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Lake District Forecast for Friday

A band of rain will move east across all parts in the morning, heavy at times. Brighter from mid to late morning with sunny spells and scattered showers, falling as sleet on the high fells. The showers dying out in the evening.

Visibility

Poor at first with low cloud. Becoming good at most elevations as cloud lifts during the morning with just brief reductions in showers.

Hill cloud

20% early morning with extensive cloud down to 400m but soon becoming 80% with just patchy cloud above 600m.

Wind

South 25mph, gusts 40mph early morning, soon becoming West or SW 15-20mph, gusts 30mph.

Temperatures

  • Valley: Plus 7C rising to 9C.
  • At 800m: Plus 3C.
  • Freezing level: Just above the highest tops.

Outlook for next few days

Saturday 24 October

Wet and windy. A dry start but heavy and persistent rain expected for several hours, clearing to bright spells and showers later. Difficult walking conditions with southerly gales on high exposed terrain.

Sunday 25 October

Bright spells and showers, some heavy with a risk of hail and thunder. Strong to gale force southwesterly winds. Feeling cold on the tops.

Monday 26 October

Sunshine and showers and windy at first but winds and showers should slowly ease through the day.

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