Lake District weather forecast for Thursday 18 August
Issued: 18 August at 01:45
Cloudy with some occasional rain.
Lake District Weather
A cloudy day with a little rain or drizzle at times, this mainly across western fells in the morning and becoming more widespread through the afternoon. Dry and clearer weather will spread from the west during the evening.
Poor in areas of cloud down to 500 to 800 metres, this lowering to 300 metres or less at times across western fells especially towards the coast. Best chance of breaks towards the M6.
Chance of Cloud Free Hill Top
40%, best chance across eastern fells
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|Chance of precipitation||30%||30%||50%||50%||50%||20%|
|Max gusts (mph)||23||27||28||23||25||21|
|Max gusts (mph)||28||29||30||25||23||23|
|Max gusts (mph)||34||34||38||31||31||28|
|Max gusts (mph)||36||38||41||32||34||31|
Lake District Forecast for Friday
Some bright or sunny periods and occasional showers, but these short lived. Cool summit southwesterly winds.
Generally excellent visibility with great air clarity. Cloud above the summits.
Chance of cloud free hill
Southwesterly 25 mph on the tops
- Valley: Plus 8 rising to 19 Celsius
- At 800m: Plus 10 Celsius
- Freezing level: Above summits
Outlook for next few days
Saturday 20 August
Cloudy in the morning with a brief period of rain spreading from the northwest. Turning drier and brighter in the afternoon.
Sunday 21 August
Dry with some sunshine. Clouding over later with a little rain spreading from the southwest towards midnight.
Monday 22 August
Unsettled with showers, some longer spells of rain possible at first.
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.