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Lake District Forecast for Thursday

High pressure brings dry and settled conditions. A cold, frosty start with fog in the valleys slow to clear. Otherwise dry and bright with sunny or clear spells. Patchy mist and fog returns in the evening with a touch of frost.

Visibility

Poor at times early morning and late evening. Otherwise mainly very good visibility.

Hill cloud

60% becoming 90% through the morning with patchy low cloud slowly lifting up the slopes and dispersing. Becoming 60% again through the evening.

Wind

Variable 5-10mph.

Temperatures

  • Valley: Minus 1C to Plus 1C rising to 8C, falling to 2C after dark.
  • At 800m: Minus 1C rising to 2C.
  • Freezing level: 800-900m. Frost in valleys early and late.

Outlook for next few days

Friday 27 November

Early frost and fog clearing then dry with sunny spells. Light southeasterly winds freshening later. Freezing level 800-900m, rising above summits later.

Saturday 28 November

Early mist clearing then a dry day with bright or sunny spells. Strong southeasterly winds on the tops.

Sunday 29 November

A dry start then cloud and patchy rain is expected to arrive from the northwest but lots of uncertainty over this.

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