Organisers of Ulverston Lantern Festival said the weather 'looks absolutely great' for the event.

According to the Met Office, the forecast for Saturday (September 16) has temperatures with highs of 65 degrees fahrenheit with a maximum 20 per cent chance of rain around 10am. 

Marking its 40th anniversary, the annual event dates back to the late 1980s when a small group of local artists and community members organised a lantern procession as a way to brighten up the dark winter months.

The procession begins at dusk with glowing lanterns creating a mesmerizing spectacle transforming the town with local bands and performers adding to the festive ambiance.

The festival's success is down to the creativity, dedication, and passion of volunteers and participants however more are still needed to organise the event.

Speaking on the event's Facebook page, organisers said: "Weather forecast for Saturday Lantern Festival looks absolutely great - cloudy changing to sunshine in the afternoon, 60 degree temperature and virtually no chance of rain.  

"So forge ahead with those Lanterns to make this event as brilliant as we can.  We still need volunteers to help with organisation on the night, so if you would like to be part of a brilliant local event send us a message via Facebook."

To find out more, visit the Ulverston Lantern Festival Facebook page.