The best times to visit Lake District for ideal weather are

June 11th to September 16th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Lake District Travel Info

Weather in Lake District

Temperature

Average temperatures in Lake District vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 18th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Lake District, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 68.2°F (20.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 52.3°F (11.3°C) at night.

Lake District Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Lake District Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Lake District Perceived Temperature (F)

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Lake District Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Lake District Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 44.8 40.5 35.5
Feb 45.8 40.3 34.8
Mar 49.5 42.7 35.7
Apr 55.6 47.6 39.1
May 59.5 51.9 44.1
Jun 64.7 56.7 48.4
Jul 67.2 59.6 52.2
Aug 65.5 58.5 51.8
Sep 62.4 55.3 47.9
Oct 56.9 50.8 44
Nov 50.1 45.2 39.3
Dec 45.7 40.5 34.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 7.1 4.7 1.9
Feb 7.7 4.6 1.6
Mar 9.7 5.9 2.1
Apr 13.1 8.7 3.9
May 15.3 11.1 6.7
Jun 18.2 13.7 9.1
Jul 19.6 15.3 11.2
Aug 18.6 14.7 11
Sep 16.9 12.9 8.8
Oct 13.8 10.4 6.7
Nov 10.1 7.3 4.1
Dec 7.6 4.7 1.3

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Lake District are April, June, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid April. For example, on the week of April 16th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early December with an average of 5 days of significant precipitation the week of December 3rd.

When can you find snow in Lake District? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around October, especially close to late October. The best time to ski (if at all) in Lake District is often around around October 22nd when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Lake District.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Lake District (in).

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Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 52% 0.8 7.5
Feb 37% 0 4
Mar 32% 0.9 3.8
Apr 23% 0 2.5
May 32% 0 3.5
Jun 26% 0 3.8
Jul 39% 0 4.8
Aug 44% 0 5.7
Sep 32% 0 4.3
Oct 44% 5.9 6.8
Nov 50% 5.5 8.4
Dec 52% 0 9.2

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 52 2 19.1
Feb 37 0 10.2
Mar 32 2.3 9.7
Apr 23 0 6.4
May 32 0 8.9
Jun 26 0 9.7
Jul 39 0 12.2
Aug 44 0 14.5
Sep 32 0 10.9
Oct 44 15 17.3
Nov 50 14 21.3
Dec 52 0 23.4

 

Humidity and Wind

Lake District has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is May (66.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (79.9%).

Wind in Lake District is usually calm. The windiest month is January, followed by December and March. January’s average wind speed of around 7 knots (8.1 MPH or 13 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid January where average top sustained speeds reach 13.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Lake District.

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Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Max Sustained Wind
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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 7 Gentle breeze 12.6 Significant breeze
Feb 5.7 Light breeze 10.8 Gentle breeze
Mar 6.2 Light breeze 11.3 Significant breeze
Apr 5.1 Light breeze 9.7 Gentle breeze
May 4.9 Light breeze 9.7 Significant breeze
Jun 3.4 Barely noticeable 7.3 Gentle breeze
Jul 3.3 Barely noticeable 7.2 Significant breeze
Aug 3.4 Barely noticeable 7.1 Gentle breeze
Sep 3.6 Barely noticeable 7.5 Significant breeze
Oct 4.3 Light breeze 8.7 Gentle breeze
Nov 5.7 Light breeze 11 Significant breeze
Dec 6.4 Light breeze 12.2 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 77.1%
Feb 76.6%
Mar 71.3%
Apr 67.3%
May 66.4%
Jun 70%
Jul 72.3%
Aug 75.2%
Sep 76.4%
Oct 78.7%
Nov 79.6%
Dec 79.9%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Lake District?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for the United Kingdom; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 06, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Lake District, the United Kingdom is July, followed by March and May. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Lake District in June. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 66.3 in June means 66.3% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Lake District Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 63.2°F (17.3°C) and 47.9°F (8.8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 7 to 10 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 8 to 14 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Lake District, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 64.2°F (17.9°C) and 46°F (7.8°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a great amount: 10 to 15 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Lake District to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 47.9°F (8.8°C) and 43.5°F (6.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a very great amount: 10 to 16 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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