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Lake District: forecast weather

Thursday, 31 July 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 1637 on Thursday, 31 July 2014

Overview for Friday

An unsettled day with spells of rain at times, particularly in the west. Some brighter spells at times during the afternoon, particularly in the east.

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 Medium Extensive hill fog could lead to navigational problems at times, particularly in the west.
Thunderstorms No Risk  
Heavy persistent rain No Risk  
Strong Sunlight No Risk  

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

Friday

Weather

Cloudy overnight, with some patchy light rain and drizzle over the fells, and mist patches in some of the valleys. During the morning rain may become heavier and more persistent, particularly over western hills such as the Scafells and the Coniston fells. Further north and east towards Helvellyn and Skiddaw may do better with some breaks in the cloud and brighter spells. During the evening, rain will begin to die out over the whole park leaving a mainly dry night, with the exception of the odd light shower.

Visibility

Generally moderate, occasionally good in the north and east, but poor in any heavier rain and drizzle.

Hill fog

Persistent at around 700m throughout the period in the west, with occasional patches down to 400m particularly during the morning and in any heavier rain. Similar in the east to start, lifting to above the summits by afternoon.

Maximum winds above 500m

Southwesterly 20-25mph with gusts up to 40mph, easing to 10-15mph during the evening.

Temperature

Valleys Plus 12 Celsius, rising to plus 19 Celsius, before dropping back to plus 12 Celsius.
900 m Around plus 8 Celsius.
Freezing level Above the summits.

Saturday

Weather

After a dry start to the night, rain will push up from the south reaching all parts by dawn. Some of this rain is expected to be on the heavy side, particularly on southern and eastern fells where some very high rainfall totals could accumulate through the day, resulting in streams and rivers becoming full and difficult to cross. Rain will continue through the evening.

Visibility

Generally moderate, but poor in rain.

Hill fog

Persistent down to 500m through the day with occasional patches below this in heavier rain, making navigation difficult even to fairly low levels.

Maximum winds above 500m

Northeasterly 10-15mph.

Temperature

Valleys Plus 10 Celsius in the morning, rising to plus 16 Celsius in the afternoon, before falling back to plus 11 Celsius in the evening.
900 m Around Plus 7 Celsius.
Freezing level Above the summits.

Outlook

Sunday

Remaining unsettled with spells of rain particularly during the morning. Becoming drier during the afternoon. Persistent hill fog in the morning. Moderate westerly winds.

Monday

Mainly dry with some sunnier spells, however light rain and drizzle may affect central and western fells at times. Light southwesterly winds are expected, becoming southerly later.

Tuesday

Another mainly dry day, with the risk of some light rain and drizzle at times. Light southerly winds.

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