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Lake District weather forecast for Wednesday 25 November
Issued: 24 November at 16:57
Rain clearing by early morning then mainly dry and bright with light winds.
Lake District Weather
Rain overnight will clear in the early hours. A cloudy start but brightening up with increasing amounts of sunshine. Vast majority of places staying dry with just isolated showers, wintry on the tops. Dry evening with clear spells, turning chilly with patchy frost and fog developing.
Poor in early hours in rain. Excellent air clarity through the day with clear views of distant hills.
Cloud Free Hill Top
20% in early hours with extensive low cloud. Becoming 90% by dawn with cloud lifting off the summits. Hills expected to be clear for rest of the day.
|Time||00:00 - 03:00||03:00 - 06:00||06:00 - 09:00||09:00 - 12:00||12:00 - 15:00||15:00 - 18:00|
|Chance of precipitation||80%||50%||20%||<05%||<05%||<05%|
|Max gusts (mph)||17||12||12||14||15||13|
|Max gusts (mph)||15||12||12||13||13||12|
|Max gusts (mph)||18||13||18||19||18||17|
|Max gusts (mph)||20||18||19||20||21||19|
Lake District Forecast for Thursday
High pressure brings dry and settled conditions. A cold, frosty start with fog in the valleys slow to clear. Otherwise dry and bright with sunny or clear spells. Patchy mist and fog returns in the evening with a touch of frost.
Poor at times early morning and late evening. Otherwise mainly very good visibility.
60% becoming 90% through the morning with patchy low cloud slowly lifting up the slopes and dispersing. Becoming 60% again through the evening.
- Valley: Minus 1C to Plus 1C rising to 8C, falling to 2C after dark.
- At 800m: Minus 1C rising to 2C.
- Freezing level: 800-900m. Frost in valleys early and late.
Outlook for next few days
Friday 27 November
Early frost and fog clearing then dry with sunny spells. Light southeasterly winds freshening later. Freezing level 800-900m, rising above summits later.
Saturday 28 November
Early mist clearing then a dry day with bright or sunny spells. Strong southeasterly winds on the tops.
Sunday 29 November
A dry start then cloud and patchy rain is expected to arrive from the northwest but lots of uncertainty over this.
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.