Lake District weather forecast for Sunday 15 September
Issued: 15 September at 01:45
A breezy morning. Cloudy with outbreaks of rain, heavier around midday. Dry by evening.
Lake District Weather
Cloudy start for most with some patchy light rain, but perhaps turning dry for several hours across the northern fells before mid-morning. Rain becomes more widespread with some heavier outbreaks around midday and early afternoon. Becoming dry early evening with cloud breaking up after dark.
Generally good below areas of low cloud, reducing to a few kilometres during heavier outbreaks of rain early afternoon.
Cloud Free Hill Top
30-40%, variable cloud bases, often lowering to 500-600m. Best chance of cloud free tops across the northern fells, but this very uncertain.
|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||30%||40%||70%||70%||10%||<05%|
|Max gusts (mph)||15||15||12||9||7||8|
|Max gusts (mph)||16||17||13||10||9||8|
|Max gusts (mph)||20||17||14||10||9||9|
|Max gusts (mph)||23||22||17||15||12||11|
Lake District Forecast for Monday
Chilly through the early hours with largely clear skies. Then a dry sunny morning. Patchy cloud increasing in the afternoon, but most likely remaining dry. Dry but rather cloudy overnight.
Generally excellent outside of any low cloud or early morning valley fog.
70%, some patchy cloud above around 600m, but summits often cloud free. Some patchy fog possible in the valley bottoms early morning.
North becoming Northwest 10-15 mph, increasing 25 mph across the summits late afternoon.
- Valley: Plus 3 Celsius rising to 16 Celsius.
- At 800m: Plus 5 Celsius rising to 7 Celsius.
- Freezing level: Above the summits.
Outlook for next few days
Tuesday 17 September
A dry day with moderate northwest winds. Mostly cloudy, but a chance of some bright or sunny spells, particularly in the morning.
Wednesday 18 September
Rather cloudy, perhaps a few spots of light drizzle later in the day, but mostly dry. Light winds.
Thursday 19 September
Winds remaining light, but large uncertainty in cloud amounts. However, a largely dry day is expected.
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.