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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.

Visibility

Very good falling to just a few kilometres in rain

Hill cloud

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.

Wind

Westerly 25-30mph, gusts around 45mph, becoming southwesterly 15mph by midday, then strengthening 25-30mph again during the evening.

Temperatures

  • 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

Summer:

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!

Winter:

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