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Lake District mountain area forecast

Forecast issued: 1615 on Friday, 25 July 2014

Overview for Saturday

After a fine and sunny morning, increasing cloud amounts may bring the odd heavy shower during the afternoon before more general showery rain pushes in through the evening. Another very warm day.


High risk of Strong sunlight: High risk of sunburn and dehydration in prolonged exposure to the sunshine.

Low risk of Persistent extensive hill fog: Nil hill fog for much of the day. However, periods developing above 500m by late evening.

No risk of Blizzards; Heavy snow; Storm force winds; Gales; Severe chill effect; Thunderstorms; Heavy persistent rain;

Weather summary and probability of precipitation for Saturday

Dawn to 0900 0% chance of precipitation
0900 to 1200 0% chance of precipitation
1200 to 1500 Sunny Sunny 0% chance of precipitation
1500 to dusk Sunny intervals Sunny intervals 0% chance of precipitation

Detailed mountain weather forecast



After a largely clear and benign night across the park, a bright and sunny morning will follow. However, the sunshine will become more hazy through the afternoon as cloud starts to thicken from the west, possibly bringing a few isolated heavy showers to the area. Into the evening, showery outbreaks of rain will push in from the west bringing some heavy bursts to the fells and also hill fog.


Generally good or very good, but becoming moderate to poor in the showery rain later and very poor in the hill fog.

Hill fog

Any early fragments will soon clear after dawn leaving all fells free of cloud through the morning and afternoon. Into the evening, however, periods of hill fog will develop above 500m; especially western Fells.

Maximum winds above 500m

Southerly 10mph, becoming west to southwesterly 15-25mph through the afternoon and evening.


Valleys: Plus 14 becoming 25 Celsius into the afternoon, before falling to 14 by late evening.
900 m: Plus 14 or 15 Celsius, but becoming 11 Celsius by late evening.
Freezing level: Well above the summits.



After a rather cloudy start, it will become brighter with sunny spells breaking through. This will trigger a scattering of showers, which may be heavy with a risk of lightning. An area of more widespread rain may push down from the northwest later in the afternoon and into the evening bringing a low risk of strong northwesterly winds for a time. It will feel much fresher across the hills than of late.


Generally good or very good, but becoming poor in the showers and less than 100m where shrouded in the cloud.

Hill fog

Periods of hill fog above 500m to start the day, possibly extensive across western Fells, but bases will lift and break up through the morning with most Fells becoming clear of cloud outside showers during the afternoon. However, patches will reform down to 600m during showers. Extensive hill fog is likely to spread down from the northwest during the evening.

Maximum winds above 500m

Southwesterly 15-20mph, low risk of becoming northwesterly 25-35mph during the late afternoon/evening period.


Valleys: 14 becoming 19 Celsius during the afternoon, before falling to 13 Celsius by late evening.
900 m: Plus 9 or 10 Celsius
Freezing level: Above the summits.



Dry and bright for much of the day with sunny spells. However, a few isolated showers may develop in the afternoon. Moderate to fresh northerly winds.


A largely dry day with variable amounts of cloud and some sunny spells. Becoming cloudier from the northwest later in the day with some patchy drizzle. Moderate northwesterly winds.


A rather windy day at height with bright or sunny spells and some showers. Hill fog may be rather extensive at times across the highest Fells. Fresh to strong northwesterly winds.

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