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Lake District Forecast for Wednesday

A dry morning, and bright at first, but becoming cloudy. Then some showery rain arriving in the afternoon continuing on and off through the evening, with the odd heavier burst likely.


Mainly good at first then falling moderate in rain, perhaps poor in heavier outbreaks.

Hill cloud

60% in early hours falling to 30% in the morning and 10% in the evening as cloud at 450-600m develops, with lower patches towards the west coast.


Southerly 15 mph increasing 25 gusts 35mph.


  • Valley: Plus 13 Celsius at dawn rising to Plus 19 Celsius, dropping back to 16 in the rain
  • At 800m: Plus 11 Celsius.
  • Freezing level: Above the summits.

Outlook for next few days

Thursday 18 July

Rain clearing in early hours. Then a mixture of clear bright or sunny intervals and just a few pasing showers, these blowing through quite quickly on the fresh west to southwest winds.

Friday 19 July

Low confidence, but likely to be cloudy with outbreaks of rain or showers, perhaps heavy with extensive hill fog.

Saturday 20 July

Sunny intervals and showers with mainly light 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!

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