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Lake District Forecast for Saturday

Mostly cloudy with occasional rain, and some summit sleet or wet snow.

Visibility

Moderate to poor in rain becoming very good in the afternoon with a better clarity to the airstream than of late.

Hill cloud

30%.

Wind

Variable overnight then northerly 30 gusts 45mph during the day.

Temperatures

  • Valley: Plus 7 Celsius rising to Plus 13
  • At 800m: Plus 2 Celsius with a high wind chill
  • Freezing level: Just above the summits

Outlook for next few days

Sunday 28 April

Rather cloudy with a little light rain in the afternoon and a moderate southerly breeze. Cloud bases mostly clear of the tops.

Monday 29 April

Cloudy with some hill fog, but dry, and brightening up later. A fresh southerly wind.

Tuesday 30 April

Likely to be cloudy but dry, though with a frontal system lying close by to the west, this forecast may change nearer the time.



An overview to the 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!

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.

Winter is actually a beautiful time of year to enjoy the spectacular views.

It’s important to stay safe during the Winter period, especially if you are considering exploring the fells. If you’re a fan of the Lake District in Winter, why not register on one of our Winter Skills Courses? Learn more