Lake District weather forecast for Friday 22 September
Issued: 22 September at 02:15
Cloudy with outbreaks of rain in the afternoon. Gales over the tops.
Lake District Weather
A bright start to the day, however cloud will thicken during the morning with outbreaks of rain expected by lunchtime. The cloud lowering significantly in the afternoon with outbreaks of rain and drizzle. It will gradually become drier though the evening, although cloud expected to remain extensive. Gale force southerly winds developing over the tops with significant wind chill.
Very good at first, becoming moderate, occasionally poor at times in the afternoon and evening.
Cloud Free Hill Top
60 to 90% at first with only patchy cloud near or above the summits. Nil to 20% in the afternoon and evening with the cloud extensive, bases 300 to 600m.
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Lake District Forecast for Saturday
Rather cloudy overnight with patchy drizzle, mainly over the southeastern and southwestern Fells. The cloud should tend to lift and break at times, the best of the brightness expected over northern and northwestern Fells. Mainly dry during daylight hours, although patchy drizzle possible.
Moderate , perhaps poor at times overnight and during the morning, becoming mostly good.
10 to 20% overnight, becoming 30 to 60% during daylight hours with the cloud extensive, bases 600 to 900m, occasionally 300m on south and southeast facing slopes, the best of any breaks in the north.
South 15 to 20mph
- Valley: Plus 10 Celsius rising to 17 Celsius
- At 800m: Around plus 10 Celsius
- Freezing level: 2500m
Outlook for next few days
Sunday 24 September
Dry and bright with some sunny spells expected. Thickening cloud and rain later. Fresh to strong southerly winds over the tops.
Monday 25 September
Cloudy with outbreaks of rain at first. Becoming drier and bright. Light to moderate southeast winds.
Tuesday 26 September
Mainly dry. Some bright, perhaps sunny spells. Moderate southeast winds.
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