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Lake District Forecast for Wednesday

A damp and drizzly night. A cloudy day with occasional rain or drizzle but this will be mostly light in nature. There may be some bright spells in the afternoon across fells to the east of Helvellyn.


Under the cloud base there will hazy conditions, reducing to a few km at times in drizzle, but improving in the afternoon especially in the east.

Hill cloud

Almost nil becoming 20%. Extensive cloud above 300m overnight and in the morning. Cloud bases rising to about 600m in the afternoon and breaking up at times over eastern fells.


West 35mph gusts 50mph overnight and early morning, easing to 20mph gusts 30mph during the day.


  • Valley: Plus 11 rising to 13 Celsius.
  • At 800m: Plus 8 falling to 5 or 6 Celsius in evening.
  • Freezing level: Above summits.

Outlook for next few days

Thursday 25 October

A generally cloudy day with occasional light rain or drizzle but a few brief sunny intervals are possible. A spell of more persistent rain in the evening. Fresh westerly winds on the tops.

Friday 26 October

Much colder conditions will arrive from the north overnight into Friday. A bright day with sunny spells and scattered showers, falling as sleet or snow above about 500m. A severe wind chill in the strong northwesterly winds with freezing level down to 600 or 700m.

Saturday 27 October

Another cold and bright day with sunny spells and isolated wintry showers. Strong west or northwesterly winds with severe wind chill. Freezing level 400m rising to 600m.

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