Lake District weather forecast for Tuesday 15 October
Issued: 14 October at 17:30
Dry with some sunny intervals by day, clouding over later with light rain moving in.
Lake District Weather
Quite a cloudy start to the day around the Lake District but there will be some sunny interludes breaking through. Cloud will thicken again later in the afternoon as a frontal band of rain moves towards the area from the west. There may be some patchy, light drizzly rain before nightfall particularly in the west but most of the rain will be later in the night.
Visibility will generally be very good on Tuesday morning but will deteriorate in the afternoon becoming moderate or poor in any drizzle or light rain later in the day.
Cloud Free Hill Top
In the morning the chance of cloud free tops will be 90% but this will reduce in the afternoon with peaks in the south west likely to see some cloud shrouding the tops by evening. The cloud base will be around 7-800m by the end of the day in the west.
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|Chance of precipitation||10%||10%||10%||10%||10%||30%|
|Max gusts (mph)||10||5||6||8||14||16|
|Max gusts (mph)||14||5||6||6||13||16|
|Max gusts (mph)||18||9||8||11||16||19|
|Max gusts (mph)||19||12||11||13||18||22|
Lake District Forecast for Wednesday
A wet start to the day but rain clearing to the east during the morning leaving a brighter afternoon with long sunny spells.
Visibility will be poor in the morning in rain and drizzle making navigation quite tricky on the fells, it will improve during the afternoon, becoming good or even very good by late afternoon with good views from the hill tops.
30-40% chance of cloud free tops in the morning with cloud bases widely around 5-600m. Cloud lifting and thinning in the afternoon with the chance improving to 70-80% , some scattered cloud around 700m will be slow to clear the tops.
Southeasterly winds 15-20mph with gusts 30mph, winds will veer southwesterly by lunchtime10-15mph gusts 25mph.
- Valley: Plus 7 rising to plus 13 Celsius.
- At 800m: Plus 8 Celsius.
- Freezing level: Above the summits.
Outlook for next few days
Thursday 17 October
A dry and bright start to the day but a showery outlook for the rest of the day with some heavy showers, Strengthening southeasterly winds will become gusty too. Feeling very cold
Friday 18 October
A very blustery and showery day, risk of hail and thunder in the showers. Strong and gusty southerly winds.
Saturday 19 October
Another showery day with some heavy and thundery. Light, mainly southerly winds.
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.