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Lake District Forecast for Monday

Cold and dry with high cloud increasing in the early hours, thickening through the morning with a few light snow flurries around midday. Extensive hill fog and outbreaks of rain from around mid-afternoon, snow briefly on the tops, these conditions persisting into the evening overnight with strengthening winds.

Visibility

Excellent in the morning. Becoming poor in the afternoon with cloud soon lowering to 600m, then 300-400m in the evening.

Chance of cloud free hill

90% in the morning. Falling to nil in the afternoon.

Wind

North becoming West or Southwest 5-10 mph. Increasing 15-20 gusting 30 mph in the evening.

Temperatures

  • Valley: Minus 2 Celsius rising to plus 2 Celsius in the afternoon, then plus 6 Celsius late evening.
  • At 800m: Minus 2 Celsius rising to plus 3 Celsius around dusk, plus 5 Celsius late evening.
  • Freezing level: 300-400m rising to 600m by midday then above the summits by late afternoon.

Outlook for next few days

Tuesday 30 November

Low cloud with persistent occasionally heavy rain. Fresh to strong westerly winds, turning northwest late evening with rain turning more showery and turning to snow on the summits. Freezing level above the summits.

Wednesday 01 December

Cloudy with heavy showers, wintry on the summits, then down to around 600-700m. Becoming mostly dry by evening. Fresh westerly winds. Freezing level 1000m, 700-800m in the afternoon, 500m late evening.

Thursday 02 December

Dry cold and sunny, but light winds. Turning milder with lowering cloud, rain and strengthening southwest winds later. Freezing level 300-400m, rising above the summits later.

An overview of 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.

Enjoy the fells safely on a winter skills course