Update 23 March:
Our fell top assessors have finished their season early.
In this extraordinarily challenging time, we ask everyone to heed the advice and guidance from Public Health England and Cumbria Police which advises everyone to avoid all but essential travel and to be following good social distancing practices in all aspects of their lives.
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 10 July
Issued: 10 July at 03:04
Showers frequent and heavy at first.
Lake District Weather
Mainly cloudy for much of the day with frequent showers, these turning heavy at times. Showers gradually turning lighter and less frequent late afternoon and through the evening.
Very good falling moderate or poor in showers.
Cloud Free Hill Top
60% with bases frequently lowering to 600-800m as showers pass through, becoming during the evening 90% as the showers dwindle and the cloud bases lift and break.
|Time||06:00 - 09:00||09:00 - 12:00||12:00 - 15:00||15:00 - 18:00||18:00 - 21:00||21:00 - 24:00|
|Chance of precipitation||60%||40%||60%||60%||30%||20%|
|Max gusts (mph)||21||20||18||23||23||22|
|Max gusts (mph)||20||20||19||24||25||20|
|Max gusts (mph)||21||21||20||27||27||25|
|Max gusts (mph)||26||26||24||28||28||25|
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.
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!
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.