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Lake District Forecast for Tuesday

Mostly dry through the early hours with patchy cloud, a few isolated showers possible. Then sunny spells, with scattered showers breaking out more widely from mid morning, occasionally heavy in afternoon. Becoming dry during evening, a few clear spells overnight.


Very good, temporarily falling to moderate in any passing heavy showers.

Hill cloud

80%, cloud well broken and patchy with bases mostly above the summits but some banks around 850 metres at times during afternoon and lowering 700 metres in heavier showers..


West or southwest 10-15 mph, gusting 25 mph near any heavy showers.


  • Valley: Plus 9 Celsius rising to 21 Celsius
  • At 800m: Plus 12 Celsius
  • Freezing level: Well above the summits

Outlook for next few days

Wednesday 18 July

A dry start with some sunny spells. Scattered showers developing by the afternoon, less heavy than Tuesday. Light to moderate southwest winds.

Thursday 19 July

A mostly dry day, rather cloudy but bright with a few sunny spells possible. A slight chance of an afternoon shower. Light winds.

Friday 20 July

Mostly dry and bright with sunny spells though a chance of showers later, lower confidence. Moderate 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