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Lake District Forecast for Friday

It should be mainly dry during daylight hours, some bright spells possible, but rain expected early and late in the day.

Visibility

Mainly good or very good during daylight hours.

Hill cloud

60% during daylight hours, occasional or extensive cloud with bases near or above the summits. 20% early and late in the day, extensive cloud, base 600m or less.

Wind

Winds West or Southwest 10 to 20mph during daylight hours.

Temperatures

  • Valley: Plus 7 to 12 Celsius
  • At 800m: Plus 3 to 6 Celsius
  • Freezing level: Above the summits.

Outlook for next few days

Saturday 31 October

Mostly cloudy with rain, heavy at times. Gale to storm force southerly winds over the summits.

Sunday 01 November

Mostly cloudy with rain, heavy at times, perhaps brighter with showers later. Gale or severe gale south or southwest winds at height.

Monday 02 November

Bright spells and showers. The showers wintry at times over the summits. Southwesterly gales at height.

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