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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.

Visibility

Good at firts tehn moderate occasionally poor

Hill cloud

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.

Wind

Southeasterly 20 mph in afternoon

Temperatures

  • 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

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