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Lake District Forecast for Thursday

A mostly cloudy morning with a few scattered light showers. Cloud thickens and lowers by the afternoon with showers turning heavier and merging to give longer spells of rain. Widespread gales from late afternoon.


Mostly good or very good, but falling to a few kilometres at times through the afternoon.

Hill cloud

80% through the morning with most cloud bases above the summits. Becoming 40% late afternoon with broken cloud above 600m.


Southwest 25 gusting 35mph through the morning, strengthening to 35-40 gusting 55mph through the afternoon.


  • Valley: Plus 12 Celsius rising to plus 16 Celsius.
  • At 800m: Plus 8 Celsius
  • Freezing level: Well above the summits.

Outlook for next few days

Friday 28 July

Mostly cloudy with strong west or southwest winds giving summit gales and frequent showers. Winds easing by the end of the day, but a risk of heavy rain overnight.

Saturday 29 July

Low confidence, especially through the morning with a risk of heavy rain at first, then scattered showers. Lighter winds than Thursday and Friday.

Sunday 30 July

Low confidence for details, but mainly unsettled with fresh to strong southwest winds and rain or showers, most frequent in the west.

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