Lake District weather forecast for Tuesday 20 November
Issued: 19 November at 17:33
A bitterly cold day with wintry showers and easterly gales across the fells.
Lake District Weather
A dry and clear start for many but cloud building at times and some showers affecting the fells on and off throughout the day, the worst of these will be in the east. The showers will be a wintry mix of sleet and snow but mainly rain below 600m. Good bright spells between showers are expected the morning however showers will group in the afternoon with more prolonged periods of precipitation. A strong easterly wind with gales on the summits will mean a severe wind chill at height.
Visibility will be very good outwith showers, in wintry showers visibility may decrease well below 2km making navigation tricky at times.
Cloud Free Hill Top
60% chance of cloud free tops, cloud base around 700m in showers in the morning lowering to 500m in more prolonged showers in the afternoon. Outwith showers tops will be predominantly cloud free.
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|Max gusts (mph)||26||28||28||29||35||37|
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|Max gusts (mph)||40||40||45||46||46||48|
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Lake District Forecast for Wednesday
A cloudy day with wintry showers on the fells, showers will become less frequent in the afternoon with some prolonged sunny periods particularly west of Coniston Water. Showers will eventually die out in the west too with cloud clearing to leave a mainly clear night with a sharp frost.
Visibility will be generally very good but will fall below 2km in wintry showers on the fells.
80% chance with hill tops mainly clear outwith showers when cloud base will fall to around 700m.
Southeasterly 20-25mph with gusts around 30-35mph, the strongest gusts will be in showers.
- Valley: Plus 4 celsius falling to minus 1 celsius in the evening.
- At 800m: Minus 1 celsius
- Freezing level: 6-700m
Outlook for next few days
Thursday 22 November
A cloudy day but mainly dry with some bright spells likely in the western Lake District, remaining very cold with a light northeasterly breeze. Freezing level just above the summits.
Friday 23 November
Some overnight mist and fog will be slow to clear but it will be a mainly dry day with some brighter spells particularly in the west. Light north easterly winds. Freezing level above the summits.
Saturday 24 November
Another dry day with variable amounts of cloud but likely more brightness than mid week. Still feeling very cold with a moderate north easterly wind. Freezing level above the summits.
An overview to the weather in the Lake District
The summer season in the Lake District actually runs from March to October. The driest period runs between March and June.
The weather is renowned for changing rapidly and rainfall is a predominant feature. The wettest area in the Lake District is known as Sprinkling Tarn which receives approximately 5000mm of rainfall every year!
The wettest months run from October to January.
Snowfall typically falls from November to March. The valleys of the Lake District receive around 20 days of snow and 200 days of rain per year.
Winter is actually a beautiful time of year to enjoy the spectacular views.
It’s important to stay safe during the Winter period, especially if you are considering exploring the fells. If you’re a fan of the Lake District in Winter, why not register on one of our Winter Skills Courses? Learn more