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Lake District Forecast for Tuesday

Mostly cloudy and overcast with outbreaks of rain and drizzle, this possibly heavy and persistent at times. Occasional drier spells. Strong to gale force southwest winds over the tops with a significant wind chill.

Visibility

Often poor or very poor at height, but moderate or good at times lower down.

Hill cloud

Nil to 20% the cloud extensive, often overcast with bases around 600m, lowering to 300m at times.

Wind

30 to 35mph gusts 50mph

Temperatures

  • Valley: Plus 8 Celsius rising to 12 Celsius
  • At 800m: Plus 7 Celsius
  • Freezing level: 2200m

Outlook for next few days

Wednesday 22 November

Mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain and drizzle, possibly heavy and persistent at times. Hill fog. Gale or severe gale force southwest winds at height.

Thursday 23 November

Rather cloudy with showers or the odd longer spell of rain, the showers possibly wintry over the tops later. Occasional drier and brighter spells possible. Strong to gale force southwest winds at height.

Friday 24 November

Showers or longer outbreaks of rain expected, with an increasing risk of sleet or snow at height. Fresh to strong west or southwest winds at height.



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