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 Saturday 4 July
Issued: 4 July at 02:47
Dull and wet. Rain lighter and patchier in the afternoon.
Lake District Weather
Overcast with some occasional rain or drizzle, especially over Western Fells. Some drier interludes, especially in the more sheltered east. Heavy rain and strong winds after dark.
Very poor in low cloud, rain and drizzle at height throughout the day. 10-15 km at low levels, but dropping to a few km in rain.
Cloud Free Hill Top
10% or less with cloud generally extensive above 400m, occasionally 600m in the east. Any breaks above this confined to the afternoon and short lived.
|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||40%||40%||40%||40%||40%||80%|
|Max gusts (mph)||10||17||20||22||21||25|
|Max gusts (mph)||16||19||22||23||24||28|
|Max gusts (mph)||16||23||26||28||30||36|
|Max gusts (mph)||24||26||29||30||32||43|
Lake District Forecast for Sunday
Heavy rain clearing through the early hours to leave a few blustery showers by dawn. Then a bright but breezy day with scattered showers. Showers may turn heavy with a risk of thunder by late afternoon and early evening.
Poor overnight, with gradual improvement at height from dawn. Very good by day.
Nil in the early hours, improving to 40% by dawn with broken patchy cloud above 600m. 90% by mid-morning, cloud above the summits.
Southwest 40 gusting 55 mph across the summits, becoming West 35 gusting 45 mph by dawn. Easing to 30-35 gusting 40 mph by early afternoon.
- Valley: Plus 10 Celsius rising to 15 Celsius
- At 800m: Plus 7 or 6 Celsius.
- Freezing level: Above the summits.
Outlook for next few days
Monday 06 July
Bright with some sunny spells and a few showers, these becoming lighter in the afternoon. Feeling rather cool with moderate west or northwest winds.
Tuesday 07 July
Most likely a dry day with some bright or sunny spells, particularly later in the day, and moderate west or southwest winds. However, there is a chance of persistent rain spreading in from the west.
Wednesday 08 July
Most likely remaining dry and bright with light to moderate winds turning more northerly.
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.