Lake District weather forecast for Sunday 20 August
Issued: 19 August at 18:32
Rather cloudy start with showers, but mostly dry with sunny spells by the afternoon.
Lake District Weather
Rather lcoudy overnight and at furst on Sunday with showers but cloud wil lift and break through the morning with some good spells of sunshine breaking through. Mostly dry with sunny spells through the afternoon and into the evening.
Generally good or very good but some reductions with showers.
Cloud Free Hill Top
10% over western fells in the morning with cloud down to 300 or 400m at times, but 40% in teh east with cloud generally above 600m. Chances improving to 70% in the afternoon with then mostly scattered cloud above 800m.
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|Max gusts (mph)||23||19||18||12||15||12|
|Max gusts (mph)||25||19||18||13||15||12|
|Max gusts (mph)||30||25||20||15||18||15|
|Max gusts (mph)||31||26||21||16||18||14|
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Lake District Forecast for Monday
A cloudier day with outbreaks of rain spreading from the west through the morning. Perhaps a drier and brighter spell in early afternoon, but then cloud thickening with some heavy rain developing.
Good at firts tehn moderate occasionally poor
40% at first with cloud generallly above 800m, but little chance from mid-afternoon, with extensive cloud down to 600m and to 250m over western fells.
Southeasterly 20 mph in afternoon
- Valley: Plus 8 rising to plus 15
- At 800m: Plus 7
- Freezing level: Above the tops
Outlook for next few days
Tuesday 22 August
Some heavy, possibly thundery rain overnight, then generally cloudy with a little rain in the morning. Drier in the afternoon and into the evening, but some heavy rain later with fresher southeasterly winds.
Wednesday 23 August
Fresh or strong southeasterly winds over teh tops at first with soem heavy rain but winds will turn west or southwest and ease through the morning. Then much drier and brighter conditions spreading from the west, but a few showers in teh evening with winds freshening a tough over the tops.
Thursday 24 August
Strong perhaps gale forec southwestelry winds over the tops and generally cloudy with showers. Soem heavy and prolonged showers in teh afternoon with the risk of thunder too.
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