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Lake District

Weather hazards over 300m on Wed 05 Aug 2015

High risk

No high risks
none

Medium risk

Persistent extensive hill fog
Hill fog persistent, particularly in the south and west.

Low risk

Gales
Risk of 50mph gusts over exposed summits and ridges.
Thunderstorms
Low risk of thunder from late afternoon.

No risk

Blizzards
none
Heavy snow
none
Storm force winds
none
Severe chill effect
none
Heavy persistent rain
none
Strong sunlight
none

Wed 05 Aug 2015

Patchy cloud at first, with a chance of some light rain in places. Rain will become more widespread around mid morning, perhaps heavy at times, before easing by mid afternoon. There will be a continued risk of showers throughout the rest of the day, these potentially heavy and thundery from late afternoon. Windy with very strong gusts possible over the summits.

Time
0600 to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to 1800 1800 to 2100 2100 to 2400
Weather
Light rain Light rain Light rain Heavy shower day Light shower day Heavy shower night
Precipitation probability
30% 80% 40% 40% 40% 60%

Visibility

Generally good, with fells in the middle distance clearly seen. Visibility will fall in the rain, leaving only adjacent fells visible, and may become poor in the heaviest bursts.

Hill Fog

Broken hill fog down to 500m will affect the park until mid afternoon, particularly in the south and west. Peaks will clear for a time in the late afternoon, but hill fog will return and become widespread down to 500m around nightfall. The best of any breaks in the north and east of the park, where summits may be cloud-free for much of the day.

Max wind above 500m

Southerly 25mph, strengthening to 35mph around lunchtime with gusts up to 50mph on exposed ridges and summits.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 9 Celsius first thing, rising to plus 18 Celsius by mid afternoon, then falling to plus 13 Celsius by midnight.
800m:
Around plus 8 Celsius
Freezing level:
Above the summits.

Thu 06 Aug 2015

Mainly cloudy to start, with some occasionally heavy showers continuing in the early hours. The rain will ease and clear shortly after dawn, giving way to a dry day with plenty of sunshine as the cloud lifts and breaks through the morning. Winds will be lighter than of late.

Visibility

Moderate in early showers, but thereafter generally good, with hills in the middle distance clearly visible.

Hill Fog

Extensive hill fog to start the day, reaching as low as 400m across much of the park, though eastern fells are likely to have more patchy cover. Hill fog may reach as low as 200m near the coasts early on. This hill fog will lift from sunrise onwards and by late morning peaks should be clear across the park.

Max wind above 500m

Generally southwesterly 10-15mph.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 10 Celsius at first, rising to plus 19 Celsius in the afternoon, then falling to plus 13 Celsius by midnight.
800m:
Around plus 8 Celsius.
Freezing level:
Above the summits.

Fri 07 Aug 2015

Some patchy cloud during the morning with some possible light showers, clearing to give a mostly sunny day. Light westerly winds.

Sat 08 Aug 2015

A dry and bright day, with some sunny spells. A band of light rain may arrive after sunset. Light southwesterly winds.

Sun 09 Aug 2015

Cloudier, with some patchy light rain. Light to moderate southwesterly winds.

Issued at: 0244 on Wed 05 Aug 2015