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Lake District Forecast for Tuesday

Dry with clear spells through the early hours, then a largely dry day with sunny spells. A few well scattered showers are possible from mid morning, most likely across the far eastern Fells. Feeling chilly on the tops during the morning.

Visibility

Very good, perhaps distant hills a little hazy around dawn.

Hill cloud

90%, some patchy cloud near the summits early on, this lifting above the summits by mid morning.

Wind

North-Northwest 15-20 mph easing to 10 mph by midday. Falling light and variable in the afternoon.

Temperatures

  • Valley: Plus 4 Celsius rising to 15 Celsius.
  • At 800m: Plus 3 Celsius rising to 6 Celsius.
  • Freezing level: Above the summits.

Outlook for next few days

Wednesday 29 May

Chilly with clear skies overnight, cloud soon building in the morning with scattered showers breaking out. A chance of more persistent rain late in the day, but low confidence for this. Light winds.

Thursday 30 May

A lot of uncertainty, with cloudy conditions and outbreaks of rain currently expected to be just to the south of the Lake District, but may move north at times. Mainly light winds.

Friday 31 May

Generally cloudy with outbreaks of rain and moderate southwesterly winds, perhaps some drier spells later. Low confidence in details.



An overview to the 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.

Winter is actually a beautiful time of year to enjoy the spectacular views.

It’s important to stay safe during the Winter period, especially if you are considering exploring the fells. If you’re a fan of the Lake District in Winter, why not register on one of our Winter Skills Courses? Learn more