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Lake District: forecast weather

Saturday, 30 August 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 0128 on Saturday, 30 August 2014

Overview for Saturday

After any patchy rain clears during the morning, it will be a mainly dry and bright day with some warm sunshine.

Hazards Risk Explanation
Blizzards No Risk  
Heavy snow No Risk  
Storm force winds No Risk  
Gales Low Gusts reaching 50mph on the most exposed ridges and summits.
Severe chill effect No Risk  
Persistent and extensive hill fog No Risk  
Thunderstorms No Risk  
Heavy persistent rain No Risk  
Strong Sunlight Medium Risk of sunburn and dehydration in the afternoon.

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Weather summary and probability of precipitation for Saturday
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Detailed mountain weather forecast: Lake District

Saturday

Weather

Any patchy rain and drizzle to start will clear during the morning, leaving a generally dry day. During the afternoon cloud may begin to break, particularly in the east, where there may be some pleasant sunny spells. However, the odd light shower can't be ruled out during the afternoon and early evening.

Visibility

Moderate or poor in any drizzle and rain in the morning, becoming good or very good by lunchtime, reducing to moderate in any showers during the afternoon.

Hill fog

Occasional down to 600m to start with the odd patch as low as 400m, lifting above the summits through the morning with occasional patches down to 700m, particularly in the west. Hill fog gradually lowering to 700m later in the evening.

Maximum winds above 500m

Northwesterly 30mph with gusts up to 50mph on exposed ridges and summits.

Temperature

Valleys Plus 12 Celsius rising to plus 18 Celsius during the afternoon, before falling to plus 11 Celsius during the evening.
900 m Around plus 7 Celsius.
Freezing level Well above the summits.

Sunday

Weather

It will be dry and mostly cloudy overnight with the best of any clear spells in the east. Remaining mostly cloudy through the day but with some sunny spells in the afternoon, particularly in the east. During the evening cloud will begin to thicken with a risk of some light rain reaching the west of the park by midnight.

Visibility

Good, but becoming moderate in any rain later on.

Hill fog

Periods down to 500m in the morning, gradually lifting to around 900m in the east with occasional patches down to 700m in the west. During the evening cloud will begin to lower again, with periods down to 600m and patches in the south and west as low as 300m.

Maximum winds above 500m

Southwesterly 15-20mph, increasing to 25-30mph by the evening with gusts to 40mph.

Temperature

Valleys Plus 11 Celsius, rising to plus 18 Celsius, before falling to plus 10 Celsius in the evening.
900 m Around plus 7 Celsius.
Freezing level Well above the summits.

Outlook

Monday

Cloudy with outbreaks rain and drizzle, particularly in the morning. The best of any brightness in the south and east around Kendal and Windermere. Moderate northwesterly winds.

Tuesday

A generally cloudy day but staying dry. Light to moderate southwesterly winds.

Wednesday

A dry and bright day with some sunshine. Light and variable winds.

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