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Update 23 March:

Our fell top assessors have finished their season early.

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In this extraordinarily challenging time, we ask everyone to heed the advice and guidance from Public Health England and Cumbria Police which advises everyone to avoid all but essential travel and to be following good social distancing practices in all aspects of their lives.

Cumbria and the Lake District are not immune to the unprecedented pressures facing our public services, including the NHS and Mountain Rescue, and we all have a responsibility to help those on the frontline as much as possible. Now is not the time for tourism.


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Lake District Forecast for Thursday

Mainly dry with bright or sunny intervals. A few scattered showers will develop but most places will miss these. Still feeling cold on the tops but winds lighter than on Wednesday.


Generally very good.

Hill cloud

90%. Cloud mainly well above the tops but may briefly shroud high summits in any showers.


North 20-25mph decreasing to 15mph.


  • Valley: Plus 6C rising to 14C.
  • At 800m: Plus 3C rising to 8C.
  • Freezing level: Above summits.

Outlook for next few days

Friday 05 June

Bright or sunny intervals and scattered showers. Feeling cold on the tops with a strong northwesterly breeze.

Saturday 06 June

Turning more unsettled and potentially very windy with northerly severe gales. Cloudy with spells of rain, heavy at times.

Sunday 07 June

Expected to remain unsettled with showers or longer spells of rain and northerly gales.

An overview of 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!

Make the most of the summer on a guided walk or navigation course


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.

Enjoy the fells safely on a winter skills course