Peak District and Yorkshire Dales Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Friday 17th August 2018
Forecast last updated on Thursday 16th August 2018 at 3:14pm

Tomorrow | Saturday | Sunday

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly 20mph, gradually strengthening middle of day and afternoon to 30 or on higher areas of north Yorkshire 35mph, locally 40mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Will increasingly impede walking. Will become arduous Yorkshire Dales.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

A little drizzly rain but very likely dry Peak District

Peak District: Rain very unlikely. North of M62 and all Peak District: Isolated brief showers morning. Then western dales will have patches of fine drizzle, whilst elsewhere drizzly, if any, isolated.

Cloud on the hills?

Fog forming higher areas, mainly Yorkshire Dales

Peak District and north to Skipton: summits rarely covered. Yorkshire Dales: Summits may well be cloud free for some hours, before fog forms across the hills. By about mid-afternoon, expect persistent fog from about 300m up western dales, and 450m east.

Chance of cloud free summits?

80% south of Skipton to 70% dropping to 20% Yorkshire dales NP

Sunshine?
Air clarity (below cloud)

Weak sunshine now and again, mainly eastern dales (generally through high thin cloud). Visibility mostly very good or excellent.

Temperature (at 600m)

9 rising to 12C

And in the valleys

Will reach 15C western dales north of Skipton. Elsewhere, 17 to 19C.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 18th August 2018

Mixed conditions will continue next week. Winds will remain generally westerly. There will be rain from time to time, although away from western mountains in Scotland, total rainfall will be fairly small. Low cloud will remain frequent, concentrated on more western mountains.

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