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.
Stay at Home. Protect the NHS. Save Lives.
Lake District weather forecast for Wednesday 27 May
Issued: 27 May at 04:31
Dry with bright or sunny spells.
Lake District Weather
Dry with some bright or sunny spells developing.
Mainly good or very good, but could be hazy at times during the morning.
Cloud Free Hill Top
95% with any cloud expected to be well clear of the summits.
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|Max gusts (mph)||12||5||6||6||6||4|
|Max gusts (mph)||10||8||8||7||6||5|
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|Max gusts (mph)||14||10||8||8||8||8|
Lake District Forecast for Thursday
Some mist possible at first in the valleys but quickly becoming bright with plenty of sunshine. Feeling warm or very warm.
Very good but possibly misty at first in the valleys.
95% with any clouds likely to be well above the summits.
Southerly mean 10mph occasionally gusting to 20mph.
- Valley: Plus 7 rising to 20 Celsius
- At 800m: Plus 4 rising to 14 Celsius
- Freezing level: Above the summits
Outlook for next few days
Friday 29 May
Dry and bright with lengthy sunny spells by the afternoon. Feeling very warm. Moderate to fresh southeasterly winds at height.
Saturday 30 May
Dry with long sunny spells. Feeling very warm. Moderate to fresh southeasterly winds at height.
Sunday 31 May
Mainly dry with a chance of showers developing, possibly heavy through the afternoon. Feeling warm or very warm. Fresh to strong easterly winds at height.
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.