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Update 23 March:

Our fell top assessors have finished their season early.

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Lake District Forecast for Saturday

Mainly dry with only a few isolated light showers between the bright or sunny spells.


Good or very good lowering moderate in showers.

Hill cloud

90% with bases generally above summits, sporadically lowering to 600-800m as showers pass through.


West to northwest 15-20mph with gusts reaching 30mph over most exposed ridges and summits, easing from mid-morning.


  • Valley: Plus 9C increasing 18C during the afternoon
  • At 800m: Plus 5-7C increasing 9C for a time
  • Freezing level: Above all summits

Outlook for next few days

Sunday 12 July

Dry with bright and sunny spells through the morning, then cloud and rain spreading from the west later in the day. However timings may well change. Summit winds fresh to strong with freezing level above all peaks.

Monday 13 July

Mainly cloudy with occasional rain, most persistent across western summits, however some drier brighter conditions also, particularly later in the day. Again summit winds fresh to strong with freezing level above all peaks.

Tuesday 14 July

Mainly dry start, then increasing chance of rain feeding from the west.

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