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Lake District Forecast for Monday

Dry with clear spells overnight but cloud increasing by dawn. Another cloudy and humid day on Monday with rain or drizzle on and off through the day, this mostly light in nature.

Visibility

Often very poor at height with low cloud but under the cloud base it will be hazy, reducing to a few km at times in patchy rain or drizzle.

Hill cloud

70% overnight becoming 10% by early morning as cloud becomes persistent and extensive above 300 or 400m. Cloud rising to 600m at times over eastern fells.

Wind

South or Southwest 15-20mph.

Temperatures

  • Valley: Plus 14 rising to 17-19 Celsius.
  • At 800m: Plus 10 rising to 13 Celsius.
  • Freezing level: Well above summits.

Outlook for next few days

Tuesday 21 August

Cloudy with patchy rain at first but dry and bright for most of the day. Outbreaks of rain arriving from the west in the evening. Fresh southwesterly winds, perhaps strong later.

Wednesday 22 August

Rain clearing overnight then it is likely to be mostly dry with bright spells and light winds although persistent rain may arrive late in the day.

Thursday 23 August

Unsettled conditions with spells of rain are likely but there is a lot of uncertainty by this stage.



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