog

Nil. Cloud bases will stay above the summits throughout the day.

Wind at 500m

Northwesterly 15-20mph, gusting up to 30mph at first, but by the end of the day the wind will back to a southeasterly 20mph, gusting up to 35mph.

Temperatures

  • Valleys/low level: Plus 6 Celsius, rising up to plus 17 Celsius, before falling to plus 9 Celsius.
  • At 900m: Plus 3 Celsius at first rising up to plus 7 Celsius by the end of the day.
  • Freezing level Above the summits.

Outlook for next few days

Monday

A mainly cloudy day, with the possibility of some rain mainly towards the southern parts of the park. Generally light easterly winds.

Tuesday

Any cloud overnight will clear during the morning leaving a dry day with some sunshine. Light east or northeasterly winds.

Wednesday

Another dry day with sunny spells throughout the day. Light southeasterly winds.

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