Peak District and Yorkshire Dales Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Wednesday 15th August 2018
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 14th August 2018 at 1:43pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Strong southwesterly winds, reaching near gale force on some tops, will result in low cloud shrouding the hills, extensively and to lower slopes in the west where rain and drizzle will be frequent. Highest cloud bases likely over the Cairngorms.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Drizzly rain and foggy York Dales. Drier Peak District, fog only tops.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly 35mph to on higher tops in Yorkshire Dales 45mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Walking arduous across the hills, and on higher tops Yorkshire Dales, progress often difficult.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Rain, mainly Yorkshire Dales

Yorkshire Dales NP: Drizzly rain occasionally, before from northwest persistent rain slowly spread southeast. Peak District NP north to Skipton: Dry most, perhaps all day, although from NW toward evening, threat of the rain arriving.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive Yorkshire Dales

Yorkshire Dales NP: Extensive fog across the hills, widely forming below 300m western dales and 450m elsewhere. Peak District NP north to Skipton: Occasional cloud highest tops morning, but only late in day in rain will fog become widespread.

Chance of cloud free summits?

30% York Dales, 60% Peak District

Air clarity (below cloud)

Dull with frequent poor visibility western dales north of Skipton. Otherwise, occasional sunshine and ahead of rain very good visibility.

Temperature (at 600m)


And in the valleys

In afternoon, ranging from 17C western dales north of Skipton to 20 to 22C elsewhere.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 16th August 2018

Rain (a mix of showery days and those when rain sets in for a few hours) at some stage most days over the coming week or so. The heaviest and most persistent rain will be on western mountains, where fog will frequently shroud higher areas. Bands of upland gales or near gales will come through; the windy conditions most prolonged on the Scottish Highlands.

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