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Lake District Forecast for Tuesday

Mainly dry and rather cloudy, although it should brighten up during the day, perhaps the odd sunny spell developing later. Isolated slow moving showers possible.


Mainly good or very good.

Hill cloud

20 to 40% with periods of cloud above 600m, becoming 60 to 80% later with occasional patches near or above the summits.


Variable 5 to 15mph


  • Valley: Plus 10 rising to 20 Celsius
  • At 800m: Plus 8 to 12 Celsius
  • Freezing level: Above the summits

Outlook for next few days

Wednesday 26 July

Cloudy with outbreaks of rain and strong to gale force south or southwest winds. Turning brighter a few blustery showers.

Thursday 27 July

Bright spells and blustery showers. Gale force southwesterly winds over the tops.

Friday 28 July

Bright spells and blustery showers. Strong to gale force southwesterly winds over the tops.

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