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Updated: 0647 on Mon 30 Jun 2014
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Lake District: forecast radar

Wednesday, 30 July 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 0235 on Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Overview for Wednesday

Widespread cloud with rain/drizzle to start, but the clouds will start to break, with clear spells developing in the afternoon. However, a risk of showers continues throughout the day.

Hazards Risk Explanation
Blizzards No Risk  
Heavy snow No Risk  
Storm force winds No Risk  
Gales No Risk  
Severe chill effect No Risk  
Persistent and extensive hill fog No Risk  
Thunderstorms No Risk  
Heavy persistent rain No Risk  
Strong Sunlight Medium High UV levels are possible during the afternoon, especially in southeastern parts of the park.

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Weather summary and probability of precipitation for Wednesday
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Heavy rain showers
Heavy rain showers
Light rain showers
Light rain showers
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Detailed mountain weather forecast: Lake District



Widespread cloud with rain/drizzle will dissipate, followed by more showery conditions. Scattered showers are expected during the afternoon, with any heavier bursts most likely in the south of the park. There will be some bright, sunny spells as well, particularly later in the afternoon. Overnight the cloud will start to increase once again.


Generally good, but moderate in rain and showers and poor in any drizzle, which could cause some navigational issues at times.

Hill fog

Persistent hill fog down to 700m with occasional hill fog down to 500m during the morning, this rising and clearing by the afternoon. However some occasional patches will reform down to 500m overnight.

Maximum winds above 500m

Westerly 20-25mph with gusts of 35-40mph, becoming southwesterly 15mph gusting 25mph later.


Valleys Plus 12 Celsius, rising to plus 20 Celsius, before dropping back to plus 12 Celsius.
900 m Around plus 8 Celsius.
Freezing level Above the summits.



Sunny intervals and scattered showers are expected throughout the day. Some of these showers could be heavy with a risk of thunder and hail, particularly towards the south and west of the park during the afternoon.


Generally good however poor in any heavy showers.

Hill fog

Occasional hill fog down to 500m is expected throughout the day, especially during any heavy showers. Also some patches down to 300m, however, these will rise throughout the morning.

Maximum winds above 500m

Southwesterly 15mph gusting 25mph with stronger gusts up to 35mph in any thunderstorms.


Valleys Plus 12 Celsius, rising to Plus 20 Celsius before dropping down to Plus 11 Celsius.
900 m Around Plus 10 Celsius.
Freezing level Above the summits.



Another day of sunny spells and scattered showers. Some of these are expected to be heavy with a low risk of thunder. Fog down to 500m in showers. Light southerly wind.


Scattered showers and sunny intervals once again. Some of which will be heavy with a risk of thunder. Light southeasterly wind backing southerly, although there may be some stronger gusts during any heavy showers.


Unsettled to begin with sunny intervals becoming more frequent and showers dying out. Generally becoming fine and dry from afternoon time onwards. Light and variable winds, although there may be some stronger gusts during any heavy showers.



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