Lake District weather forecast for Monday 18 June
Issued: 17 June at 16:23
Largely fine morning but cloudier with outbreaks of rain for the afternoon
Lake District Weather
Patchy rain and drizzle soon clearing with clear spells developing. Then a bright morning with some sunny spells around, especially across eastern hills. However cloud above the summits will increase and thicken enough to bring patchy rain to southern and western fells around midday. The rain spreads east during the early afternoon and becomes more persistent, and perhaps occasionally heavy, over western fells with the cloud lowering onto the fells. Drier conditions with clear spells then spread south through the late evening.
Very good or excellent through the morning with some good panoramic views available but falling to just a few kilometres in rain and drizzle.
Cloud Free Hill Top
Around 75%, perhaps nearer 90% in the east, at first with occasional patches around 600m. Chances fall during the afternoon to near zero in the south and west with periods or persistent cloud above about 450m and around 20% in the east with periods of cloud above about 600m.
|Time||00:00 - 03:00||03:00 - 06:00||06:00 - 09:00||09:00 - 12:00||12:00 - 15:00||15:00 - 18:00|
|Chance of precipitation||30%||10%||10%||10%||30%||80%|
|Max gusts (mph)||24||23||25||25||28||24|
|Max gusts (mph)||24||23||25||25||31||26|
|Max gusts (mph)||29||27||29||30||36||33|
|Max gusts (mph)||34||31||31||30||36||41|
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Lake District Forecast for Tuesday
Dry and becoming clear overnight. Then another fine start with some sunny spells but cloud increases through the morning with outbreaks of rain developing through the afternoon, most persistent in the south and west, becoming heavy at times especially through the evening.
Very good falling to just a few kilometres in rain
Around 90% at dawn with only small amounts below summit level falling to near zero in the south and west with periods or persistent cloud above about 450m and patches below but nearer 20% in the east with periods of cloud above about 600m.
Westerly 25-30mph, gusts around 45mph, becoming southwesterly 15mph by midday, then strengthening 25-30mph again during the evening.
- Valley: Around plus 10 Celsius at dawn rising to plus 18 Celsius by early afternoon
- At 800m: Around plus 6 Celsius rising to plus 9 Celsius
- Freezing level: Above the summits
Outlook for next few days
Wednesday 20 June
Cloudy with outbreaks of rain but becoming drier and brighter through the afternoon and evening. Strong southwesterly winds veering more westerly and easing. Freezing level above the summits.
Thursday 21 June
Mainly dry with some good spells of sunshine developing. Fresh westerly or northwesterly winds easing. Freezing level above the summits.
Friday 22 June
Dry with good sunny spells. Mainly light northwesterly winds. 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