Lake District weather forecast for Wednesday 24 October
Issued: 23 October at 17:32
Rather cloudy and windy but staying mostly dry.
Lake District Weather
Mostly cloudy and dry except for a little light rain or drizzle at times but this not amounting to much. A few bright intervals are possible, best chance of these will be to the east of Helvellyn and Windermere.
Below the cloud base it will be rather hazy with distant hills obscured
Cloud Free Hill Top
10%. Cloud will be extensive above 500 or 600m with patches on lower slopes in the west. Cloud may break up off the summits at times across the far eastern fells.
|Time||00:00 - 03:00||03:00 - 06:00||06:00 - 09:00||09:00 - 12:00||12:00 - 15:00||15:00 - 18:00|
|Chance of precipitation||10%||10%||10%||10%||10%||10%|
|Max gusts (mph)||31||24||25||26||26||26|
|Max gusts (mph)||31||25||25||27||26||26|
|Max gusts (mph)||39||28||29||29||28||29|
|Max gusts (mph)||48||31||30||30||29||31|
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Lake District Forecast for Thursday
Staying mostly cloudy and misty with patchy light rain or drizzle. Some limited bright spells are possible in the afternoon, mainly to the east of Helvellyn and Windermere. The rain will turn more persistent after dark.
Rather hazy under the cloud base with distant hills obscured but improving for a time in the afternoon in the east.
Almost nil in the morning with extensive cloud above 400m becoming 20% in the afternoon with cloud lifting to about 700m and becoming patchier.
Westerly 25-30 gusts 40mph increasing to 40mph gusts 60mph in the evening.
- Valley: Plus 9 rising to 12 or 13 Celsius.
- At 800m: Plus 5 or 6 Celsius.
- Freezing level: Above the summits.
Outlook for next few days
Friday 26 October
Rain, turning to snow for a time on the tops, quickly clearing south overnight with a change to much colder and clearer conditions. A bright day with long sunny spells and isolated sleet or snow showers. Feeling bitterly cold in strong northerly winds. Freezing level 600m falling to 400m after dark.
Saturday 27 October
Similar to Friday. Long sunny spells and the odd passing snow shower. Strong northerly winds and severe wind chill.
Sunday 28 October
Remaining cold but largely dry with some sunshine. Strong northerly winds easing.
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