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Lake District Forecast for Wednesday

A dry start to the day and some brightness breaking through, however some lingering mist and low cloud is likely. Some showers developing quite soon in the morning but also a lot of bright and sunny weather, still very windy and winds easing later in the afternoon.


Scattered cloud above 500m in the morning and then patchy cloud lowering to 600m in any showers. General visibility will be good by reducing in any showers.

Chance of cloud free hill

80%, scattered low cloud in the morning and then patchy cloud in association with showers.


Southerly 15-20mph gust 30mph.


  • Valley: Plus 12 rising to 18 Celsius.
  • At 800m: Plus 7 rising to 11 Celsius.
  • Freezing level: Above all summits.

Outlook for next few days

Thursday 30 June

A showery day is likely with a few heavier showers, also some brighter weather at times. Mainly light winds.

Friday 01 July

Further showery conditions with fresh or strong southwesterly winds.

Saturday 02 July

Some frontal rain or showers and strong southwesterly winds. Low confidence.

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