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Lake District Forecast for Saturday

Once again low level mist and fog patches develop overnight but clear quickly in the morning to leave a dry and mostly sunny morning. However cloud bubbles up through the afternoon bringing a risk of some late afternoon and evening heavy thundery showers.

Visibility

Very good or excellent with good panoramic views of surrounding lakes and fells, although less than a kilometre or less in low level mist and fog. Visibility may fall to several kilometres in showers later.

Hill cloud

90% or more with little or no cloud affecting the summits. However thin low cloud likely, especially western foothills, through the early hours and at first in the morning. Chances reduce to around 75% during the late afternoon and evening with occasional cloud above 750m developing.

Wind

Variable winds 10mph or less in the morning at first freshening through the afternoon to become southerly 15-20mph by late evening.

Temperatures

  • Valley: Plus 6 Celsius at dawn rising to around plus 17 Celsius by day
  • At 800m: Plus 6 Celsius rising to plus 11 Celsius
  • Freezing level: Above the summits.

Outlook for next few days

Sunday 22 April

Thundery showers clearing away through the morning to leave a brighter afternoon with a few showers. Fresh southerly then southwesterly winds. Freezing level above the summits.

Monday 23 April

A cooler and rather cloudy day with outbreaks of rain, and perhaps some summit sleet. Strong southwesterly winds. Freezing level falling close to highest summits.

Tuesday 24 April

Cloudy start with rain but becoming brighter with showers in afternoon. Risk of some wintriness over highest summits. Strong southwesterly winds. Freezing level close to highest 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