The climate of the Lake District (England)
The Lake District is an area in the north west of England. The area
was formed during the last Ice Age. With the withdrawal of the
glaciers high hills and deep valleys with lakes were formed. This
gives the landscape its rugged and untamed character. The highest
summits in England can be found in the Lake District. The highest
summit is Scafell Pike at 978 meters. The beautiful scenery and the
overwhelming landscape make this a beloved destination. The situation
in combination with the lakes and altitude make this one of the
wettest areas in England. About 2,000 millimeters of annual
precipitation falls on average. The total amount differs from place to
place. Seathwaite gets about 3,100 millimeters and Keswick only 1,407
millimeters of precipitation. There are large differences within the
region. The differences are caused by your location towards the
summits and lakes. At higher altitudes snow is not uncommon. During
the winter there will be snow on the highest peaks for about 60 days.
Extreme weather conditions are uncommon. However, the high humidity
figures explain why foggy conditions frequently occur.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for the Lake District
Please, note that local deviations may occur
More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression
of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain
period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather,
extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate
information for each month of the year:
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