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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.

Visibility

Generally good, although rather hazy. Suddenly poor in any thunderstorms.

Hill cloud

90%. Patchy cloud above 600m in showers but vast majority of summits will stay clear.

Wind

Mainly south or Southeast 10-15mph, but sudden gusts of 40mph possible in showers.

Temperatures

  • 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

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