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Lake District Forecast for Thursday

Areas of low cloud will soon clear from dawn to leave a bright and often sunny day with much lighter winds than previous days. Cloud tending to thicken through the afternoon, especially across the south and west leaving the best of the sunshine across the north.

Visibility

Very good away from areas of low cloud with distant views on offer.

Hill cloud

30% initially, soon rising 80% as cloud above 400-500m lift and dissipates. Some southern summits seeing occasional fog through afternoon.

Wind

South 10-15mph gusting up to 25mph though afternoon.

Temperatures

  • Valley: 15C rising 20C.
  • At 800m: 10-12C.
  • Freezing level: Well above summits.

Outlook for next few days

Friday 07 August

A largely dry morning and afternoon with well broken cloud and sunny spells. Increasing chance of rain later in the day, but this currently uncertain. Southerly winds occasionally fresh.

Saturday 08 August

Dry and settled conditions likely to dominate with little cloud, however an afternoon shower cannot be ruled out. Light to moderate NW winds.

Sunday 09 August

Easterly winds bringing some areas of cloud and perhaps a few showers.

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