Lake District weather forecast for Saturday 21 October
Issued: 21 October at 03:41
Bright start, otherwise cloudy and windy with rain at times.
Lake District Weather
Partly cloudy in the morning with isolated showers, although clouding over from late morning. The afternoon will be cloudy with periods of rain, these most prolonged and heaviest across the southern fells. Little change into the evening. Best of any afternoon drier conditions likely north of Skiddaw and Blencathra.
Generally good but becoming rather hazy in rain, and quite poor in any prolonged periods of rain.
Cloud Free Hill Top
60% in the morning, with many summits in the north free of cloud at first, but cloudier in the south. Becoming 30% in the afternoon with widespread cloud down to 500 to 700 metres, but again the far north may see only patchy cloud.
|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||30%||50%||70%||70%||70%||80%|
|Max gusts (mph)||32||39||40||35||20||33|
|Max gusts (mph)||39||43||44||37||21||33|
|Max gusts (mph)||48||50||50||40||22||34|
|Max gusts (mph)||52||57||59||51||32||43|
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Lake District Forecast for Sunday
Cloudy and windy with some prolonged rain likely in the morning. Gradually drying up in the afternoon. Notable wind chill, drenching conditions in rain.
Generally moderate, locally good in shelter in the far south.
20%, cloud widely down to 500 metres, best chance of breaks across the far south.
Northwesterly gales, with gusts 50 to 60 mph.
- Valley: Plus 7 rising to 12 Celsius
- At 800m: Plus 3 Celsius.
- Freezing level: Above the summits.
Outlook for next few days
Monday 23 October
Dry start but cloudy weather with some patchy rain likely by afternoon. Less windy than of late.
Tuesday 24 October
Likely to be cloudy with the chance of showers. Breezy.
Wednesday 25 October
Currently expected to be dry with light winds.
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