Lake District weather forecast for Saturday 19 October
Issued: 18 October at 17:16
Mainly dry and bright morning then cloudy with showers in afternoon.
Lake District Weather
Showers dying away soon after midnight then dry with clear spells allowing fog patches to develop. A bright morning with any fog patches slowly lifting then turning cloudy in the afternoon as showers arrive from the north. The showers will clear away south in the evening to leave clear spells.
Patchy fog in the morning, otherwise good visibility but poor at times as showers arrive in the afternoon.
Cloud Free Hill Top
30% at midnight becoming 80% by morning as low cloud lifts and breaks. Becoming 30% for a few hours in the afternoon with cloud increasing, bases 600-800m, before summits clear in the evening.
|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||50%||30%||00%||20%||30%||60%|
|Max gusts (mph)||10||10||10||10||15||26|
|Max gusts (mph)||9||9||9||10||15||21|
|Max gusts (mph)||10||9||11||11||15||25|
|Max gusts (mph)||11||12||14||15||19||28|
Lake District Forecast for Sunday
Dry with clear spells overnight then a bright day with sunny spells, these most prolonged over southern and western fells. More cloud and the odd shower across the far east of the Lake District. Cold winds on the tops.
Excellent air clarity away from any summit cloud in the east.
90% chance. Patchy summit cloud over fells from Helvellyn eastwards, otherwise clear.
North or Northeast 25 gusts 35mph.
- Valley: Plus 2 or 3 rising to 9 or 10 Celsius.
- At 800m: Plus 2 rising to 4 Celsius.
- Freezing level: 1100-1200m.
Outlook for next few days
Monday 21 October
A cold start with patchy fog and frost then dry with plenty of sunshine and light winds.
Tuesday 22 October
Dry with bright spells although clouding over later with the odd spot of rain in the evening. Strengthening southwesterly winds.
Wednesday 23 October
Strong to gale force southwesterly winds with rain arriving from the northwest, heavy at times.
An overview of 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.