Peak District and Yorkshire Dales Forecast

Covers the whole of the southern and central Pennines. Includes Cumbrian fells within the Yorkshire Dales NP extension.

Viewing Weather Forecast for Wednesday 23rd January 2019
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 22nd January 2019 at 2:20pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

A cold but generally dry and sunny day for many areas. Terrain widely frozen from valleys upward following some very low night temperatures. Local snow showers or flurries, focused around western coastal hills. Fragments of cloud on some higher slopes. The air very clear.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Generally dry, sunny. Terrain frozen. Wind fairly light.

How windy? (On the summits)

North backing northwesterly, 15 to 20mph, easing slightly to 10-15mph into afternoon.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Substantially dry

Very likely dry. Isolated brief snow showers or flurries.

Cloud on the hills?

Little if any

The hills generally free of cloud, with rare fragments briefly some higher slopes in morning.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Air clarity (below cloud)

Frequent bright sunshine. The air extremely clear.

Temperature (at 600m)

-2C. Where exposed to wind, feeling close to -10C.

And in the valleys

Almost all terrain frozen from valleys up after hard frost. Temperature only 2 or 3C in afternoon.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 24th January 2019

Cold conditions are expected to prevail across the mountains over the next week or fortnight - perhaps longer. Mountain temperatures will frequently be sub-freezing, often to lower slopes in Scotland. Wind speeds very varied day-to-day, at times up to gale force with severe chill factor. Over the next 5 days or so, winds will be mostly from the west or northwest, allowing briefly less cold air to affect England & Wales in particular. Whilst there is some uncertainty, indications into next week favour a cyclonic situation, with areas of precipitation circling around a broad area of low pressure, with scope for locally substantial snowfalls on the mountains. A northeasterly flow may well emerge for a few days.

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