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Updated: 1732 on Wed 20 Aug 2014
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Lake District: latest wind

Wednesday, 20 August 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 0211 on Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Overview for Wednesday

A mainly dry and bright day, with a risk of the odd light shower affecting the park at times. Feeling cool in the northwesterly breeze.

Hazards Risk Explanation
Blizzards No Risk  
Heavy snow No Risk  
Storm force winds No Risk  
Gales No Risk  
Severe chill effect Low Cold for the time of year, particularly in any showers, giving a risk of hypothermia in exposure.
Persistent and extensive hill fog No Risk  
Thunderstorms No Risk  
Heavy persistent rain No Risk  
Strong Sunlight Medium Risk of sunburn particularly in the afternoon.

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Detailed mountain weather forecast: Lake District



A dry start to the day with lengthy clear spells, however there could be some mist patches in the valleys. Any mist will burn off during the morning leaving a mainly dry and bright day with some lengthy sunny spells, however there is a risk of the odd light shower. It will feel cool for the time of year. During the evening cloud will increase from the west.


Poor in any mist at first and moderate in any showers, otherwise very good or excellent with clear views of surrounding summits.

Hill fog

Occasional patches down to 500m in the early morning, otherwise summits will be clear.

Maximum winds above 500m

Northwesterly 15-20mph.


Valleys Plus 6 Celsius rising to plus 17 Celsius before falling to plus 8 Celsius in the evening.
900 m Plus 3 Celsius rising to plus 6 Celsius.
Freezing level Above the summits.



It will be cloudy overnight with some patchy rain reaching the area around dawn. This will persist through the morning and perhaps into the afternoon, particularly over the northwestern fells. This rain could be on the heavy side at times with a risk of thunder, and it will feel cool with a strong westerly breeze.


Moderate or poor in the rain during the morning, improving in the afternoon to good or very good.

Hill fog

Persistent down to 600m during the morning, lifting into patches at around 800m through the afternoon with some summits clearing completely by early evening, particularly in the east.

Maximum winds above 500m

Westerly 25-30mph with gusts occasionally up to 50mph on exposed ridges and summits, easing to northwesterly 15mph in the evening.


Valleys Plus 7 Celsius rising to plus 15 Celsius before falling away to plus 7 Celsius in the evening.
900 m Around plus 5 Celsius.
Freezing level Above the summits.



A mix of sunny spells and scattered showers, which may be heavy at times. Still feeling cool for the time of year, with light to moderate northwesterly winds.


Generally fine and dry but the odd shower is possible in the afternoon. Remaining cool for the time of year with light northwesterly winds.


A mainly dry and bright day, with just the odd shower. Cloud will increase from the west in the afternoon. Light southwesterly winds perhaps strengthening to moderate or strong during the afternoon.



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