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Update 23 March:

Our fell top assessors have finished their season early.

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Lake District Forecast for Thursday

A rather cloudy morning with showery rain. Turning drier and brighter from mid-day.


Moderate or poor becoming mainly good from the afternoon.

Hill cloud

Initially 10% in west and 30% in east with bases typically 450-600m, becoming from afternoon 75% as the cloud breaks and lifts from the north.


West mean 35-40mph, with gusts reaching 60mph across most exposed ridges and summits, easing gradually from late afternoon.


  • Valley: Plus 3C rising 9C during the afternoon
  • At 800m: Plus 2C lowering minus 3C later
  • Freezing level: Lowering 450m later

Outlook for next few days

Friday 03 April

Dry, bright start, turning rather cloudy later with a few isolated light showers, wintry above around 500m. Winds quite light.

Saturday 04 April

Mostly dry with quite a lot of higher cloud around. Freezing level lifting above all summits as winds turn to the south.

Sunday 05 April

Cloud lowering from the west to bring periods of rain later. Freshening 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