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 24th September 2014

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Forecast last updated on Tuesday 23rd September 2014 at 3:44pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Substantially fine although here and there, a brief shower. Cloud will lift above many summits, although higher western mountains will remain cloud covered, particularly in Scotland. Windy higher areas of England and Wales just at first.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Extensively dry; cloud clearing tops. Wind easing.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northwesterly 20 to locally 25mph, but 30mph for a few hours after dawn, particularly Peak District.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small by late morning.

How Wet?

Little if any rain

Bursts showery rain late in night will become isolated, if any, soon after dawn - although may persist through morning western Peak District.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly confined to N Yorkshire

Cloud may come and go above 650m N Yorkshire morning and possibly into the afternoon; but elsewhere, by late morning, summits free of cloud.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of sunshine, most extensive eastern dales in morning. Very good visibility.

Temperature (at 600m)


And in the valleys

15 to 17C in afternoon, highest eastern dales.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 25th September 2014

A change to westerly winds across all mountain areas will bring a series of fronts, bringing bands of low cloud and rain, in from the west, particularly mid-week. Nevertheless, away from the W & NW Highlands of Scotland, total rainfall will be small. Blustery, with upland gales on Thursday and Friday across Highland Scotland. Next weekend and early next week is likely to become substantially dry again, particularly England and Wales. Most mountains are now very dry underfoot and with the possible exception of the W & NW Highlands, will remain so.

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