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Lake District Forecast for Thursday

Low cloud and patchy mist and drizzle overnight. Mainly dry and skies brightening during the day as the cloud lifts and breaks, some sunny spells expected. Thicken cloud and patchy rain in the evening.


Mostly good or very good, but poor at times overnight. Very poor at first over the tops.

Hill cloud

Nil to 20% overnight, extensive cloud, bases 300 to 600m. Becoming 80% during daylight hours, mainly patches around the summits by the afternoon.


West or Southwest 20 to 30mph gusting 40mph.


  • Valley: Plus 12 Celsius rising to 18 Celsius.
  • At 800m: Plus 8 Celsius
  • Freezing level: Above the summits.

Outlook for next few days

Friday 28 September

Cloudy with patchy rain during the early hours. Dry and bright during the day, good sunny spells expected. Light north or northwest winds at height.

Saturday 29 September

Dry and bright. Variable cloud cover, but any cloudy mostly above the summits. Moderate or fresh west or southwest winds over the tops.

Sunday 30 September

Bright spells and the chance of some showery rain. Moderate or fresh north or 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