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Lake District Forecast for Friday

Mostly dry with some sunny spells and the chance of the odd shower.

Visibility

Some areas of cloud down to 500-700m in the morning, this gradually lifting and breaking b midday to leave summits mainly clear and visibilities good. Some areas of cloud around summit height as any showers pass by in the afternoon.

Chance of cloud free hill

40% at first, rising to 70% by midday

Wind

West to Southwest 20mph gusting 25-30mph at times.

Temperatures

  • Valley: Plus 13 rising to plus 17 Celsius.
  • At 800m: Plus 7 to plus 10 Celsius.
  • Freezing level: Above summits.

Outlook for next few days

Saturday 27 July

Sunny spells and scattered showers, perhaps heavy and thundery at times. Light to fresh west to southwest winds.

Sunday 28 July

Mainly dry with good sunny spells. Light to fresh west to southwest winds.

Monday 29 July

Dry morning. Cloud, rain and strengthening winds push in from the west 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