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Lake District Forecast for Sunday

Similar to Saturday with the vast majority enjoying another fine, dry, sunny, warm day. However a further risk of some lower cloud in far east early in the day.


Generally good or very good, but very poor in lower cloud early in far east where cloud could be quite extensive for a time.

Chance of cloud free hill

60% early in far east, otherwise near 100%.


Variable, mostly northerly, 15mph or less.


  • Valley: Plus 5 Celsius increasing 25 Celsius for a time during the afternoon
  • At 800m: Plus 12-15 Celsius increasing 17 Celsius for a time during the afternoon
  • Freezing level: Well above all summits

Outlook for next few days

Monday 26 July

Sunshine and showers with outbreaks mainly during the afternoon and early evening. Light summit winds turning westerly.

Tuesday 27 July

Rather cloudy with showers or longer periods of rain, heavy at times with hail and thunder.

Wednesday 28 July

Sunshine and showers, some perhaps heavy.

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