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Lake District Forecast for Wednesday

Another dry day with little in the way of cloud, and if there is any, it will be above the tops. So some long sunny spells.

Visibility

Very good though perhaps some shallow dale fog patches at night.

Hill cloud

95% or more.

Wind

Westerly 15-20mph.

Temperatures

  • Valley: Plus 2 at dawn rising to plus 17 in the afternoon.
  • At 800m: Plus 6 at midnight rising to Plus 10 in the afternoon.
  • Freezing level: Above the summits.

Outlook for next few days

Thursday 19 September

Patchy cloud breaking up in the morning with some good sunny spells developing for most. Light winds

Friday 20 September

A fine dry day with long spells of unbroken sunshine. Winds turning southeasterly and freshening on the tops. Warm.

Saturday 21 September

Early low cloud on southern foothills clearing then some sunny spells. Perhaps the chance of some showery rain edging in from the west later. Warm, but southeasterly gales on the summits.



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!

Make the most of the summer on a guided walk or navigation course

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