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Lake District Forecast for Friday

Cloudy and damp morning with occasional rain or drizzle. Slowly brightening up and becoming drier through the afternoon but some low cloud continuing to shroud the hills. A few heavy showers may develop during the afternoon.

Visibility

Extensive cloud and fog above 300 or 400m in the morning, becoming patchier through the afternoon with some breaks appearing. Generally good visibility away from cloud, but poor at times in rain or showers.

Chance of cloud free hill

10% becoming 40% during afternoon.

Wind

West or southwest 5 to 10mph.

Temperatures

  • Valley: 12C rising to 17C.
  • At 800m: Plus 7 or 8C.
  • Freezing level: Above summits.

Outlook for next few days

Saturday 25 May

Mainly dry with sunny spells and light winds. A chance of one or two showers developing. Feeling warmer.

Sunday 26 May

Bright spells and a few showers, perhaps heavy. Light southerly winds.

Monday 27 May

Bright spells and a few showers, perhaps heavy. Light 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