Lake District weather forecast for Wednesday 27 October
Issued: 26 October at 17:15
Wet and very windy.
Lake District Weather
Dry for much of the night but rain spreading across the area in the early hours, a few breaks in the rain overnight but becoming persistent and heavy by dawn. Rain continuous for much of the day with frequent heavy spells. Some localised flooding is likely and some rivers and streams are likely to become full.
Extensive low cloud from 300m and above for most of the day, perhaps more broken and a slightly higher base for northeastern fells. Visibility below cloud will also be poor or very poor in heavy rain.
Chance of Cloud Free Hill Top
Very little chance with extensive low cloud associated with heavy rain.
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|Chance of precipitation||10%||70%||80%||90%||90%||90%|
|Max gusts (mph)||45||42||41||40||41||43|
|Max gusts (mph)||49||44||42||40||40||45|
|Max gusts (mph)||61||56||52||51||50||56|
|Max gusts (mph)||67||63||59||59||58||64|
Lake District Forecast for Thursday
Heavy persistent rain is expected to continue on Thursday perhaps clearing the northern Fells during the afternoon.
Generally poor throughout the day, perhaps becoming moderate in the north in the afternoon as rain clears. Cloud will be broken above 400m for much of the day.
Chance of cloud free hill
10% chance in the north in the afternoon otherwise extensive low cloud.
Strong southerly winds. 20-25mph with gusts 35-40mph.
- Valley: Plus 13 Celsius.
- At 800m: Plus 7 Celsius.
- Freezing level: Above all summits.
Outlook for next few days
Friday 29 October
Outbreaks of showery rain, possible risk of thunder. Some brighter spells too. Strong southerly winds.
Saturday 30 October
Outbreaks of showery rain are expected to continue, fresh southerly winds too.
Sunday 31 October
Hard to determine details for Sunday but possibly another wet and windy day.
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.