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Lake District: forecast radar

Saturday, 26 July 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 0421 on Saturday, 26 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.

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 Low Nil hill fog for much of the day. However, periods developing above 500m by late evening.
Thunderstorms No Risk  
Heavy persistent rain No Risk  
Strong Sunlight High High risk of sunburn and dehydration in prolonged exposure to the sunshine.

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Weather summary and probability of precipitation for Saturday
Dawn to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to dusk
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Detailed mountain weather forecast: Lake District



The day will start bright and sunny. However, 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 along with hill fog.


Generally good or very good, but becoming moderate to poor in the showery rain later and very poor in any 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 Celsius becoming 25 Celsius into the afternoon, before falling to 14 Celsius by late evening.
900 m Plus 15 Celsius, 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 few scattered 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.

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 30-35mph during the late afternoon/evening period.


Valleys Plus 14 becoming plus 19 Celsius during the afternoon, before falling to 13 Celsius by late evening.
900 m Plus 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 higher fells. Fresh to strong northwesterly winds.



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