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Lake District

Confidence

High for warm and humid conditions to start the week, moderate for timings of a transition to cooler and fresher weather from early Thursday.

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Sunday 19 August 2018

Sunrise: 05:56   Sunset: 20:36
Moon phase: First quarter

Mostly cloudy and misty with some light drizzle, especially in the west.

Monday 20 August 2018

Weather hazards

Poor visibility Medium likelihood Hide 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.

Strong sunlight Medium likelihood Show 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.

Headline

Rather cloudy with some patchy rain at first, otherwise mostly dry with bright or sunny spells increasing into the afternoon.

Weather at 800m

00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Light rain Light rain Light rain Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
60% 60% 40% 30% 10% 20% 10% 10%
Chance of precipitation
3,200 3,100 3,000 3,000 2,900 2,800 2,800 2,700
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 SW 16 18 SW 18 20 SW 15 17 W 12 15 W 8 11 W 8 11 W 5 7 NE 4 5
600m SW 7 9 SW 10 13 SW 10 14 W 7 9 W 7 9 W 7 9 NW 4 6 W 3 4
300m SW 1 9 W 2 11 W 3 11 W 3 8 W 3 8 W 4 8 W 3 5 NW 2 3
Valley SW 0 3 W 0 6 NW 2 9 W 2 7 W 4 9 W 4 8 W 3 6 NW 2 3

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 11 11 10 10 11 12 12 12
600m 12 12 11 12 13 14 14 13
300m 13 13 13 14 16 17 16 14
Valley 15 15 15 16 17 17 17 15

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 8 8 7 7 10 10 11 11
600m 11 10 9 10 12 13 14 13
300m 13 13 12 14 16 17 16 14
Valley 15 15 15 16 17 17 17 15
Sunrise: 05:58   Sunset: 20:34
Moon phase: First quarter

Weather

Rather cloudy to start with some patchy light rain or drizzle, chiefly across western upslopes of western ranges through to late morning, but some sunny spells developing. During the afternoon there is the small risk of an isolated light shower but most places staying dry. Cloudy at times but mainly dry through the evening.

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

30% at first with some cloud down to 500m in places. Becoming 80% for the afternoon as cloud lifts above the summits at times.

Visibility

Moderate or poor to start, becoming good from late morning.

Meteorologist's view

Nothing to add.

Ground conditions

No recent ground conditions report available.

Tuesday 21 August 2018

Sunrise: 05:59   Sunset: 20:32
Moon phase: First quarter

Weather

Rather cloudy and misty at first, but any low cloud and hill fog soon clearing to give some sunny spells, but with a few showers in the afternoon.

Maximum wind speed expected

Variable 5mph becoming SW 20mph

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

40% at first with some low cloud down to 300-400m, becoming 90% through the morning.

Temperature

  • At 800m 11 becoming 16 C
  • Valley 12 becoming 20 C
  • Freezing level Well above the summits.

Visibility

Moderate or poor, becoming good during the morning.

Wednesday 22 August 2018

Sunrise: 06:01   Sunset: 20:29
Moon phase: Waxing gibbous

Increasingly cloudy with outbreaks of rain and drizzle spreading from the west. Strong southwest winds developing across the summits.

Thursday 23 August 2018

Sunrise: 06:03   Sunset: 20:27
Moon phase: Waxing gibbous

Much fresher conditions with well broken cloud and a few showers. Strong west to northwest winds developing at elevation.

Friday 24 August 2018

Sunrise: 06:05   Sunset: 20:25
Moon phase: Waxing gibbous

Bright or sunny spells and showers. Strong west to northwest winds on the summits, these perhaps reaching gale force at times near showers.

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