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Lake District Forecast for Thursday

Dry for much of the day with some sunny spells especially in the morning. More in the way of cloud later in the afternoon with some light rain or drizzle developing for a time during the evening.

Visibility

Good or very good with fine views across to distant hills. Deteriorating later in the afternoon and evening and becoming poor.

Hill cloud

80 or 90% clear with some patches on the higher tops at first but this lifting with all summits becoming clear. Cloud forming on the higher tops later in the afternoon then lowering and becoming more extensive in the evening with all high summits becoming shrouded.

Wind

South or southeast 20-25mph with gusts 30, perhaps 40mph.

Temperatures

  • Valley: 7 Celsius at first lifting to 12 or 13 Celsius
  • At 800m: 5 Celsius
  • Freezing level: Well above the summits.

Outlook for next few days

Friday 16 November

A cloudy start but sunny intervals developing. A dry and relatively mild day with good visibility and fresh south becoming southeasterly winds.

Saturday 17 November

A fine dry day with plenty of sunshine and fresh southeast becoming easterly winds. Perhaps turning hazy in the afternoon.

Sunday 18 November

A misty start and perhaps some low cloud covering the hill tops across the eastern ranges but generally lifting to give another dry day with plenty sunshine. However a marked wind chill developing with that fresh easterly wind.



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