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Lake District Forecast for Saturday

Very windy with rain, persistent and drenching at times.


Poor in rain.

Hill cloud

30%, widely down to 500 metres in rain.


South or southeasterly 50 mph with gusts 70 mph on the highest summits.


  • Valley: Plus 7 rising to 12 Celsius.
  • At 800m: Plus 4 Celsius
  • Freezing level: Above the summits.

Outlook for next few days

Sunday 22 October

Windy and mostly cloudy with some rain, drier later. Northwesterly gale or severe gales, easing later.

Monday 23 October

Remaining unsettled with strong southwesterly winds and a risk of rain.

Tuesday 24 October

Fresh westerly winds and chance of showers.

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