Lake District weather forecast for Saturday 21 July
Issued: 20 July at 17:22
A cloudy start with mist and fog in many areas, a sunnier afternoon and evening is expected.
Lake District Weather
A cloudy start with mist and fog in many areas. There may be some outbreaks of drizzle and light rain particularly on higher peaks until late morning. The poorer conditions will clear as the sun breaks through by mid morning and cloud begins to dissipate. Cloud will be slow to clear around the higher fells. A sunny afternoon and evening is expected however mist and fog patches will readily reform in sheltered spots.
Good visibility under any cloud becoming very good or excellent in the afternoon.
Cloud Free Hill Top
10% chance in the early morning but breaks will soon develop, by late afternoon 90%
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Lake District Forecast for Sunday
Mist and fog that formed overnight will be slow to clear but it will be a mainly dry day with some sunny intervals particularly in the afternoon. Overall it will stay quite cloudy with one or two isolated showers popping up in the evening but these will be light.
Outwith hill fog visibility will be moderate or good with some haze around.
20% in the morning with plenty hill fog around the peaks but the chance rising to 60% in the afternoon with only the higher peaks shrouded in cloud.
- Valley: Plus 15 Celsius rising to 20 Celsius
- At 800m: Plus 13 Celsius rising to 16 Celsius
- Freezing level: Above summits
Outlook for next few days
Monday 23 July
Occasional mist and fog will be slow to clear in the morning but some sunny intervals will develop however overall it will be a cloudy day with some showers, mainly in the afternoon, some of the showers will be heavy with a risk of thunder, with moderate southwesterly winds. The best conditions will be in the east of the Lake District.
Tuesday 24 July
A band of rain is likely to cross the area, this will become showery in nature, later there will be some sunny periods but staying fairly cloudy.
Wednesday 25 July
The signal is for a day of sunshine and some showers developing but generally settled conditions with light winds.
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