Update 23 March:
Our fell top assessors have finished their season early.
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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 Friday 5 June
Issued: 4 June at 16:54
Sunny spells and showers. Evening cloud and rain. Strengthening winds
Lake District Weather
Clear spells overnight with showers becoming confined to western fells. Sunny spells with occasionally heavy showers developing, wintry on the higher summits. Showers dying out in late afternoon and evening as increasing cloud brings more persistent rain later.
Very good falling in showers or rain, especially in wintry showers on higher summits, to just a few kilometres.
Cloud Free Hill Top
Around 75% through much of the day with occasional cloud above about 750m. Chances fall during the evening.
|Time||00:00 - 03:00||03:00 - 06:00||06:00 - 09:00||09:00 - 12:00||12:00 - 15:00||15:00 - 18:00|
|Chance of precipitation||30%||10%||20%||20%||30%||30%|
|Max gusts (mph)||19||21||25||29||36||38|
|Max gusts (mph)||15||18||25||31||37||40|
|Max gusts (mph)||18||21||29||33||42||45|
|Max gusts (mph)||22||26||33||36||42||48|
Lake District Forecast for Saturday
Occasionally heavy overnight rain clearing then sunny spells and occasional showers. Cloud and more persistent rain expected to return during the late afternoon and evening.
Very good or excellent falling to several kilometres in rain and showers.
Around 25% at dawn and again later with periods above about 600m, but nearer 75% through much of the day with cloud more occasional above 750m.
Northwesterly 30-40mph, gusts around 60mph, overnight easing 20-25mph by midday and then 10-15mph through evening. Significant chill effect continues, especially over higher fells.
- Valley: Around plus 4 Celsius rising to plus 17 Celsius by day
- At 800m: Plus 3 Celsius rising to plus 7 Celsius
- Freezing level: Above the summits.
Outlook for next few days
Sunday 07 June
A bright and dry day with some sunny spells developing. Mainly light northerly winds.
Monday 08 June
Dry with sunny spells. Light northerly winds.
Tuesday 09 June
Dry with some long spells of sunshine. Cloud over through afternoon with rain expected later. Freshening southwesterly winds.
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.