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Lake District weather forecast for Friday 7 May
Issued: 7 May at 03:24
Sunshine and wintry showers, these fading through evening. Rather cold.
Lake District Weather
Northwesterly winds will maintain a feed of showers of hail, sleet or snow across all areas through morning with areas of cloud shrouding the hills. Wintry showers may become more widespread for a time from late morning but as winds back westerly, these will becomes confined to the Eastern Fells. Isolated afternoon thunderstorms are possible. Clear skies will spread to all parts from late afternoon.
Areas of cloud above 400-500m expected through morning but skies will clear from the west. Snow showers reducing visibility to a few hundred metres at times.
Chance of Cloud Free Hill Top
40% rising 90%.
|Time||06:00 - 09:00||09:00 - 12:00||12:00 - 15:00||15:00 - 18:00||18:00 - 21:00||21:00 - 24:00|
|Chance of precipitation||30%||40%||50%||40%||30%||<05%|
|Max gusts (mph)||5||10||10||17||15||6|
|Max gusts (mph)||7||10||12||18||13||6|
|Max gusts (mph)||8||8||14||21||15||7|
|Max gusts (mph)||10||9||15||20||15||7|
Lake District Forecast for Saturday
A cold night will soon give way to wet and windy weather arriving by dawn. Easterly winds will strengthen and bring heavy snow above 500m initially before turning to rain at all levels through afternoon. Rain will fade through evening but, perhaps leaving some late brightness.
Widely very poor as cloud becomes extensive above 400-500m and heavy snow or rain sets in. Best shelter on west facing slopes across the Western Fells.
Chance of cloud free hill
No chance through morning, improving 40% by late afternoon.
East 30-40 gusting 60mph, backing SE then Southerly 25-30 gusting 40mph through afternoon.
- Valley: 6C rising 10-12C.
- At 800m: Minus 1 C rising to 3 or 4C.
- Freezing level: 800m quickly rising above summits by afternoon.
Outlook for next few days
Sunday 09 May
Strong southerly winds will bring plenty of sunshine in between scattered and often sharp showers. Freezing level above summits.
Monday 10 May
A similar day to Sunday as southerly winds remain strong and further showers develop, mainly by day, and may be on the heavy side. Freezing level above summits.
Tuesday 11 May
A less windy day compared to previous days but further showers are likely, as are brighter spells.
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.