Peak District and Yorkshire Dales Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Monday 24th April 2017
Forecast last updated on Monday 24th April 2017 at 7:07am

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Summary for all mountain areas

A cold front passing southwards brings a marked change to Arctic air. Heavy showers of snow and hail spread from the north, merging into constant precipitation for several hours in Scotland. Winds up to gale force. Whiteout and severe wind chill Scottish mountains.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Increasingly cold & windy. Patchy rain. Later hail showers.

How windy? (On the summits)

West to northwesterly, 25mph, strengthening during afternoon to 30-35mph, or by evening 40-45mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Walking impeded on higher areas, and increasingly becoming arduous during afternoon; later significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Occasional rain; later hail showers north

Showery rain will move southwards during morning, clearing Peak District early afternoon. Toward evening, hail and snow showers developing from north.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive; but clearing from north

Cloud widely on higher areas morning, and briefly below 400m western Pennines slopes. Will all clear from north middle of day.

Chance of cloud free summits?

40% morning; 80% afternoon.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patches of bright sunshine and often excellent visibility spreading southwards middle of day, but by dusk, becoming very poor due to snow.

Temperature (at 600m)

5C dropping to 2C from north by afternoon, or -1C by dusk. Later in day, where directly exposed to strongest wind, feeling like -15 Celsius.

And in the valleys

9 to 11C, although may well drop a degree or two from north afternoon, then quickly toward freezing into the evening.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 25th April 2017

An Arctic air mass encompasses the British Isles bringing winter-like conditions during midweek. Freezing levels will be very low. Widespread snow and hail showers, sometimes frequent, or near constant northern Scotland. Significant wind chill. Less cold from about Thursday onward as winds back westerly. Frontal systems moving in from the Atlantic are likely to bring periods of rain and upland gales heading into the May Day weekend, although a gradual improvement may develop.

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