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The Lake District weather forecast


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Met Office forecast for Saturday

Issued 29 August at 02:46

Mostly cloudy at first with scattered showers beginning to develop, these becoming more frequent as the morning progresses. There is a small risk of an isolated heavier thundery shower during the afternoon. Showers will start to die out in the evening, with cloud breaks developing giving some clear spells.

0600 to 0900

Medium-level cloud 20% chance of precipitation

0900 to 1200

Light rain showers 40% chance of precipitation

1200 to 1500

Light rain showers 30% chance of precipitation

1500 to 1800

Light rain showers 30% chance of precipitation

1800 to 2100

Partly cloudy 10% chance of precipitation

2100 to 2400

Partly cloudy 0% chance of precipitation


Generally very good, but moderate in any showers and locally poor if any heavier showers occur.

Hill fog

Occasional over hills and ridges above around 400m at first, soon becoming occasional patches above 600m during the morning, mainly in showers. Patches forming down to 400m on western slopes by evening.

Wind at 500m

Southwesterly 30-35mph with gusts up to 45mph, decreasing to 15mph with gusts of 25mph by evening.


  • Valleys/low level: Plus 10 Celsius, rising to plus 18 Celsius during the day. Falling back to plus 11 Celsius during the evening.
  • At 900m: Plus 7 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

No risk


Low risk - Small chance of daytime thunderstorms.

Heavy persistent rain

No risk

Strong sunlight

Low risk - Mostly cloudy, but cloud breaks later in the afternoon will give an increased sunburn risk.


No risk

Heavy snow

No risk

Forecast for Sunday

Generally a cloudy day, though remaining dry. Some bright or sunny intervals can be expected throughout, particularly during the late afternoon and evening.


Good becoming very good by evening, when distant peaks will be clearly visible.

Hill fog

Occasional above 400m in the south of the park during the morning. This gradually lifts to leave hills fog free from late afternoon.

Wind at 500m

Southwesterly or westerly, 10-15mph.


  • Valleys/low level: Plus 11 Celsius, rising to Plus 18 Celsius during the day. Falling to plus 10 Celsius by the evening.
  • At 900m: Plus 8 Celsius.
  • Freezing level Above the summits.

Outlook for next few days


Mainly dry with some sunny spells during the morning. Cloudier during the afternoon with the chance of an isolated shower. Light to moderate northwesterly winds.


Cloudy again and mostly dry, but with showers during the middle part of the day. Moderate northerly winds becoming light easterly.


Staying generally dry with some bright or sunny intervals and light or moderate northeasterly winds.

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