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Lake District Forecast for Thursday

Another largely dry and bright day day, though more in the way of cloud and less sunshine.



Hill cloud

90% though perhaps some patchy cloud sitting on lower hills early in the morning in the south.


Variable 5-10mph.


  • Valley: Plus 4 Celsius overnight rising to 16 Celsius.
  • At 800m: Plus 7 Celsius.
  • Freezing level: Above the tops.

Outlook for next few days

Friday 24 May

Cloudy with occasional mainly light rain or showers, and a few brighter spells. Gentle westerly breeze.

Saturday 25 May

A cloudy day with some outbreaks of rain, a few heavier bursts then lighter later. Hill fog. Moderate west or northwesterly breeze.

Sunday 26 May

Cloudy with occasional rain and hill fog. Stronger west to northwest winds.

An overview to the 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.

Winter is actually a beautiful time of year to enjoy the spectacular views.

It’s important to stay safe during the Winter period, especially if you are considering exploring the fells. If you’re a fan of the Lake District in Winter, why not register on one of our Winter Skills Courses? Learn more