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Lake District weather forecast for Tuesday 11 August
Issued: 10 August at 16:36
Sunny spells but a risk of thunderstorms. Very warm and humid.
Lake District Weather
Heavy thunderstorms in the early hours with frequent lightning and gusty winds. The storms will clear away north soon after dawn to leave a bright and very warm day with sunny spells. Isolated thundery showers developing in afternoon and then more widely in the evening.
Generally good, but sudden reductions in visibility possible in thunderstorms.
Cloud Free Hill Top
90%. Cloud generally above the summits but some patches down to 600m in showers.
|Time||00:00 - 03:00||03:00 - 06:00||06:00 - 09:00||09:00 - 12:00||12:00 - 15:00||15:00 - 18:00|
|Chance of precipitation||70%||70%||30%||10%||10%||30%|
|Max gusts (mph)||16||11||8||9||8||6|
|Max gusts (mph)||13||15||12||9||10||10|
|Max gusts (mph)||16||18||13||12||12||12|
|Max gusts (mph)||18||20||15||15||14||14|
Lake District Forecast for Wednesday
Thunderstorms overnight then mainly dry with long sunny spells. Many places staying dry but scattered thunderstorms will develop in the afternoon with a risk of hail, gusty winds and localised flooding. Very warm or hot conditions with risk of heat stress and dehydration.
Generally good, although rather hazy. Suddenly poor in any thunderstorms.
90%. Patchy cloud above 600m in showers but vast majority of summits will stay clear.
Mainly south or Southeast 10-15mph, but sudden gusts of 40mph possible in showers.
- Valley: Plus 18 rising to 28 or 29C.
- At 800m: Plus 17 or 18C.
- Freezing level: Above summits.
Outlook for next few days
Thursday 13 August
Bright or sunny spells and scattered thunderstorms with risk of hail and gusty winds. Very warm and humid.
Friday 14 August
Bright or sunny spells and scattered thunderstorms with risk of hail and gusty winds. Warm and humid.
Saturday 15 August
Mainly cloudy conditions are likely with outbreaks of rain or drizzle and still the risk of isolated thunderstorms. Feeling warm but not as hot as previous days.
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.