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Lake District Forecast for Saturday

Clear or sunny spells and a few sleet or snow showers, falling mostly as rain below 200m. The showers heavy at first but mostly dying out through the day. Severe wind-chill.

Visibility

Excellent air clarity. Temporarily a few km or less in wintry showers.

Hill cloud

30% with patchy cloud above 500 or 600m becoming 70% through the day.

Wind

West or Northwest 25-30mph with gusts 40mph.

Temperatures

  • Valley: 0 to Minus 2 Celsius rising to 5 Celsius.
  • At 800m: Minus 2 Celsius.
  • Freezing level: 500m.

Outlook for next few days

Sunday 26 November

Sunny spells and scattered wintry showers. Remaining cold with strong westerly winds and severe wind-chill. More persistent sleet or snow may arrive in the evening. Freezing level 500m rising above summits overnight.

Monday 27 November

Rain, sleet or snow should clear overnight. Bright intervals and sleet or snow showers will follow. Strong or gale force westerly winds and severe wind-chill. Freezing level 600 or 700m.

Tuesday 28 November

Winds ease and turn northerly. Any showers should die out to leave plenty of sunshine and remaining cold. Freezing level 500m.



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