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Lake District: latest wind

Saturday, 2 August 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 0107 on Saturday, 2 August 2014

Overview for Saturday

An unsettled day with persistent heavy rain and hill fog. Rain perhaps becoming patchier during the evening.

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 High Extensive hill fog will lead to difficult navigation.
Thunderstorms Low Risk of lightning strikes during heavier downpours.
Heavy persistent rain High Heavy rain throughout most of the day.
Strong Sunlight No Risk  

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Weather summary and probability of precipitation for Saturday
Dawn to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to dusk
Heavy Rain
Heavy Rain
Heavy Rain
Heavy Rain
Heavy Rain
Heavy Rain
Light rain
Light rain
>90% >90% 80% 70%

Detailed mountain weather forecast: Lake District

Saturday

Weather

After a dry start to the night, persistent rain will push up from the south reaching all parts by dawn. Some of this rain is expected to be heavy, with a low risk of thunder, particularly on southern and western fells where some very high rainfall totals could accumulate through the day. This will result in streams and rivers becoming full and difficult to cross. Rain will become more patchy in the afternoon but will remain persistent in places, particularly over the western fells.

Visibility

Poor in rain, perhaps becoming moderate later as rain becomes more patchy.

Hill fog

Widespread and persistent down to 200m during the morning, lifting to around 500m during the afternoon.

Maximum winds above 500m

Easterly 15-20mph, increasing southeasterly 25-30mph with gusts of 40mph. Becoming southerly and easing slightly to 20-25mph in the evening.

Temperature

Valleys Plus 12 Celsius in the morning, rising to plus 18 Celsius in the afternoon, before falling back to plus 11 Celsius in the evening.
900 m Around plus 8 Celsius.
Freezing level Above the summits.

Sunday

Weather

A damp and cloudy night as the remnants of Saturday's rain and drizzle continue to affect the area. Through the morning rainfall may increase again for a time, particularly in the southern and western fells, before gradually easing during the afternoon.

Visibility

Moderate or poor to start in rain and drizzle, before improving during the afternoon to good.

Hill fog

Widespread persistent hill fog down to 500m initially, with occasional patches to 300m. Hill fog remaining persistent through the morning before gradually lifting during the afternoon to 800m, however some occasional patches are likely to linger to around 500m on western fells.

Maximum winds above 500m

Westerly 30-40mph with gusts to 50mph, easing through the day to southwesterly 20mph.

Temperature

Valleys Plus 10 Celsius in the morning, rising to plus 16 Celsius in the afternoon, before falling back to plus 9 Celsius in the evening.
900 m Plus 8 Celsius.
Freezing level Above the summits.

Outlook

Monday

A dry start with clear and then sunny spells. However a few showers are expected in the afternoon, these mainly light. Then it will become dry in the evening once again. Light variable winds are expected.

Tuesday

Another dry start, but some showers are possible during the afternoon and evening. These will be light and will probably affect the central and eastern fells for the most part. Light westerly winds will become moderate in the afternoon.

Wednesday

A mainly dry day, but again with the risk of showers in the afternoon. Light southwesterly winds.

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