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Lake District: latest pressure

Thursday, 28 August 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 0208 on Thursday, 28 August 2014

Overview for Thursday

Generally cloudy with some rain and showers during the day. Winds will be strong for a time in the early morning and again later on in the day.

Hazards Risk Explanation
Blizzards No Risk  
Heavy snow No Risk  
Storm force winds No Risk  
Gales Low During the evening, strong gusts may reach 50mph near the summits.
Severe chill effect No Risk  
Persistent and extensive hill fog Medium Down to 500m during the morning, especially on western fells.
Thunderstorms No Risk  
Heavy persistent rain No Risk  
Strong Sunlight Medium Risk of sunburn during any sunny spells in the afternoon.

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

Thursday

Weather

It will be cloudy with patches of light rain across the park to start. Most of this rain should clear by mid-morning, leaving generally drier conditions before further bands of showers cross the park from the west in the afternoon, some of which could be heavy at times. The cloud may break for a time in the late afternoon allowing for some sunnier spells, before the park clouds over again in the evening.

Visibility

Generally good but moderate in any rain, and poor in any heavy bursts.

Hill fog

Persistent down to 500m across the park in the morning, with isolated patches down to 300m in the west. This will mostly clear from the summits by the afternoon but some occasional patches down to 700m may form in showers.

Maximum winds above 500m

Southwesterly 15-20mph then increasing to 25-30mph with 45mph gusts in the evening.

Temperature

Valleys Plus 13 Celsius rising to plus 19 Celsius before falling down to plus 12 Celsius in the evening.
900 m Around plus 8 Celsius.
Freezing level Well above the summits.

Friday

Weather

A similar day to Thursday, generally cloudy conditions with showery rain at times throughout the day. This rain may be persistent and possibly heavy at times with a low risk of thunderstorms developing. A few brighter spells are possible in the late afternoon at times, mainly over eastern fells.

Visibility

Good but moderate in rain and poor in any heavy rain.

Hill fog

Persistent down to 500m during the morning rising to 700m in the afternoon with occasional down to 500m again by the evening.

Maximum winds above 500m

Southwesterly 25-30mph with gusts up to 40mph on exposed summits.

Temperature

Valleys Plus 12 Celsius rising to plus 18 Celsius before falling back down to plus 12 Celsius in the evening.
900 m Around plus 8 Celsius.
Freezing level Well above the summits.

Outlook

Saturday

Remaining fairly unsettled with scattered showers, but generally drier than previous days with fewer outbreaks of rain. Not as breezy as Friday, but still moderate to strong westerly winds.

Sunday

Generally dry with bright spells for much of the day. Turning increasingly cloudy in the afternoon with southwesterly winds strengthening too.

Monday

Generally cloudy with outbreaks rain and drizzle through the morning and early afternoon. Moderate to strong southwesterly winds.

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