Peak District and Yorkshire Dales Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Tuesday 13th November 2018
Forecast last updated on Monday 12th November 2018 at 4:07pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Brisk winds much of the day across the hills. Largely dry. Showers focused on western areas from dawn (snow Scottish tops) will fizzle out. Cloud breaks to higher tops away from the west coast. Into the evening and night, rain and upland gales will return from the west.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Blustery, chilly. Rare showers morning. Hills mostly clear.

How windy? (On the summits)

West gradually backing southwesterly; 30-35mph morning, 40mph high tops Yorks Dales. Easing a little to 25-30mph by afternoon. Will then reach 40-50mph overnight.

Effect of wind on you?

Walking arduous on higher areas in morning, with noticeable wind chill where exposed; easing slightly. Deteriorating into the night.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Brief showers morning

Isolated brief showers north of Saddleworth Moor/M62 in the morning, all fading. After dark, persistent rain will develop from the south-west.

Cloud on the hills?

Clearing most summits

Patches 600m or briefly 500m near showers, but mostly above 700m, and breaks forming to highest summits.

Chance of cloud free summits?

70% Yorks Dales; 90% elsewhere.

Sunshine?
Air clarity (below cloud)

Occasional sunshine north of M62; frequent sunshine Peak District. Very good or excellent visibility.

Temperature (at 600m)

6C Wind chill where exposed will feel close to -5C.

And in the valleys

9 to 11C

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 14th November 2018

Very wet underfoot on western mountains through midweek with localised flooding possible in south-west Scotland, the Lakes & west Wales. Residual rain will linger in western Scotland into Thursday, and areas of very low cloud will persist. High pressure to the east will then dominate into the weekend and beyond, resulting in a sustained period of dry weather for most mountains, with winds from the east or south-east. After a mild spell, temperatures are expected to lower next week. Low level fog common, and banks of low cloud at times coming in from the North Sea. Sunshine best in the west.

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