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Lake District: latest weather

Saturday, 23 August 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 0049 on Saturday, 23 August 2014

Overview for Saturday

A cool start, followed by sunny spells for most of the day, with a risk some showers during the afternoon.

Hazards Risk Explanation
Blizzards No Risk  
Heavy snow No Risk  
Storm force winds No Risk  
Gales No Risk  
Severe chill effect Low If the showers develop, there is a risk of a chill effect especially across the highest fells.
Persistent and extensive hill fog No Risk  
Thunderstorms Low There is a risk that the showers in the afternoon may be heavy and thundery at times.
Heavy persistent rain No Risk  
Strong Sunlight Medium Any prolonged sunny spell giving a risk of sunburn.

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Detailed mountain weather forecast: Lake District

Saturday

Weather

After a clear start, Saturday will be a mainly dry day with sunny spells. There is the possibility that some isolated showers may develop during the afternoon, with a low risk that these showers may become heavy and thundery at times. Another cool and dry night will follow.

Visibility

Very good visibilities with hills in the far distance clearly seen. Visibility will drop to moderate at times if the showers in the afternoon develop and will be very poor in the early morning hill fog.

Hill fog

Occasional patches of hill fog down to 500m during the early hours of the morning, but cloud bases will soon rise to above the summits for the rest of the day.

Maximum winds above 500m

Northwesterly 15-20mph, gusting up to 30mph.

Temperature

Valleys Plus 7 Celsius, rising up to plus 17 Celsius, before falling to plus 6 Celsius.
900 m Around plus 3 Celsius.
Freezing level Above the summits.

Sunday

Weather

Sunday will be a dry day. Any mist or fog patches in the valleys will soon clear to give a bright morning. However cloud will tend to increase through the day from the west.

Visibility

Very good visibility across the park again on Sunday, however clarity of hills in the far distance may not be as good as compared to Saturday.

Hill fog

Nil. Cloud bases will stay above the summits throughout the day.

Maximum winds above 500m

Northwesterly 15-20mph, gusting up to 30mph at first, but by the end of the day the wind will back to a southeasterly 20mph, gusting up to 35mph.

Temperature

Valleys Plus 6 Celsius, rising up to plus 17 Celsius, before falling to plus 9 Celsius.
900 m Plus 3 Celsius at first rising up to plus 7 Celsius by the end of the day.
Freezing level Above the summits.

Outlook

Monday

A mainly cloudy day, with the possibility of some rain mainly towards the southern parts of the park. Generally light easterly winds.

Tuesday

Any cloud overnight will clear during the morning leaving a dry day with some sunshine. Light east or northeasterly winds.

Wednesday

Another dry day with sunny spells throughout the day. Light southeasterly winds.

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