Peak District and Yorkshire Dales Forecast
The Peak district and Yorkshire Dales National Parks and the area immediately between them.
Viewing Weather Forecast for Friday 24th February 2017
Forecast last updated on Thursday 23rd February 2017 at 1:07pm
Summary for all mountain areas
A lull in the weather as a transient ridge of high pressure crosses Britain. There will be a lull in wind, showers mostly restricted to W & NW Highlands and cloud confined to higher summits. However, deteriorating afternoon western areas: wind strengthening, later snow.
Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales
Fairly light wind; extensively fine, cloud clearing most summits.
How windy? (On the summits)
Westerly 25-30mph at dawn and again by about dusk. Centred on middle of day, a lull to 20mph.
Effect of wind on you?
Mostly fairly small.
Precipitation rare, if any
Risk of one or two snow showers morning although rain below 300m. Rain will envelop area from southwest toward dusk.
Cloud on the hills?
Hills substantially cloud free
Cloud will only occasionally shroud higher tops by midday, as cloud base rising from 550 to 750m. Will begin to lower again western dales in Yorkshire by dusk.
Chance of cloud free summits?
Sunshine and air clarity?
Sunshine 'in and out'. Visibility excellent.
Temperature (at 600m)
0C; will rise slowly to 2C through daylight.
And in the valleys
Will rise to 5 to 7C, highest eastern dales in afternoon.
All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 25th February 2017
Continued frequent precipitation and upland gales until Monday. Temperatures will drop below freezing point across the Scottish Highlands later Saturday and on higher summits in England and Wales early next week. Through next week, still precipitation from time to time, but higher areas, even into England and Wales will be frequently sub-freezing. Indeed periods of thaw on the Sottish Munros may well be rare.