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Lake District Forecast for Saturday

Extensive low cloud with outbreaks of rain or drizzle in the early hours will soon clear away east. Then a predominantly dry day with some sunny spells. Low cloud and light drizzle arriving again in the late evening.

Visibility

Clear summits and excellent visibilities for most of the day, but extensive low cloud down to 300-500m and drizzle before sunrise and again after sunset.

Chance of cloud free hill

90% or more for much of the day, falling to 30% or less before sunrise and after sunset.

Wind

Southwest 15mph, rising to 20-25mph gusting 30-35mph on the highest summits in the late evening.

Temperatures

  • Valley: Plus 12 rising to plus 16 Celsius.
  • At 800m: Plus 7 Celsius.
  • Freezing level: Above summits.

Outlook for next few days

Sunday 23 June

Low cloud with rain or drizzle in the morning, dry with bright or sunny spells after that. Light southwesterly winds.

Monday 24 June

Dry with some good bright or sunny spells. A touch warmer than Sunday. Light southwesterly winds.

Tuesday 25 June

Mainly dry with some good bright or sunny spells, perhaps the odd afternoon shower. A touch warmer than Monday. Light southerly winds.

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!

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