The Lake District weather forecast

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Met Office forecast for Saturday

Issued 31 October at 16:25

A band of rain will pass through overnight, which could be heavy at times. By dawn this will have cleared to the east, introducing clearer and brighter conditions with a much fresher feel than Friday. There will be a risk of the odd shower through the day, before cloud increases in the afternoon heralding the arrival of another band of rain by evening. Southwesterly gale force winds are expected throughout the day with a risk of storm force winds from the afternoon.

0000 to 0300

Heavy Rain 80% chance of precipitation

0300 to 0600

Light rain 30% chance of precipitation

0600 to 0900

Light rain 30% chance of precipitation

0900 to 1200

Sunny intervals 10% chance of precipitation

1200 to 1500

Sunny intervals 30% chance of precipitation

1500 to 1800

Light rain 60% chance of precipitation

1800 to 2100

Light rain 60% chance of precipitation

2100 to 2400

Light rain 40% chance of precipitation


Poor in the rain overnight, but improving by the morning to good or very good. Dropping temporarily to moderate in any showers, before becoming moderate or poor in the late afternoon as rain moves in.

Hill fog

Persistent at around 400m overnight will lift above the summits during the morning, but occasional patches at around 700m are expected at times thereafter. Hill fog will return in the late afternoon down to 500m, with patches as low as 300m mainly in the south.

Wind at 500m

Southwesterly 30-35mph with gusts up to 50mph at first, increasing to 40-50mph with gusts of 60-70mph over the more exposed ridges from the afternoon


  • Valleys/low level: Plus 10 Celsius, rising to plus 14 Celsius.
  • At 900m: Plus 8 Celsius, dropping to Plus 4 Celsius rising to Plus 6 Celsius
  • Freezing level: Well above the summits.


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Storm force winds

Low risk - During the evening, winds will increase to means of 50mph, gusting to 70mph in exposed locations.


High risk - Strong southwesterly winds above 35mph, gusting to 50mph expected throughout the day.

Severe chill effect

Low risk - Strong winds could lead to severe chill effect, especially if caught in overnight rain.

Persistent extensive hill fog

Low risk - Thick hill fog is expected down to 400m during the early hours, and again from late afternoon.


No risk

Heavy persistent rain

No risk

Strong sunlight

No risk


No risk

Heavy snow

No risk

Forecast for Sunday

After overnight rain has cleared, a generally bright day with a mixture of showers and sunny spells, as well as strong southwesterly winds and a risk of gales over the higher summits as well. There is a chance of sleet over the hill tops from the evening, especially in the west.


Moderate or poor in the rain, becoming good or very good during the day, with distant peaks visible, but will occasionally fall again to moderate or poor in the showers later on.

Hill fog

Extensive hill fog at 500m mainly in the south and east overnight will gradually lift by the morning. A few patches down to 500m in the heavier showers in the evening.

Wind at 500m

Southwesterly 25-30mph gusting 45-50mph on summits and ridges.


  • Valleys/low level: Plus 8 Celsius rising to Plus 13 Celsius
  • At 900m: Plus 6 Celsius falling to plus 1 Celsius
  • Freezing level Well above the summits falling just above the summits in the evening.

Outlook for next few days


Showers of rain are expected overnight and during the morning. These may fall as sleet or snow over the highest summits. Any heavier showers will cause periods of hill fog down to 500m. From the afternoon skies will clear and it will feel much cooler than of late with strong southwesterly winds turning southerly. Freezing level just above the summits falling to 900m.


A nice bright day with some sunny spells is expected but it will feel rather cold. Some showers are expected in the afternoon and these could be wintry down to around 700m in any heavier bursts. Moderate northerly winds. Freezing level at 900m rising to just above the summits.


It will be sunny and crisp with light northerly winds which become slack during the afternoon. Freezing level just above the summits, falling to 900m for a time.

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