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Lake District Forecast for Friday

Becoming drier overnight, but possibly some mist and fog developing. Then some bright spells, but a mostly cloudy, showery day with heavy rain at times and risk of thunder and hail and there will likely be some low cloud and mist in the valleys and over lowest slopes, especially at first.

Visibility

Good between showers on lower slopes, but poor where low cloud and mist lingers and at times poor or very poor at height with periods of cloud above 700m, occasionally lower in showers.

Chance of cloud free hill

60% overnight, 40% by day

Wind

Southeast, later southwest, 20 gust 30 mph, but 30, perhaps 40 gust 55mph in heavy, thundery showers

Temperatures

  • Valley: Plus 11 or 12 C rising to plus 17 C
  • At 800m: Plus 8 to 11 C
  • Freezing level: Above the summits

Outlook for next few days

Saturday 07 August

Remaining unsettled with showers or longer spells of rain, some heavy with risk of thunder.

Sunday 08 August

Mostly cloudy with showers, perhaps longer spells of rain. Brisk west then northwest summit winds.

Monday 09 August

Bright or sunny spells, but still some showers, though only a few heavy ones. Lighter northwest winds.

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