Lake District weather forecast for Friday 26 April
Issued: 25 April at 17:15
A very mixed day with several bands of rain or showers and some limited brightness. A wet and windy evening.
Lake District Weather
Mainly cloudy with occasional rain or showers, though perhaps some sunny intervals on low ground in the morning. More persistent and heavy rain arrives in the evening.
Good at times away from cloud and showers but falling moderate or poor in occasional rain
Cloud Free Hill Top
20% with summits mostly in the cloud, best chance of any clearances around the middle of the day.
|Time||00:00 - 03:00||03:00 - 06:00||06:00 - 09:00||09:00 - 12:00||12:00 - 15:00||15:00 - 18:00|
|Chance of precipitation||<05%||20%||20%||20%||20%||50%|
|Max gusts (mph)||25||29||26||26||30||27|
|Max gusts (mph)||31||31||26||27||33||29|
|Max gusts (mph)||39||39||32||31||36||34|
|Max gusts (mph)||42||44||37||34||41||36|
Lake District Forecast for Saturday
Mostly cloudy with occasional rain, and some summit sleet or wet snow.
Moderate to poor in rain becoming very good in the afternoon with a better clarity to the airstream than of late.
Variable overnight then northerly 30 gusts 45mph during the day.
- 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
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.
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