Lake District weather forecast for Friday 20 July
Issued: 19 July at 17:54
A dry dawn but rain arriving from the west and spreading across the Lakes by lunchtime. The rain area will be slow moving but it should be dry again by late evening.
Lake District Weather
A dry overnight period into Friday with some clear spells; cloud will soon thicken on Friday morning and produce some light rain from the west. Rain will spread east across the Lake District and there will be some heavier interludes particularly around Skiddaw and Scaffell Pike. The driest conditions will be in the south east around Windermere. Rain will eventually clear in the evening but fog, drizzle and mist may persist late into the night.
Good or very good until mid morning when visibility will fall to a few kilometres in the rain and less than a kilometre in drizzly rain mainly in the west.
Cloud Free Hill Top
80% in the morning particularly in the east becoming 20% in the afternoon as cloud lowers to shroud most tops above 300m.
|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%||20%||50%||80%||80%||90%|
|Max gusts (mph)||8||9||15||19||20||17|
|Max gusts (mph)||10||11||17||21||22||16|
|Max gusts (mph)||13||16||22||25||26||19|
|Max gusts (mph)||17||20||25||27||27||20|
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Lake District Forecast for Saturday
A cloudy start to the day with some mist and fog lingering well into the morning, eventually the cloud will thin and break with some sunny interludes by late afternoon. Sunny intervals will persist into the evening but fog patches will reform in sheltered spots.
Poor or very poor in mist and fog in the morning but improving to moderate or good later in the day.
30% in the morning but cloud thinning and lifting, 80% by mid afternoon with only the highest tops shrouded.
- Valley: Plus 12 Celsius rising to 17 Celsius
- At 800m: Plus 9 Celsius rising to 13 Celsius
- Freezing level: Above the summits.
Outlook for next few days
Sunday 22 July
Cloudy with some mist and fog patches particularly around Scafell Pike. The cloud will tend to thin and break at times particularly around Ullswater and Windermere with some sunny intervals likely in the afternoon. Light West or Southwesterly winds.
Monday 23 July
Cloud thickening to give some spots of drizzle and light rain at times particularly in the west, staying cloudy most of the day. Light southwesterly winds.
Tuesday 24 July
Another mostly cloudy day with some light rain showers, winds remaining light and variable.
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