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Lake District Forecast for Thursday

Heavy persistent rain is expected to continue on Thursday perhaps clearing the northern Fells during the afternoon.


Generally poor throughout the day, perhaps becoming moderate in the north in the afternoon as rain clears. Cloud will be broken above 400m for much of the day.

Chance of cloud free hill

10% chance in the north in the afternoon otherwise extensive low cloud.


Strong southerly winds. 20-25mph with gusts 35-40mph.


  • Valley: Plus 13 Celsius.
  • At 800m: Plus 7 Celsius.
  • Freezing level: Above all summits.

Outlook for next few days

Friday 29 October

Outbreaks of showery rain, possible risk of thunder. Some brighter spells too. Strong southerly winds.

Saturday 30 October

Outbreaks of showery rain are expected to continue, fresh southerly winds too.

Sunday 31 October

Hard to determine details for Sunday but possibly another wet and windy day.

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