Lake District weather forecast for Friday 20 October
Issued: 19 October at 17:43
Dull with some rain or drizzle. Gales by evening.
Lake District Weather
Cloudy for much of the day with some occaional rain or drizzle, mainly in the morning and over southern facing upslopes. Best chance of some clearer and drier breaks across the northern most fells during the afternoon, these probably short lived. Further outbreaks of rain spreading more widely from the west in the afternoon with southerly gales developing.
Widely poor, although improving somewhat later in the afternoon as low cloud clears, but remaining rather hazy until dusk.
Cloud Free Hill Top
20% during daylight, this across the north. Otherwise extensive cloud down to 300 to 500 metres. Cloud will tend of lift off the summits during the evening.
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|Chance of precipitation||70%||70%||70%||40%||20%||20%|
|Max gusts (mph)||19||10||4||6||10||17|
|Max gusts (mph)||22||12||5||9||11||19|
|Max gusts (mph)||28||13||8||10||11||21|
|Max gusts (mph)||33||15||9||12||12||22|
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Lake District Forecast for Saturday
Very windy with rain, persistent and drenching at times.
Poor in rain.
30%, widely down to 500 metres in rain.
South or southeasterly 50 mph with gusts 70 mph on the highest summits.
- Valley: Plus 7 rising to 12 Celsius.
- At 800m: Plus 4 Celsius
- Freezing level: Above the summits.
Outlook for next few days
Sunday 22 October
Windy and mostly cloudy with some rain, drier later. Northwesterly gale or severe gales, easing later.
Monday 23 October
Remaining unsettled with strong southwesterly winds and a risk of rain.
Tuesday 24 October
Fresh westerly winds and chance of showers.
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