Peak District and Yorkshire Dales Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Sunday 26th April 2015
Forecast last updated on Saturday 25th April 2015 at 3:29pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Very cold air, bringing snow and hail showers, but also bright sunshine, will have enveloped all mountain areas. Coldest air will be Scotland, where snow will fall into the valleys. Winds mostly fairly light, but will vary, with locally sudden buffeting and considerable wind chill likely.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Snow/hail showers developing.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northwesterly, varying from mostly 15 to perhaps occasionally 25 mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small

How Wet?

Snow & hail showers

Snow and hail showers; ranging from rare flurries until well into the afternoon, to the risk of an hour or two of frequent precipitation late in day.

Cloud on the hills?

Occasionally covering tops

Cloud frequently clear the summits, but shafts of cloud below 700m near showers, and perhaps widely 500m late in day, particularly north of the M62.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of bright sunshine, most widely morning. The air very clear indeed, but visibility suddenly appalling in snow.

Temperature (at 600m)

0 rising to 3C

And in the valleys

Widespread frost after dawn and again by dusk. In early afternoon will reach 8 or 9C.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Monday 27th April 2015

Very cold more or less throughout the coming week with fresh snow across all mountain areas. Most precipitation will be showery, but some showers squally and heavy with hail and thunder. Within the cold air, one or two areas of constant precipitation, bringing significant snow to some areas will occur - although the tracks of this is at this stage uncertain.

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