Peak District Forecast

The southernmost Pennines, covering the entire Peak District National Park, also extending north to hills accessed from Hebden Bridge, and including the hills immediately north of Manchester.

Viewing Weather Forecast for Saturday 14th December 2019
Forecast last updated on Friday 13th December 2019 at 3:50pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

A complex area of low pressure to the north and west of Scotland brings a risk of snow setting in for periods for the W/NW Highlands. Smaller amounts of snow toward east. Frequent snow also for western hills of England & Wales. Widespread upland gales and severe wind chill, expect perhaps N Scotland.

Headline for Peak District

Upland gales. Areas of snow locally frequent.

How windy? (On the summits)

West to southwesterly, 35 to 40mph throughout the day, sometimes reaching 50mph Kinder/Bleaklow plateaus.

Effect of wind on you?

Arduous conditions and significant wind chill across higher terrain through the day.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Areas of snow on hills, locally may set in.

Areas of snow flurries spreading from the west, may become persistent over a few hours, rain or sleet lower slopes. Constant falls may be focused on hills near/north from about the M62. Possible hail.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly higher tops

Banks of cloud across higher slopes, at times forming to lower levels, mostly around snow in west.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Air clarity (below cloud)

Glimpses of weak sun through high cloud. Visibility appalling in snow and low cloud, but at times very good.

Temperature (at 600m)

0C. In strongest wind on highest tops, wind chill feeling close to -15C.

And in the valleys

Max 3 or 4C.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 15th December 2019

Staying cold through into early next week. Most mountain terrain frozen, to lower slopes in Scotland. Some substantial snowfalls, with snow lying from many lower slopes up away from immediate coasts. Most precipitation focused on western mountains. Winds very varied, sometimes gale force, but also some lulls. Quieter conditions briefly early next week. A gradual but complex rise of freezing level from the south through midweek, although Scottish mountains may well stay substantially frozen. Rain preceded by snow extending in from the southwest.

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