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Lake District Forecast for Thursday

Mainly dry with well broken cloud overnight, perhaps an isolated light shower. Bright and sunny spells, the best of the sunshine early and late in the day. Generally dry, but isolated light showers possible. Cool and breezy over the tops.


Very good or excellent.

Hill cloud

90%, only small amounts of cloud around the summits at times.


Northwest 20 to 30mph gusts to 45mph.


  • Valley: Plus 7 Celsius rising to 16 Celsius.
  • At 800m: Plus 5 to 10 Celsius
  • Freezing level: Around 1500m

Outlook for next few days

Friday 22 June

Dry with sunny or clear spells. Light or moderate northwest winds.

Saturday 23 June

Dry and bright, some sunny breaks possible. Light or moderate west or northwest winds.

Sunday 24 June

Dry and bright, some sunny breaks possible. Light or moderate westerly 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