Lake District weather forecast for Sunday 19 August
Issued: 18 August at 17:24
Low cloud and rain but becoming drier in the afternoon. Strong summit winds easing.
Lake District Weather
Rain will start in the early hours and continue through the morning with some heavy bursts, especially over western fells. The rain will turn light and patchy in the afternoon before dying out to allow some late bright spells in the evening.
Often very poor through the morning with rain and low cloud. Improving under the cloud base through the afternoon but remaining hazy with most hills obscured from view.
Cloud Free Hill Top
Almost nil. Extensive cloud above 200 or 300m but cloud base rising to around 500m during the afternoon and breaking up a little to leave a few clear summits in the evening, mainly eastern fells.
|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||40%||>95%||>95%||>95%||70%||60%|
|Max gusts (mph)||21||29||27||18||15||15|
|Max gusts (mph)||22||29||27||16||14||14|
|Max gusts (mph)||27||37||33||21||17||18|
|Max gusts (mph)||34||47||41||27||22||22|
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Lake District Forecast for Monday
Dry with clear spells overnight but cloud increasing by dawn. Another cloudy and humid day on Monday with rain or drizzle on and off through the day, this mostly light in nature.
Often very poor at height with low cloud but under the cloud base it will be hazy, reducing to a few km at times in patchy rain or drizzle.
70% overnight becoming 10% by early morning as cloud becomes persistent and extensive above 300 or 400m. Cloud rising to 600m at times over eastern fells.
South or Southwest 15-20mph.
- Valley: Plus 14 rising to 17-19 Celsius.
- At 800m: Plus 10 rising to 13 Celsius.
- Freezing level: Well above summits.
Outlook for next few days
Tuesday 21 August
Cloudy with patchy rain at first but dry and bright for most of the day. Outbreaks of rain arriving from the west in the evening. Fresh southwesterly winds, perhaps strong later.
Wednesday 22 August
Rain clearing overnight then it is likely to be mostly dry with bright spells and light winds although persistent rain may arrive late in the day.
Thursday 23 August
Unsettled conditions with spells of rain are likely but there is a lot of uncertainty by this stage.
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