Walkers in low cloud Fairfield to Great Rigg copyright Michael Turner

Lake District weather

Weatherline - the daily local weather forecast for the Lakes

Weather in the Lake District can change rapidly so we run a weather forecast service called Weatherline.

It features data direct from the Met Office, with a five day forecast. Between December and April our Fell Top Assessors record winter conditions daily from Helvellyn, the Lake District's busiest mountain in winter.

Follow our winter Fell Top Assessors on Twitter

Our Fell Top Assessors share weather updates and photos through Twitter - follow them at  twitter.com/LakesWeather

What will the weather be like when I visit?

We'd love to be able to tell you, but conditions vary enormously from one year to the next. Our Photos - through the seasons gallery shows how different each month can be.

How can I learn basic winter skills?

Check back in September 2018 to book your Winter Skills course.

Why is the Lake District known for having more rain than other areas?

The weather in Britain mostly comes from the Atlantic. When the clouds hit the mountains of the Lake District, they rise, the water vapour within the clouds cools, condenses and falls as rain or snow.

What should I pack?

Check out our Walker's Checklist for tips on what to wear and what to bring when walking in the Lake District.

Interested in weather, climate and climate change?

Please read our Climate, weather and climate change section.

Need holiday accommodation?

Cottage near Coniston - copyright Charlie Hedley

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We've cosy holiday cottages, quirky boutique hotels, friendly bed and breakfasts and luxury hotels.

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