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 5th October 2015
Forecast last updated on Sunday 4th October 2015 at 3:59pm

Today | Tuesday | Wednesday

Summary for all mountain areas

Upland winds widely severe gale force, gradually easing England & Wales in afternoon. Persistent rain and very low cloud southern Scotland, easing to drizzle England & Wales. Meanwhile, north-west Scotland is often dry, and locally summits clear for many hours.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Upland gales gradually easing; rain/drizzle & low cloud.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southeast veering southerly 35 to 45, gusts over 50mph on higher tops, strongest during morning, easing from south during afternoon, to around 20-25mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Difficult walking conditions on higher areas, will ease slowly from south.

How Wet?

Persistent rain, turning drizzly

Rain and drizzle widespread during morning, although slowly breaking up, and in afternoon generally just pockets of drizzle, mainly western hills in North Yorkshire. Toward nightfall, another area of rain may encroach into Peak District from south.

Cloud on the hills?

Very extensive

For much of the day, more or less blanket low cloud from a few hundred metres up. But may break Peak District and north to about Skipton to 500 to 700m by early afternoon.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine rare, mostly glimpses in afternoon. Widespread fog, from lower slopes up at times morning. By afternoon, slow improvement, but still hazy north to Skipton.

Temperature (at 600m)

9 rising to 12C; but may feel sub-zero where directly exposed to strong winds.

And in the valleys

Will reach 16 to 18C in afternoon, highest eastern dales in Yorkshire and Peak District.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 6th October 2015

Generally lighter winds Tuesday, but still areas of locally persistent rain - driest probably in W Scotland. Rain may persist across E & NE Scotland through Wednesday, although some uncertainty - risk local flooding. Often windy on the mountains, and colder from midweek, with showers in western Scotland (snow higher tops). Pressure builds across England and Wales Thursday & Friday, giving fair conditions. Uncertainties toward weekend surround progress of ex-hurricane Joaquin. At very least, expect strong south-southeasterly winds. Risk some rain far-western areas.

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