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Lake District Forecast for Sunday

Cloudy with showers or longer periods of rain at first, but drier and brighter conditions spreading erratically from the north from late morning onwards.

Visibility

Generally moderate or poor becoming very good in the better conditions later in the day.

Hill cloud

20% at first with bases broken or extensive from 400-600m, becoming 80% by late afternoon as the clouds lift and separate.

Wind

North or Northeast 10-15mph

Temperatures

  • Valley: Plus 3C increasing 8C during the afternoon
  • At 800m: Plus 1-2C decreasing minus 1-2C during the evening
  • Freezing level: 1100m lowering 700m late evening

Outlook for next few days

Monday 18 November

Mainly dry with plenty of winter sunshine, but the odd light showers may crop up. Light winds, but feeling cold as freezing level sinks to around 450m.

Tuesday 19 November

Dry, bright and cold start. Southeast winds freshening signalling an approaching band of cloud and rain which falls as snow across highest summits.

Wednesday 20 November

Mixed but mainly cloudy with showers which merge to longer periods of rain and summit snow at times.

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