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Lake District weather forecast for Sunday 9 May
Issued: 8 May at 16:55
Cloudy with a few brighter spells but the risk of some showers later.
Lake District Weather
Quite cloudy overnight with some patchy drizzle a possibility for more southerly fells. During the day conditions will gradually brighten up with cloud lifting and becoming more scattered. A few sunny spells are possible but also some showers may develop during the afternoon. Mainly dry with a lot of cloud clearing on Sunday evening with quite warm dry conditions expected.
Initially some scattered low cloud will shroud the fells down to 600m however this will become quite isolated, moreso over southern fells. In the afternoon cloud will mainly be well above the tops but patches may fall to 700m in any showers that pass. General visibility will be good, perhaps dipping to moderate in any heavier showers.
Chance of Cloud Free Hill Top
60% increasing to 90%, some low cloud will shroud the fells in the morning otherwise tops will mainly be clear.
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|Max gusts (mph)||21||19||21||27||30||30|
|Max gusts (mph)||24||22||24||30||32||31|
|Max gusts (mph)||33||30||35||39||41||39|
|Max gusts (mph)||37||33||37||42||44||43|
Lake District Forecast for Monday
Mainly dry overnight but staying cloudy. Some bright or sunny spells in the morning but a few showers developing. The showers may become heavy with the risk of thunder at times in the afternoon.
Generally good visibility but cloud may fall below the tops at times first thing in the morning and may dip to 600m temporarily in any heavy afternoon showers.
Chance of cloud free hill
80% cloud mainly above the tops but perhaps slightly lower for a time early in the morning and in any heavy showers.
Southerly 15-20mph with gusts 25-30mph, perhaps stronger in heavy showers.
- Valley: Plus 8 rising to 14 Celsius.
- At 800m: Plus 5 rising to 9 Celsius.
- Freezing level: Above the summits.
Outlook for next few days
Tuesday 11 May
A mix of sunshine and a few showers, strong southerly winds, feeling quite mild.
Wednesday 12 May
Frequent showers will giveway to a few brighter spells at times. Light southerly winds.
Thursday 13 May
Likely to be another day with some brighter spells but also some showers developing. Light easterly 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.