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Lake District weather forecast for Wednesday 5 August
Issued: 5 August at 03:24
A wet and windy day with poor visibility.
Lake District Weather
Outbreaks of heavy rain interspersed by a few periods of lighter rain or drizzle. Ground becoming sodden and slippery underfoot, this added to the strong winds will lead to some hazardous conditions on the tops. Rain turning to drizzle through evening with cloud lowering further.
Widely limited to several hundred metres at height in cloud, heavy rain and drizzle, this significantly hampering navigation. Hazy on lower slopes, especially towards the coasts.
Cloud Free Hill Top
20% chance across the more sheltered eastern Fells where cloud occasionally more broken, but this detail is unreliable. Cloud extensive above 500m through day, lowering 300-400m through evening.
|Time||06:00 - 09:00||09:00 - 12:00||12:00 - 15:00||15:00 - 18:00||18:00 - 21:00||21:00 - 24:00|
|Chance of precipitation||80%||90%||60%||60%||70%||70%|
|Max gusts (mph)||25||26||31||31||26||17|
|Max gusts (mph)||27||29||32||33||27||18|
|Max gusts (mph)||33||36||41||41||34||18|
|Max gusts (mph)||40||44||47||49||40||23|
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.
Very good away from areas of low cloud with distant views on offer.
30% initially, soon rising 80% as cloud above 400-500m lift and dissipates. Some southern summits seeing occasional fog through afternoon.
South 10-15mph gusting up to 25mph though afternoon.
- 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
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.