Lake District weather forecast for Saturday 17 November
Issued: 16 November at 17:17
Dry with long sunny spells. Strengthening southeasterly breeze.
Lake District Weather
Southern and eastern fells cloudy through the early hours with perhaps a few spots of drizzle, otherwise dry with clear spells. Cloud across the south and east clears soon after dawn to leave a dry and largely sunny day. Continuing dry and clear through the evening.
Around 200m in cloud and just a few kilometres in any drizzle, otherwise mainly good becoming very good or excellent soon after dawn with good panoramic views of surrounding lakes and fells.
Cloud Free Hill Top
Around 30% at dawn across southern and eastern fells, with periods above about 450m but these soon clearing. Otherwise close to 100% with little or no cloud below summits level.
|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||10%||10%||<05%||<05%||00%||00%|
|Max gusts (mph)||13||16||15||14||16||16|
|Max gusts (mph)||16||15||14||15||17||17|
|Max gusts (mph)||22||26||24||26||28||32|
|Max gusts (mph)||26||25||24||29||33||37|
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Lake District Forecast for Sunday
Risk of some patchy low cloud across southern and eastern fells through the early hours and at first on Sunday morning, otherwise clear or sunny and dry.
Around 200m in cloud, otherwise mainly very good or excellent with good panoramic views of surrounding lakes and fells.
Around 75% across southern and eastern fells at first with occasional cloud above about 450m, otherwise close to 100% with little or no cloud expected below summit level.
Southeasterly 25-30mph, gusts around 45mph over ridges and summits, backing more easterly around 20mph by late morning.
- Valley: Around plus 3 Celsius at dawn rising to plus 13 Celsius by day.
- At 800m: Plus 6 Celsius falling to plus 1 Celsius later.
- Freezing level: Above the summits but falling to around 900m through the afternoon.
Outlook for next few days
Monday 19 November
Some sunny spells across western fells, otherwise cloudy with a few light wintry showers around, falling mainly as snow above about 750m. Occasionally strong easterly winds. Freezing level around 900m.
Tuesday 20 November
Rather cloudy, best of any sunny spells over western fells, with occasional wintry showers, falling mainly as snow above 600m. Occasionally strong easterly winds. Freezing level falling to around 750m.
Wednesday 21 November
Some bright or sunny spells for western fells, otherwise cloudy with snow showers, perhaps a longer spell of snow later. Strong easterly winds. Freezing level falling to around 450m.
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