This season, Lake Windermere iced up earlier than ever before in recent memory- the first week of November. Nobody actually “Caught the Freeze”, because it caught us all by surprise!
After a warm spell in mid-November, the ice has since rebounded due to this cold, dry weather we’ve experienced over the past two weeks.
Some of the best ice-skating conditions have formed due to lack of snow, lack of strong winds, and consistent sub-zero temperatures. All of these factors have helped contribute to the smooth, clear ice we see out on the lake today.
As of December 13th, there are currently about 5 inches of ice and more is slowly accumulating as the temperatures stay hovering below 0°C.