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Lake District Forecast for Wednesday

Cloudy with some heavy rain at first overnight, this clearing east with a dry and bright day to follow with plenty of sunny spells. Best of the sunshine across the northern and eastern Fells.


Generally good, but becoming moderate to poor in rain.

Hill cloud

Persistent at 700m with 40% of the tops cloud-free.


Southwest winds 25mph gusting 35mph, easing to 15mph in the evening.


  • Valley: Starting at Plus 8 Celsius in the morning, rising to Plus 12 Celsius in the afternoon.
  • At 800m: Around Plus 4 Celsius.
  • Freezing level: Above the summits.

Outlook for next few days

Thursday 26 October

Fairly cloudy with some light patchy drizzle in the afternoon. Light to moderate winds.

Friday 27 October

A mostly dry and bright day with moderate to fresh northwest winds.

Saturday 28 October

A mixture of sunny spells and a few showers, with fresh to strong northwest 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