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Lake District Forecast for Monday

Cloudy and generally overcast with outbreaks of rain and drizzle. The rain heavy at times. Some drier spells possible in the afternoon. Windy over the tops with significant wind chill, gales at times.


Often poor or very poor at height, but moderate, occasionally good lower down.

Hill cloud

Nil to 20%, cloud extensive with bases 300 to 600m


West or southwest 30 to 40mph, gust 55mph, winds easing through the afternoon and easing.


  • Valley: Plus 10 to 12 Celsius
  • At 800m: Plus 6 Celsius
  • Freezing level: 1800m

Outlook for next few days

Tuesday 21 November

Cloudy with outbreaks of rain and drizzle, possibly heavy and persistent at times. Hill fog. Variable winds, mainly light to moderate.

Wednesday 22 November

Cloudy and overcast with outbreaks of rain. Hill fog. Variable winds, possible fresh or strong.

Thursday 23 November

Mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain. Hill fog. Strong southwest 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