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 18th July 2018
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 17th July 2018 at 2:30pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

A slack pressure pattern results in light winds and local areas of showers. Some slow-moving bursts of rain locally, focused on southern Scotland, but many places will escape dry much of the day. Cloud breaking to higher summits. Pleasant temperatures, but fairly cool NW Scotland.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Generally dry, isolated showers. Light winds.

How windy? (On the summits)

South to southwesterly, 10mph or at times less; briefly gusty to around 15mph on some hills where showers form.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Rare showers

Many places dry all day, but isolated showers possible by middle of day, most likely northern Yorks Dales. A chance of the odd shower moving into Peak District from west later.

Cloud on the hills?

Hills generally clear

Rare patches of cloud capping some hills, mostly around showers. Patchy mist some valleys post-dawn.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Air clarity (below cloud)

A little sun, mostly morning, then cloud tending to fill in. Visibility very good.

Temperature (at 600m)

12 to 15C

And in the valleys

Max 19 to 22C, warmest eastern Yorks Dales and Peak District.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 19th July 2018

A mixed westerly pattern will exist through the weekend into early next week. Occasional frontal systems coming in from the Atlantic will bring rain from time to time, focused on western Scotland. Some showery bursts possible elsewhere, but also a good amount of dry weather. Varied wind speeds, at times light, but also some blustery periods across the hills through the weekend. Temperatures around average for mid-July, warmest England & Wales, but NW Scotland often quite cool.

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