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Lake District Forecast for Friday

Dry overnight with some clear spells. A bright start expected, but cloud will thicken and lower during the morning with outbreaks of rain developing. The rain turning heavy and persistent at times in the afternoon, becoming drier again in the evening.


Very good becoming moderate or poor at times in the afternoon.

Hill cloud

50 to 80% overnight and during the morning. 20 to 40% in the afternoon, the cloud becoming extensive with bases at 600 to 800m.


Increasing South 30 to 40mph gusting 60mph over ridges and summits during daylight hours.


  • Valley: Plus 6 Celsius rising to Plus 14 Celsius
  • At 800m: Plus 7 to 10 Celsius
  • Freezing level: 1500m rising to 2200m

Outlook for next few days

Saturday 23 September

Rather cloudy at first with some patchy light rain or drizzle. Bright, perhaps sunny spells developing. Fresh to strong southerly winds over the tops.

Sunday 24 September

Mostly cloudy with occasional rain and drizzle. Moderate southerly winds over the tops.

Monday 25 September

Patchy rain and drizzle dying out. Brighter later. Light to moderate south or southeast wind over the tops.

An overview to the 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.

Winter is actually a beautiful time of year to enjoy the spectacular views.

It’s important to stay safe during the Winter period, especially if you are considering exploring the fells. If you’re a fan of the Lake District in Winter, why not register on one of our Winter Skills Courses? Learn more