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Updated: 2132 on Thu 24 Apr 2014
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Lake District: latest wind

Thursday, 24 April 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 1517 on Thursday, 24 April 2014

Overview for Friday

Mainly dry with patchy low cloud and hill fog lifting to sunny spells. Becoming cloudier during the afternoon with some showery bursts of rain developing, along some patchy hill fog.

Hazards Risk Explanation
Blizzards No Risk  
Heavy snow No Risk  
Storm force winds No Risk  
Gales Low Easterly winds strengthening in evening perhaps reaching gale on some higher slopes by midnight.
Severe chill effect No Risk  
Persistent and extensive hill fog Low Any fog patchy and mainly early morning and late afternoon and evening.
Thunderstorms No Risk  
Heavy persistent rain Low Risk over southern and eastern fells later in the afternoon in the evening.
Strong Sunlight Medium Sunburn risk in the late morning to early afternoon period.

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Detailed mountain weather forecast: Lake District



Dry overnight with some clear spells. Some patchy low cloud forming. This burning off in the morning then mainly dry with some bright or sunny spells. Cloud will increase in the afternoon with some showery outbreaks of rain developing later in the afternoon and in the evening, some heavy especially over southern and eastern fells.


A few overnight mist or fog patches. Otherwised mostly good though rather hazy especially in the east. Falling moderate locally poor in the rain.

Hill fog

Patchy down to 300m mainly in south and east and lifting during morning. Then little during the main part of the day, very isolated patches above 750m. These becoming more widespread over the summits later in the afternoon and in the evening with a few patches to 450m developing in the east.

Maximum winds above 500m

Easterly 15-20mph, steadily increasing 35 gusts 50mph during the evening.


Valleys Falling to Plus 5 Celsius by dawn then rising to 16 Celsius in the afternoon falling to 10 Celsius in the evening.
900 m Plus 4 Celsius rising to Plus 7 Celsius for a time in the afternoon.
Freezing level Above the summits.



Cloudy in the morning and early afternoon with some occasional outbreaks of rain, though quite spradic with some brighter spells especially in the west. Becoming mainly dry later with some sunny then clear intervals.


Moderate to good at best, and rather hazy in the morning. Poor in any heavier bursts of rain.

Hill fog

Occasional above 750-900m mainly over eastern fells with the odd patch to 500m in rain.

Maximum winds above 500m

Easterly 35 gusts 50mph overnioght becoming southeast and slowly easing 25 gusts 35mph during the day.


Valleys No lower than Plus 9 Celsius overnight rising 15 Celsius in the afternoon and down to 8 Celsius by midnight.
900 m Plus 5 Celsius.
Freezing level Above the summits.



A mainly dry day with some sunshine. A few light showers are possible around the middle of the day. Fresh northeasterly winds and freezing levels remaining above the summits.


Dry with some bright or sunny spells after early morning mist or low cloud burns off. Mostly light winds with a moderate northeasterly on the summits which will remain above freezing.


After a dry start cloud will gradually thicken to allow some outbreaks of rain to develop. Mainly light winds with freezing levels above the summits.

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