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Lake District Forecast for Sunday

Rather cloudy but some bright spells in the afternoon, clear spells developing around dusk. Dry throughout.


Mainly good or very good, but moderate in any rain. Cloud mainly above the summits, but patches 600 to 900m possible early in the day and in any rain.

Chance of cloud free hill



East or Northeast 10 to 15mph, gusting 25mph.


  • Valley: Plus 10 Celsius rising to 16 Celsius
  • At 800m: Plus 5 to 10 Celsius
  • Freezing level: Above the summits.

Outlook for next few days

Monday 21 June

Plenty of dry and bright weather expected, but still the chance of some showery outbreaks of rain. Moderate northeast winds over the summits.

Tuesday 22 June

Dry and bright with sunny or clear spells. Light or moderate northerly winds over the summits.

Wednesday 23 June

Dry and bright with sunny or clear spells. Light northwesterly winds over the summits.

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