Lake District weather forecast for Friday 23 August
Issued: 23 August at 03:41
Cloudy start, brighter in the afternoon.
Lake District Weather
Some low cloud and perhaps a little drizzle across the western and southwestern fells in the morning. The afternoon will be dry with low cloud breaking to allow some sunshine.
Generally good with good air clarity. Rather hazy under cloud cover.
Cloud Free Hill Top
30% in the morning with extensive cloud between 500 and 700 metres. Cloud thinning and lifting to around 800 metres in the afternoon with more summits becoming visible, particularly across the eastern fells.
|Time||06:00 - 09:00||09:00 - 12:00||12:00 - 15:00||15:00 - 18:00||18:00 - 21:00||21:00 - 24:00|
|Chance of precipitation||20%||10%||<05%||00%||00%||00%|
|Max gusts (mph)||19||24||23||18||11||11|
|Max gusts (mph)||25||29||26||20||14||14|
|Max gusts (mph)||32||36||30||23||19||22|
|Max gusts (mph)||37||37||33||27||28||29|
Lake District Forecast for Saturday
Dry and sunny, some high cloud spoiling the sunshine at times. Feeling very warm.
Good with good air clarity
100% all summits will be clear. Some thin low cloud possible on lower slopes around dawn
Southerly 25 mph
- Valley: Plus 13 rising to 25 Celsius
- At 800m: Plus 15 Celsius
- Freezing level: Above the summits
Outlook for next few days
Sunday 25 August
Dry with plenty of very warm sunshine. Light winds.
Monday 26 August
Dry and sunny, very warm. Light winds.
Tuesday 27 August
Expected to remain dry and very warm.
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.