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  1. Weather on the fells: Warm and dry with mostly clear skies

    • Temperature at 3,000ft: Around 5C to 7C (41F to 43F) in the morning, before increasing to 10C to 12C (50F to 54F) later in the afternoon.
    • Winds: A westerly wind, turning south-westerly, gusts reaching up to 35mph later in the day.
    • Cloud: Patches of cloud around in the morning, but mostly clear skies for the rest of the day. Cloud bases will be well above the summits.
    • Weather: A mostly dry and warm day for many. There will be some patches of cloud around in the morning, but this should quickly clear to leave lengthy spells of sunshine for the rest of the day. A few patches of cloud may linger in the northern fells, however.
    • Visibility: Good.
    • UV levels: High.
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    Video caption: Caroline Flack's friends climb Lake District peaks in her memory

    Olly Murs and friends of Caroline Flack have taken part in a trek in her memory.

  3. Covid: Health boss advises people to think twice before travel

    People living in Cumbria have been urged to consider whether they need to take trips out of the county.

    The message comes as cases of the Delta variant continue to rise and a further delay in the easing of lockdown restrictions planned for 21 June is expected to be announced later.

    Many scientists have called for a delay to enable more people to be vaccinated and receive second doses.

    It would also allow more work to be done on whether vaccines are breaking, or simply weakening, the link between infections and hospitalisations.

    Cumbria's Director of Public Health, Colin Cox (pictured below) says people should think twice before travelling to major cities for recreational trips.

    He said: "Do think very hard about whether you need to do these things, obviously if you go to school or college that's one thing, but if you're just taking trips out of Cumbria and into more congested areas for the sake of recreation, then do please think very hard about whether you need to do that."

    Cumbria's public health director, Colin Cox
  4. Covid: Carnegie Theatre looks outside venue for audience

    The people running one of Cumbria's theatres are looking to what they could do without using the auditorium, as government sources tell the BBC most coronavirus rules will remain in place in England for another four weeks after the planned 21 June unlocking.

    It would mean mean capacity limits for sports, pubs, theatres and cinemas will remain, and nightclubs would stay closed.

    The Carnegie Theatre and Arts Centre in Workington has opened to activity clubs, but says it has not been financially viable to bring back the theatre.

    Chairman Lee Martin-White said: "We need to know where our funding is going to come from for the next 5-10 years.

    "We're also looking at what else we can do that doesn't involve the building, in terms of community engagement and getting back in touch with our audience."

    Auditorium of Carnegie theatre
  5. Weather on the fells: A mixed day of cloud and sun with showers

    • Temperature at 3,000ft: Around 7C to 8C (45F to 46F).
    • Winds: A fresh westerly wind will gradually turn north-westerly into the afternoon, with gusts up to 40mph to 45mph.
    • Cloud: Mostly cloudy skies to start the day with cloud bases around 1,300ft to 2,000ft (400m to 600m), with extensive hill fog in places. It will turn sunnier for some time through the late morning but will turn cloudier again in the late afternoon. Cloud bases will be above the summits later.
    • Weather: A cloudy and foggy start with spells of light rain or drizzle, but it should turn dry and sunny for a time as the morning goes on. Through the afternoon, it will become cloudier again but it will remain dry.
    • Visibility: Generally good but poor above the cloud bases in the early morning.
    • UV levels: Moderate, but high during any sunny spells.
  6. West Cumbria site to be assessed in suitability for new power plant

    A site in West Cumbria will be assessed along with 14 others to see if it is suitable to be home to a new nuclear power station.

    Moorside near Sellafield is in the running to house the UK's first prototype nuclear fusion power plant, capable of generating hundreds of megawatts of net electrical energy.

    A final shortlist will be produced in the autumn, and the Business Secretary will make a final decision on the site by the end of 2022.

    Cumbria County Council leader Stewart Young said: “If our bid is successful at this next stage, it will bring huge investment to Cumbria and put us on a world stage in demonstrating how we can generate clean energy from nuclear.”

    Moorside site near Sellafield
  7. Weather on the fells: Cloudy start, turning dry and clear later

    • Temperature at 3,000ft: Around 9C to 10C (48F to 50F).
    • Winds: Strong south-westerly breezes to start, easing to become fresh and westerly in the afternoon. Maximum gusts of around 40mph to 45mph in the morning, down to 30mph to 35mph later.
    • Cloud: Extensive cloud cover and hill fog in the morning. Cloud will become more broken through the day.
    • Weather: Mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain in the morning. Turning drier in the afternoon, with sunny spells developing.
    • Visibility: Generally poor in the morning, especially in areas of hill fog and during any outbreaks of rain. Becoming good in the afternoon.
    • UV levels: Low to start, but becoming moderate in the afternoon.