Lake District weather forecast for Thursday 21 September
Issued: 21 September at 02:02
Heavy rain and gales during the morning. Turning drier and brighter.
Lake District Weather
Cloudy during the morning with outbreaks of rain and drizzle, heavy and persistent through much of the morning. Turning drier in the afternoon with the cloud lifting and breaking, some brighter spells developing and winds easing.
Moderate or poor at times during the morning becoming good to very good during the afternoon.
Cloud Free Hill Top
Nil to 20% during the morning, the cloud extensive or overcast with bases around 600m, occasionally lowering to 300m. Becoming 70 to 90% by evening as the cloud lifts and breaks through the afternoon, patches near or above the summits by dusk.
|Time||06:00 - 09:00||09:00 - 12:00||12:00 - 15:00||15:00 - 18:00||18:00 - 21:00||21:00 - 24:00|
|Chance of precipitation||70%||80%||70%||30%||10%||00%|
|Max gusts (mph)||29||11||15||21||15||11|
|Max gusts (mph)||33||19||15||21||17||14|
|Max gusts (mph)||42||34||16||23||22||16|
|Max gusts (mph)||47||38||18||24||20||18|
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Lake District Forecast for Friday
Dry overnight with some clear spells. A bright start expected, but cloud will thicken and lower during the morning with outbreaks of rain developing. The rain turning heavy and persistent at times in the afternoon, becoming drier again in the evening.
Very good becoming moderate or poor at times in the afternoon.
50 to 80% overnight and during the morning. 20 to 40% in the afternoon, the cloud becoming extensive with bases at 600 to 800m.
Increasing South 30 to 40mph gusting 60mph over ridges and summits during daylight hours.
- Valley: Plus 6 Celsius rising to Plus 14 Celsius
- At 800m: Plus 7 to 10 Celsius
- Freezing level: 1500m rising to 2200m
Outlook for next few days
Saturday 23 September
Rather cloudy at first with some patchy light rain or drizzle. Bright, perhaps sunny spells developing. Fresh to strong southerly winds over the tops.
Sunday 24 September
Mostly cloudy with occasional rain and drizzle. Moderate southerly winds over the tops.
Monday 25 September
Patchy rain and drizzle dying out. Brighter later. Light to moderate south or southeast wind over the tops.
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