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Lake District Forecast for Friday

Some bright or sunny periods and occasional showers, but these short lived. Cool summit southwesterly winds.


Generally excellent visibility with great air clarity. Cloud above the summits.

Chance of cloud free hill



Southwesterly 25 mph on the tops


  • Valley: Plus 8 rising to 19 Celsius
  • At 800m: Plus 10 Celsius
  • Freezing level: Above summits

Outlook for next few days

Saturday 20 August

Cloudy in the morning with a brief period of rain spreading from the northwest. Turning drier and brighter in the afternoon.

Sunday 21 August

Dry with some sunshine. Clouding over later with a little rain spreading from the southwest towards midnight.

Monday 22 August

Unsettled with showers, some longer spells of rain possible at first.

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.

Enjoy the fells safely on a winter skills course