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Lake District Forecast for Thursday

Clear spells overnight with scattered showers. Then a bright day with sunny spells but showers develop more widely through the morning and become occasionally heavy and perhaps thundery in the afternoon. The showers may merge to give a longer spell of rain during the evening.

Visibility

Good or very good falling to just a few kilometres in heavier showers and any more persistent evening rain.

Hill cloud

Around 75% with occasional cloud above 600m at times through the morning and in or near showers. Chances likely to fall during the evening in any more persistent rain.

Wind

Southwesterly 20-25mph through much of the day, gusts around 40mph over ridges and summits especially near showers.

Temperatures

  • Valley: Plus 9 Celsius rising to plus 15 Celsius by day
  • At 800m: Around plus 6 Celsius
  • Freezing level: Above the summits.

Outlook for next few days

Friday 21 June

Any more persistent rain clearing overnight then sunny spells and a few showers. Occasionally fresh westerly breeze.

Saturday 22 June

Dry with long spells of sunshine. Light winds.

Sunday 23 June

Dry start but cloud increasing with rain expected later. Strengthening southeasterly winds.



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