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Lake District Forecast for Wednesday

A wet start to the day but rain clearing to the east during the morning leaving a brighter afternoon with long sunny spells.


Visibility will be poor in the morning in rain and drizzle making navigation quite tricky on the fells, it will improve during the afternoon, becoming good or even very good by late afternoon with good views from the hill tops.

Hill cloud

30-40% chance of cloud free tops in the morning with cloud bases widely around 5-600m. Cloud lifting and thinning in the afternoon with the chance improving to 70-80% , some scattered cloud around 700m will be slow to clear the tops.


Southeasterly winds 15-20mph with gusts 30mph, winds will veer southwesterly by lunchtime10-15mph gusts 25mph.


  • Valley: Plus 7 rising to plus 13 Celsius.
  • At 800m: Plus 8 Celsius.
  • Freezing level: Above the summits.

Outlook for next few days

Thursday 17 October

A dry and bright start to the day but a showery outlook for the rest of the day with some heavy showers, Strengthening southeasterly winds will become gusty too. Feeling very cold

Friday 18 October

A very blustery and showery day, risk of hail and thunder in the showers. Strong and gusty southerly winds.

Saturday 19 October

Another showery day with some heavy and thundery. Light, mainly southerly 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!

Make the most of the summer on a guided walk or navigation course


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