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Lake District Forecast for Wednesday

A cloudier day, some light rain at first then dry and quite bright before some heavier rain arrives towards evening,

Visibility

Moderate or poor in early drizzle, becoming mainly good before dropping poor in the heavier rain late in the day.

Hill cloud

50% at first rising 80% for the middle part of the day, falling 20% in the evening in the heavier rain and falling cloud bases.

Wind

A windier day too with southerly gales, speeds reaching 40 gusts 55mph around the middle of the day easing down slowly in the afternoon and evening.

Temperatures

  • Valley: Plus 8 at midnight rising to Plus 15 in the afternoon.
  • At 800m: Plus 6 Celsius.
  • Freezing level: Above summits.

Outlook for next few days

Thursday 01 October

Back to bright conditions with sunny intervals and a few afternoon showers. Lighter winds.

Friday 02 October

Another bright but showery day. Freshening easterly or northeasterly winds.

Saturday 03 October

Low confidence for the details, but likely to be a cloudy very windy day with outbreaks of rain, and perhaps storm force winds on the tops.

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