The Lake District weather forecast

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Met Office forecast for Wednesday

Issued 2 September at 16:29

Generally fine and dry with variable amounts of cloud which could make it feel dull at times. However there is likely to be pleasant sunny spells too though, especially in the east. There is also a chance for some isolated light showers in the afternoon and evening, these are most likely to affect higher peaks such as High Street.

0000 to 0300

Partly cloudy 0% chance of precipitation

0300 to 0600

Partly cloudy 0% chance of precipitation

0600 to 0900

Partly cloudy 0% chance of precipitation

0900 to 1200

Medium-level cloud 0% chance of precipitation

1200 to 1500

Sunny intervals 10% chance of precipitation

1500 to 1800

Sunny intervals 20% chance of precipitation

1800 to 2100

Sunny intervals 40% chance of precipitation

2100 to 2400

Medium-level cloud 20% chance of precipitation


Good to very good with some distant peaks visible during sunnier spells but moderate in any rain.

Hill fog

Occasional down to 500m in the early morning. This will soon rise above the summits by mid-morning though, with occasional patches down to 500m returning in the evening.

Wind at 500m

Southerly 10-15mph.


  • Valleys/low level: Plus 9 Celsius rising to plus 19 Celsius by the afternoon, then falling down to plus 10 Celsius in the evening.
  • At 900m: Around plus 9 Celsius.
  • Freezing level: Well 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


No risk

Heavy persistent rain

No risk

Strong sunlight

Medium risk - Risk for sunburn during any prolonged sunny spells in the afternoon.


No risk

Heavy snow

No risk

Forecast for Thursday

There may be isolated patches of mist around the Carlisle area to start but this should soon clear by mid-morning. Afterwards there will be variable amounts of cloud across the park with some good sunny spells at times, these are most likely to be more prolonged in the east towards Penrith and Carlisle. Overall it will be a dry and pleasant day.


Good to very good but poor in any mist.

Hill fog

Occasional down to 500m in the early morning, otherwise cloud free summits.

Wind at 500m

Southeasterly 10-15mph becoming easterly in the evening.


  • Valleys/low level: Plus 10 Celsius rising to plus 20 Celsius before falling to plus 9 Celsius in the evening.
  • At 900m: Around plus 10 Celsius.
  • Freezing level Well above the summits.

Outlook for next few days


Generally dry with some sunny spells. Light to moderate easterly winds.


A cloudy but generally dry day, with light easterly winds.


Remaining cloudy with some sunny spells at times and possibly some light rain and drizzle. Light easterly winds.

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