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Lake District Forecast for Thursday

Mainly dry overnight with clear spells followed by another day of sunny spells and heavy showers, with a risk of hail and thunder and again falling increasingly as above about 800m. Showers ease again during the evening.

Visibility

Very good or excellent falling to several kilometres in showers and a few hundred metres or less in cloud and snow over the higher fells

Hill cloud

Around 60% with occasional or periods of cloud above 750m developing and lowering to 600m at times in or near showers.

Wind

Westerly 30-35mph, with gusts around 55mph over ridges and summits, combined with temperatures at height around freezing producing a significant chill effect. Winds easing later.

Temperatures

  • Valley: Falling to around 3 Celsius by dawn then rising to plus 11 Celsius by day
  • At 800m: Around plus 2 Celsius
  • Freezing level: Around 900m.

Outlook for next few days

Friday 27 April

A bright day expected with just a few showers, wintry on higher fells, however there is some uncertainty with a risk of more persistent rain edging into the area for a time. Winds becoming light. Freezing level around 900m.

Saturday 28 April

Another day of sunny spells and showers, wintry on higher fells. Light northeasterly winds. Freezing level around 900m.

Sunday 29 April

Continuing bright with sunny spells and a few showers, wintry on higher fells. Fresh northeasterly winds. Freezing levels around 900m.



An overview to the 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!

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.

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