Lake District weather forecast for Thursday 5 August
Issued: 5 August at 02:33
Dry, bright start but soon becoming wet and rather windy too.
Lake District Weather
Cloud increasing overnight with perhaps some patchy cloud forming at low levels. Then a dry, but rather cloudy start but patchy low cloud will lift and clear before cloud thickens from west to bring outbreaks of heavy rain. Rain will turn more showery in the afternoon, but there will be heavy and thundery outbreaks.
Good at first, with cloud above the tops and only patchy cloud on lower slopes, but becoming poor at height with rain bringing quite extensive cloud down to 500m, sometimes 400m. Occasionally poor beneath cloud in rain.
Chance of Cloud Free Hill Top
90% overnight and at first, but lowering to 0% in the morning.
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|Max gusts (mph)||34||42||46||49||40||34|
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.
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
Southeast, later southwest, 20 gust 30 mph, but 30, perhaps 40 gust 55mph in heavy, thundery showers
- 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
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.