Lake District weather forecast for Sunday 26 September
Issued: 26 September at 03:33
Windy but generally dry with some bright spells, heavy rain in the evening.
Lake District Weather
Quite a lot of hill cloud and some light rain and drizzle for the fells in the west, further north and east will be drier with some cloud breaks. A dry start with a few sunny spells around, further south and west will remaining quite cloudy with some light precipitation possible. As the day goes on it will cloud over from the west with a few showers possible by late afternoon. A band of heavy rain spreads east during the evening which will become quite persistent and perhaps squally and heavy for a time.
During the morning a lot of ranges will have good or very good visibility, in the west it may decrease for a time with some low cloud from 600m and above. During the evening there may be a period of quite squally rainfall as the front approaches the area and visibility may become poor for a time in heavy rain.
Chance of Cloud Free Hill Top
In the south and west, 50% with scattered low cloud. East and northern fells will be clearer for much of the day, perhaps 90% decreasing to 70% in the evening.
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|Max gusts (mph)||31||33||37||43||44||48|
Lake District Forecast for Monday
A lot of heavy rain from midnight to dawn period on Monday morning, quite persistent and heavy at times in the west, a few breaks in the rain further east but very wet on the fells in general. Rain moving away east mid morning and some sunny spells and brighter weather expected behind with a cloud clearing too. A marked fresher feel with a few afternoon showers developing.
After the rain clears visibility will be very good, perhaps dipping moderate in any afternoon showers.A few patches of lower cloud at 6-700m in the morning but these mostly clearing.
Chance of cloud free hill
From daybreak 70% with cloud clearing well after the rain, most hilltops becoming visible 90% by mid morning, perhap a few patches of lower cloud lingering.
Southwesterly 20-25mph, stronger gusts (35-45mph) early in the morning but winds moderating shortly after dawn. Winds becoming gusty by late afternoon again especially around any showers (30mph).
- Valley: Plus 12 falling to 8 Celsius.
- At 800m: Plus 11 Celsius dropping to 6 Celsius.
- Freezing level: Above the summits.
Outlook for next few days
Tuesday 28 September
A bright morning with some sunny spells, a few passing showers, becoming breezy with more persistent rain in the afternoon. Strong southwesterly winds.
Wednesday 29 September
Feeling chilly with some showers possible. Otherwise quite bright but strong northwesterly winds.
Thursday 30 September
Further wind and rain likely but a lot of uncertainty over timings and rainfall.
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.