Peak District and Yorkshire Dales Forecast

The Peak district and Yorkshire Dales National Parks and the area immediately between them.

Viewing Weather Forecast for Thursday 23rd November 2017
Forecast last updated on Thursday 23rd November 2017 at 7:24am

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Summary for all mountain areas

Cold air advances back southwards. A complex area of low pressure NE of Scotland brings areas of frequent or constant snow to the Highlands, although should tend to fade in central areas. Clusters of snow and hail showers for England & Wales, where upland winds up to storm force.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Upland gales. Showery; locally frequent hail, snow high tops.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwest later westerly; 35 to often 40-45mph. Will start to ease only into the afternoon.

Effect of wind on you?

Arduous conditions across the hills all day. Significant wind chill where exposed.

How Wet?

Showery, hail or snow, locally setting in for an hour or more

Clusters of heavy showers spreading erratically from the west, which locally may result in constant rain or hail for several hours (snow above 600m). Some areas, mainly Peak District, may escape often dry. Very wet underfoot, rivers in spate North Yorkshire.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly west; breaks elsewhere

Cloud bases typically 500-700m with occasional patches down to 400m western areas north from the M62 in morning. Summits often cloud free Peak District and eastern Yorks Dales.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Ranging from rare glimpses of sun north of Skipton to patchwork of sun Peak District. Visibility often very good, particularly Peak District.

Temperature (at 600m)

2 to 4C; generally falling through day. Where exposed will feel as cold as -13C.

And in the valleys

6 to 9C, coldest western Yorks Dales.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 24th November 2017

Frequently cold due to predominance of northerly winds until the end of the month, and perhaps into December. Snow will accumulate extensively in N and NE Scotland, less so elsewhere in Scotland. Nevertheless, only lowest slopes will see mostly rain, and periods of thaw up to highest summits will be rare. Over England and Wales, intermittent precipitation, often of snow on highest tops.

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