Lake District weather forecast for Sunday 22 May
Issued: 21 May at 17:10
Cloudy with rain or drizzle at times. Drier later. Fresh to strong southwesterly summit winds.
Lake District Weather
Low cloud giving occasional drizzly rain and very poor visibility within cloud until mid-afternoon. Turning drier later in the afternoon and evening but staying cloudy for most with low cloud generally persisting across the summits.
Overcast cloud down to 400 or 500 m until mid-afternoon. Some lifting and breaking will be possible later in the day but the risk of very poor visibility within low cloud will persist across most summits. Moderate or good visibility outside of cloud, occasionally poor in drizzle.
Chance of Cloud Free Hill Top
10% until mid-afternoon then small improvements later in the day.
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Lake District Forecast for Monday
Mostly dry start with any low cloud mainly lifting and breaking through the morning. A few showers developing into the afternoon but a good amount of brighter spells too. Mostly light westerly or northwesterly winds.
Low cloud locally down to 600 m lifting and breaking in the morning. Mostly above the summits in the afternoon but occasionally covering the tops in and around any showers. Good visibility occasionally moderate in showers and very poor within low cloud.
Chance of cloud free hill
30% morning improving 75% afternoon.
Westerly or northwesterly mean 10 mph.
- Valley: Plus 10 Celsius increasing Plus 14 Celsius.
- At 800m: Plus 5 Celsius increasing Plus 7 Celsius.
- Freezing level: Above summits.
Outlook for next few days
Tuesday 24 May
Bright spells and scattered showers, a few heavy ones. Westerly or northwesterly winds and occasionally fresh or strong on the tops. Freezing level above summits.
Wednesday 25 May
Morning cloud and rain clearing to a brighter afternoon with occasional heavy showers easing. Strong westerly or southwesterly winds on the summits. Freezing level above summits.
Thursday 26 May
Cloudy with rain or showers at times. Strong to gale westerly winds at height. Freezing level above summits.
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.