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Lake District Forecast for Sunday

Dry with clear spells overnight then a bright day with sunny spells, these most prolonged over southern and western fells. More cloud and the odd shower across the far east of the Lake District. Cold winds on the tops.


Excellent air clarity away from any summit cloud in the east.

Hill cloud

90% chance. Patchy summit cloud over fells from Helvellyn eastwards, otherwise clear.


North or Northeast 25 gusts 35mph.


  • Valley: Plus 2 or 3 rising to 9 or 10 Celsius.
  • At 800m: Plus 2 rising to 4 Celsius.
  • Freezing level: 1100-1200m.

Outlook for next few days

Monday 21 October

A cold start with patchy fog and frost then dry with plenty of sunshine and light winds.

Tuesday 22 October

Dry with bright spells although clouding over later with the odd spot of rain in the evening. Strengthening southwesterly winds.

Wednesday 23 October

Strong to gale force southwesterly winds with rain arriving from the northwest, heavy at times.

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