Lake District weather forecast for Friday 21 September
Issued: 20 September at 17:09
Blustery occasionally heavy showers by day.
Lake District Weather
Periods of occasionally heavy rain during the early hours of Friday morning, with a risk of thunderstorms. Outbreaks turning more showery towards dawn. A rather cloudy dawn with frequent blustery showers through the morning and afternoon, these turning heavy at times with a risk of thunderstorms. Gradually through the evening showers will turn lighter and less frequent.
Good falling moderate or poor in rain or showers.
Cloud Free Hill Top
10% or less soon increasing 70% as the rain clears to showers, with cloud occasionally descending onto hills around 500m in heavier showers, increasing 85% by late evening.
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|Chance of precipitation||80%||80%||60%||50%||60%||60%|
|Max gusts (mph)||22||38||36||38||33||33|
|Max gusts (mph)||22||40||38||38||32||36|
|Max gusts (mph)||24||47||43||46||37||40|
|Max gusts (mph)||24||52||51||50||41||45|
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Lake District Forecast for Saturday
A mix of isolated showers and sunny spells will largely hold sway through the day, however from the afternoon there will be a small chance of an area of cloud and more persistent rain spreading erratically from the south for a time.
Mostly good or very good, becoming moderate in showers and perhaps moderate to poor should the rain spread from the south later.
85% for much of the day with bases mostly above the summits, briefly lowering 600m in showers, and perhaps more generally should the rain spread from the south later.
West mean speed 35-40mph with gusts 55mph, easing from dawn, becoming variable less than 10mph late evening.
- Valley: Plus 3C rising 13C during the afternoon
- At 800m: Plus 5-7C
- Freezing level: Above the summits
Outlook for next few days
Sunday 23 September
Scattered showers during the morning, perhaps merging to longer spells of rain for a time at first, then mainly dry and bright for the afternoon. Summit winds increasing to a fresh northerly. Freezing level above all summits.
Monday 24 September
Perhaps the odd light shower cropping up on an otherwise dry and occasionally sunny day. Fresh summit winds easing. Freezing level above all summits.
Tuesday 25 September
Dry with bright or sunny spells. Winds freshening later.
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