Update 23 March:
Our fell top assessors have finished their season early.
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 weather forecast for Wednesday 3 June
Issued: 3 June at 03:22
Cold and windy. Rain in morning, turning drier in afternoon.
Lake District Weather
Cloudy with spells of mostly light rain through the morning and early afternoon. Rain dying out in the afternoon then some late sunny spells in the evening. Cold and windy on the tops.
Very poor on high slopes through the morning with low cloud but slowly improving through the afternoon as cloud lifts. Generally good below the cloud base, becoming very good by evening.
Cloud Free Hill Top
20% in morning with extensive cloud above 600m, becoming 80% through afternoon as cloud bases slowly lift.
|Time||06:00 - 09:00||09:00 - 12:00||12:00 - 15:00||15:00 - 18:00||18:00 - 21:00||21:00 - 24:00|
|Chance of precipitation||70%||70%||40%||10%||10%||10%|
|Max gusts (mph)||35||35||31||27||25||20|
|Max gusts (mph)||30||30||29||29||26||21|
|Max gusts (mph)||33||37||34||31||30||23|
|Max gusts (mph)||44||40||37||34||32||30|
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.
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!
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.