Ambleside, where it's located

The climate of Ambleside is oceanic, with quite cold winters and mild summers.
The town is located in the north-west of England, near Lake Windermere, the largest natural lake in England, and within the Lake District National Park.
The average temperature of the coldest month (January) is of 4 °C (39 °F), that of the warmest month (July) is of 15.9 °C (61 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Ambleside - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)113471012119742
Max (°C)77912161820201713107
Min (°F)343437394550545248453936
Max (°F)454548546164686863555045

Precipitation amounts to 2,005 millimeters (78.9 inches) per year: it is therefore abundant. We are in the rainiest area of Britain. Rainfall ranges from 90 mm (3.5 in) in the driest month (May) to 240 mm (9.4 in) in the wettest ones (October, December). Here is the average precipitation.
Ambleside - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)230175170105901151151401652402302402005
Prec.(in)9.16.96.74.13.54.54.55.56.59.49.19.478.9
Days191516131212131514191816181

On average, there are around 1,200 sunshine hours per year. So, the sun doesn't shine often. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Ambleside - Sunshine
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Hours223455543221

Ambleside

Best Time


The best time to visit Ambleside is the summer, or more generally from mid-May to mid-September: temperatures are generally good for outdoors activities, although it's better to bring an umbrella, and a sweatshirt or sweater for the evening or for cool days.