Lake District weather forecast for Saturday 21 April
Issued: 21 April at 03:53
Fine and dry through much of the day. Risk of evening thundery showers. Strengthening southerly winds.
Lake District Weather
Any patchy mist, fog or low cloud soon dispersing in the morning to leave much of the day dry with unbroken sunshine. However during the evening cloud bubbles up bringing a risk of heavy thundery showers, especially to eastern fells, though they could miss and pass to the east.
Very good or excellent with good panoramic views of surrounding fells and lakes, although a kilometre or less in early low level mist and fog and several kilometres in any evening showers.
Cloud Free Hill Top
90% or more, although some thin low cloud likely, especially over western foothills at first in the morning. Chances reduce, especially across eastern fells, during the late afternoon and evening with occasional cloud developing above 750m and becoming above 600m in any showers.
|Time||06:00 - 09:00||09:00 - 12:00||12:00 - 15:00||15:00 - 18:00||18:00 - 21:00||21:00 - 24:00|
|Chance of precipitation||00%||00%||00%||<05%||<05%||30%|
|Max gusts (mph)||5||11||15||17||7||15|
|Max gusts (mph)||8||13||18||20||12||18|
|Max gusts (mph)||11||14||20||23||18||26|
|Max gusts (mph)||12||16||21||23||25||29|
- from time.is
Lake District Forecast for Sunday
Any heavy, thundery showers clearing eastwards through the early hours to leave some late clear spells and early sunshine. However cloud soon increases bringing outbreaks of rain east through the morning. The rain clears in the afternoon but it remains rather cloudy with a few showers
Good or very good falling to several kilometres in heavier showers and rain.
Around 60% at first with occasional or periods around 600m soon becoming 20% or less with periods above 450m over western fells. Chances improve again in the afternoon to around 40% with periods above 600m in the west to nearer 80% in the west with occasional cloud above 750m.
Southerly then southwesterly 20-25mph, gusts around 40mph.
- Valley: Around plus 10 Celsius rising to plus 15 Celsius
- At 800m: Plus 9 Celsius falling to plus 4 Celsius by mid-morning
- Freezing level: Above the summits but falling.
Outlook for next few days
Monday 23 April
A rather cloudy day with outbreaks of rain and drizzle. Best of any brighter spells across eastern fells. Strong westerly or southwesterly winds. Freezing level above the summits.
Tuesday 24 April
Some brighter spells in the east but generally rather cloudy with patchy rain or drizzle becoming more persistent later, with perhaps some wintriness on the higher summits. Occasionally strong southwesterly winds. Freezing level just above the highest summits.
Wednesday 25 April
Rain clearing east overnight then sunny spells and showers developing, with some wintriness on the high summits. Strong southwesterly then westerly winds. Freezing level just above the highest 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