Weather Forecast

If you are interested in walks or visiting tourist attractions then a Lake District weather forecast is vital.

This Lake District weather forecast is generated by the Met Office Widget

The weather in the Lake District can change rapidly: it can be raining in one valley and sunny in another.  Walkers especially need to take care because the temperature on the mountains is always colder than in the towns and villages.  The peaks are exposed to often strong winds, even when the weather is calm when setting off: beware even on a warm summer day!  It’s best to wear layers and to take spare clothing, for example, a spare T-shirt in the summer as you can become wet with sweat walking up mountains.  In winter, always have a hat and gloves with you.  Be extra careful in icy conditions, especially if your route is in the shade.

Whatever the weather or season, ensure you have wind and waterproof clothing; wearing layers is a good idea.  Comfortable waterproof walking boots are essential and check to ensure they offer ankle support.

The Lake District National Park Authority runs a weather forecast service called Weatherline which is ideal if you’re planning a day out in the Lakes.  It features data direct from the Met Office, with a five day forecast.  Between December and April fell top assessors record winter conditions daily from Helvellyn.

There are also web cams showing the current weather in different parts of the Lake District.

Check out the BBC Weather forecast for the next five days.

Castlerigg Stone Circle, Near Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria

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