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Lake District

Confidence

High confidence for unsettled conditions over the next couple of days but lower confidence for exact timing of rain and height of cloud bases. High confidence for more settled conditions in the latter part of the week.

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Monday 18 June 2018

Sunrise: 04:37   Sunset: 21:51
Moon phase: Waxing crescent

A cloudy evening for most of the National Park with outbreaks of light rain and drizzle, rain will be heavier in the west with cloud below the summits. The rain will clear east later in the night with some clear spells by midnight.

Tuesday 19 June 2018

Weather hazards

Gales Medium likelihood Hide detail

Gale force winds (gusts over 50mph) make walking difficult and strenuous with a potential to be blown over by gusts. There is often a marked increase in winds through cols or on exposed ridges and summits. Distances can take longer to cover and compass bearings become harder to follow accurately.

Poor visibility Medium likelihood Show detail

Poor visibility presents challenging route finding conditions. Visibility could be significantly less than 50 metres in all directions with few or no visual references, especially on featureless moors or plateaux. Distances become hard to judge and cliff or cornice edges can be difficult to recognise. These conditions require good navigational skills. There is a risk of white-out conditions when mist or fog is combined with extensive snow cover.

Headline

A fine dry start to the day but cloud thickening with patchy light rain and drizzle in the afternoon, Southerly winds strengthening in the afternoon and evening.

Weather at 800m

00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Cloudy Mist Light rain Heavy rain Light rain
10% 20% 30% 40% 60% 90% >95% 80%
Chance of precipitation
1,600 1,400 1,300 1,800 3,200 2,900 3,000 3,200
Freezing level (m)
The level above which snow is expected to settle or the ground is expected to be frozen

Wind speed and direction (mph) By altitude above mean sea level

00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
900m W 28 35 W 23 29 W 16 22 SW 12 18 SW 13 19 S 16 22 S 24 31 SW 32 44
600m W 21 30 W 18 26 W 13 18 SW 10 15 SW 10 15 S 11 16 S 17 24 SW 24 36
300m W 8 25 W 6 22 W 5 16 SW 5 14 SW 4 13 S 4 13 S 6 18 S 11 30
Valley W 7 23 W 6 20 W 5 15 SW 6 14 SW 5 11 S 3 9 SE 2 10 SE 7 22

Temperature (°C) By altitude above mean sea level

00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
900m 5 4 4 5 5 7 9 10
600m 8 6 6 7 8 9 10 11
300m 10 8 9 10 10 11 11 12
Valley 12 11 12 12 12 12 13 13

Feels like temperature (°C) By altitude above mean sea level

00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
900m 0 -2 -1 1 2 3 5 5
600m 3 2 3 4 5 6 7 7
300m 8 7 8 9 9 10 10 10
Valley 11 10 11 11 11 12 13 12
Sunrise: 04:37   Sunset: 21:52
Moon phase: Waxing crescent

Weather

The early hours of Tuesday will be generally clear and dry with some mist and fog patches developing, there will be some sunny spells around breakfast time however cloud will increase during the morning becoming thicker and lowering down over the fells by late morning. The cloud will thicken enough to give some patchy light rain and drizzle which will increase in intensity at times during the afternoon and evening. The best conditions will be in the more sheltered eastern fells.

Chance of cloud-free mountain/hill tops at 800m

90%, most of the fell tops will be clear first thing, by lunchtime 20% in the western fells and 40% around eastern fells like High Raise. During the afternoon even the eastern Fells will become shrouded in cloud.

Visibility

Very good visibility in the morning but falling to a few kilometres or less in the rain and drizzle in the afternoon.

Meteorologist's view

The southerly winds will strengthen during the afternoon with gale force gusts likely on higher fells in the evening.

Ground conditions

No recent ground conditions report available.

Wednesday 20 June 2018

Sunrise: 04:37   Sunset: 21:52
Moon phase: First quarter

Weather

A cloudy day with outbreaks of rain and drizzle becoming heavy at times, cloud bases are expected to be well below summits until late afternoon. Feeling cooler as the winds swing round to a north westerly direction later in the day. Cloud and rain will clear to the south by early evening to give a dry evening.

Maximum wind speed expected

Southwesterly winds 25-35mph with gusts around 40mph on summits, later winds will veer Northwesterly and ease to 10-15mph with gusts 20-25mph.

Chance of cloud-free mountain/hill tops at 800m

10% chance of cloud free summits during the day increasing to 70% by early evening particularly around the northern fells.

Temperature

  • At 800m Plus 9 decreasing to plus 5 by the evening.
  • Valley Plus 14 decreasing to Plus 10 by the evening.
  • Freezing level Above the summits.

Visibility

Poor or very poor during the day with little chance of any views from the summits becoming moderate or good later in the day.

Thursday 21 June 2018

Sunrise: 04:37   Sunset: 21:52
Moon phase: First quarter

Patches of mist and fog are likely to have formed overnight but these will be quick to clear with a mainly dry and bright day with good sunny intervals and excellent visibility. Feeling cool in the moderate northwesterly winds with strong gusts on summits and ridges.

Friday 22 June 2018

Sunrise: 04:37   Sunset: 21:52
Moon phase: First quarter

After a clear night with very little cloud it will be a sunny start to the day, the cloud will increase during the day particularly in the west of the National Park. Light northwesterly winds with excellent visibility and good views from the summits.

Saturday 23 June 2018

Sunrise: 04:37   Sunset: 21:53
Moon phase: First quarter

A mixture of cloud but some sunny intervals likely. Cloud may thicken enough to give a few sports of rain in places. Light west or northwesterly winds.

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