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Lake District Forecast for Saturday

Another fine, dry day with some brighter or sunny spells but more in the way of cloud that recently too.


Very good visibility around the National Park.

Chance of cloud free hill

95% or more. Cloud generally above the summits.


Easterly 10-15 mph.


  • Valley: Plus 9 rising to 23 Celsius.
  • At 800m: Plus 10 rising to 17 Celsius.
  • Freezing level: Above the summits.

Outlook for next few days

Sunday 25 July

A cloudier day but some brighter spells too and mostly dry, light northeasterly winds and good visibility.

Monday 26 July

Cloudy but some sunny spells breaking through, possibility of some afternoon showers. Light northerly winds.

Tuesday 27 July

Cloudy with the possibility of some outbreaks of rain. Moderate westerly winds.

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