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Update 23 March:

Our fell top assessors have finished their season early.

stay at home, protect the nhs, save lives

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 Forecast for Monday

Dry with sunny spells. A little more in the way of shallow fairweather cloud bubbling up.



Hill cloud



East 10-15mph


  • Valley: Plus 7 rising to plus 21 Celsius
  • At 800m: Plus 9 rising to Plus 12 Celsius
  • Freezing level: Above summits

Outlook for next few days

Tuesday 02 June

Another dry day with some sunny periods. Light winds.

Wednesday 03 June

Cloudy with outbreaks of rain, some heavy. Some hill fog patches. Strengthening northeast winds and feeling much colder.

Thursday 04 June

A cloudy start then becoming brighter with some sunshine breaking through.

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