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Lake District


High for generally settled conditions and high pressure becoming more dominant over southern parts of the British Isles, helping to steer frontal systems eastwards to the north, but lower confidence for amounts of cloud and any rain or showers

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  • Further outlook

Monday 25 March 2019

Weather hazards

Strong sunlight Low likelihood Hide detail

Harmful UV levels from sunlight increase with altitude giving a greater risk of sunburn and eye damage, even on some overcast days. On breezy days, the cooling effect of wind on exposed skin may disguise any feeling of sunburn until it is too late. If there is snow cover, glare increases the effect of UV rays especially on the eyes. It is advisable to wear sun block, protective clothing such as a long-sleeved top and hat and have good quality eye protection.


Dry and sunny, cloudier later. Cold on the tops.

Weather at 800m

06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
00% 00% 00% <05% <05% <05%
Chance of precipitation
600 600 800 900 900 900
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

06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
900m NW 36 42 N 26 31 N 13 18 NW 14 19 NW 15 19 NW 16 20
600m NW 24 31 N 19 23 NW 13 18 NW 13 19 NW 12 17 NW 11 16
300m NW 8 25 N 11 22 N 8 17 NW 7 17 NW 6 15 NW 4 12
Valley NW 9 28 N 10 23 NW 6 15 NW 6 15 NW 3 12 NW 4 12

Temperature (°C) By altitude above mean sea level

06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
900m -2 -2 1 2 1 1
600m 0 1 3 4 4 3
300m 2 5 7 8 6 5
Valley 5 7 9 9 8 7

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

06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
900m -11 -10 -5 -3 -4 -5
600m -7 -5 -1 0 0 -1
300m -1 1 5 6 4 3
Valley 1 4 8 8 7 5
Sunrise: 06:04   Sunset: 18:35
Moon phase: Waning gibbous


Mostly sunny through the morning but cloud will build somewhat in the afternoon and evening. Dry throughout, but feeling cold at height.

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

90% or more with any cloud likely to be above the summits.


Mostly very good, though distant hills may be rather hazy

Meteorologist's view

Cold at height, with a low feels like temperature in the morning.

Ground conditions

No recent ground conditions report available.

Tuesday 26 March 2019

Sunrise: 06:01   Sunset: 18:37
Moon phase: Third quarter


Dry but cloudy overnight, though mostly high cloud and patchy low cloud and fog may develop at lower levels. Then dry but rather cloudy on Tuesday, though some bright or sunny spells, with the best of these in the east in the afternoon.

Maximum wind speed expected

Generally light west or northwesterly winds, but fresher winds, 25mph over higher slopes and close to the cloud base

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

70 or 80% overnight with scattered perhaps broken cloud down to 800m, but some cloud and fog may develop at lower levels. Then between 40 and 60% with broken cloud down to 600m at times.


  • At 800m Minus 2 rising to plus 4 Celsius.
  • Valley Plus 1 Celsius rising to 11 Celsius.
  • Freezing level Lowering to 700m overnight but rising again through the morning.


Generally good or very good beneath the cloud, though perhaps fog at low levels at first and some haziness over lower slopes in the morning and again through the evening

Wednesday 27 March 2019

Sunrise: 05:59   Sunset: 18:39
Moon phase: Third quarter

Mostly dry and bright with sunny spells, but perhaps some early mist or fog at low levels. Feeling warm with light, mainly northwesterly winds. Freezing level above the tops.

Thursday 28 March 2019

Sunrise: 05:56   Sunset: 18:41
Moon phase: Third quarter

Generally dry and bright but mostly cloudy, though warm where sun does break through. Thicker cloud in the evening may bring a little light rain along with stronger westerly winds over the tops. Freezing level well above the tops.

Friday 29 March 2019

Sunrise: 05:54   Sunset: 18:43
Moon phase: Third quarter

Mostly cloudy with risk of rain at times, especially early in the day and through the evening, but some brighter spells likely especially in the east. Freezing level well above the tops.

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