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The Lake District weather forecast


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Met Office forecast for Sunday

Issued 1 August at 16:13

Cloudy at first, with patchy rain and hill fog expected from dawn until late morning. The cloud may break during the afternoon giving some sunny interludes, but rain showers are expected from late afternoon, along with stronger winds.

0000 to 0300

Medium-level cloud 10% chance of precipitation

0300 to 0600

Light rain 60% chance of precipitation

0600 to 0900

Light rain 60% chance of precipitation

0900 to 1200

Light rain showers 40% chance of precipitation

1200 to 1500

Sunny intervals 10% chance of precipitation

1500 to 1800

Light rain showers 40% chance of precipitation

1800 to 2100

Light rain showers 40% chance of precipitation

2100 to 2400

Partly cloudy 10% chance of precipitation


Visibility will be moderate at first in the rain, leaving only adjacent fells visible. As the rain clears late morning, visibility will become good, with fells in the middle distance clearly seen, but moderate in any showers.

Hill fog

During in the morning rain, periods below 500m and isolated patches down to 200m, most likely in the southwest of the park. This clearing around lunchtime to leave peaks clear for the rest of day.

Wind at 500m

Light southwesterly at first, around dawn becoming southeasterly 15-20mph with gusts 25-30mph. Gusts of around 40mph possible in the evening.


  • Valleys/low level: Plus 10 Celsius, rising to plus 19 Celsius during the day and decreasing to plus 14 after dark.
  • At 900m: Plus 7 Celsius, increasing to plus 11 Celsius during the day.
  • Freezing level: Above the summits.


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Storm force winds

No risk


Low risk - Small risk of an isolated gust of 50mph over high ground during the evening.

Severe chill effect

No risk

Persistent extensive hill fog

Medium risk - During the morning, hill fog may persist above 500m in the southwest of the park.


No risk

Heavy persistent rain

No risk

Strong sunlight

Medium risk - In any prolonged cloud breaks in the afternoon, strong sunlight will give a risk of sunburn.


No risk

Heavy snow

No risk

Forecast for Monday

Scattered cloud at first, but cloud cover increasing from the west ahead of a band of light rain that arrives late morning. This clearing during the afternoon, to give some bright spells towards the end of the day.


Visibility will be generally good, but moderate in the rain with only adjacent fells visible.

Hill fog

During the morning, periods with hill fog above 500m.

Wind at 500m

Southeasterly 20-25mph with gusts 35-40mph, becoming southwesterly after the rain clears. Gusts of 50mph possible in the evening.


  • Valleys/low level: Around plus 17 Celsius, decreasing to plus 14 Celsius after dark.
  • At 900m: Plus 11 Celsius at first, decreasing to plus 8 Celsius during the evening.
  • Freezing level Above the summits.

Outlook for next few days


Cloudy, with a risk of showers throughout, perhaps heavy in the morning. Some cloud breaks developing during the afternoon and evening. Strong southwesterly winds, with a risk of gale-strength gusts over the peaks early in the morning.


Scattered cloud building during the morning, ahead of some light, intermittent rain. Moderate to strong southwesterly winds and gusty on the peaks, slowly turning to moderate southeasterly through the day.


Patchy cloud with a risk of rain showers, most likely during the morning. Moderate southeasterly winds, easing and becoming southerly during the morning.

Recent conditions

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