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 2nd December 2015
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 1st December 2015 at 2:17pm

Tomorrow | Thursday | Friday

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwest veering westerly, 50 to 60, threat 70mph higher tops at first.

Effect of wind on you?

Continued very difficult walking conditions from low levels up; severe wind chill.

How Wet?

Rain becoming persistent north

Rain developing, setting in increasingly north Yorkshire, particularly western hills, risk sudden torrential bursts. The rain will edge southwards during the day, but the Peak District substantially dry (a few pockets of drizzle) until dark.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive and very low

Shrouding the hills most or all day above 300 to 500m, lowest in west as rain sets in.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine unlikely. Widespread fog across the hills. Hazy at best low levels.

Temperature (at 600m)

6 to 8C. Will feel as cold as minus 6C directly in the wind.

And in the valleys

10 to 12C, but turning quickly colder into evening.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 3rd December 2015

Another week or perhaps a fortnight of frequent long bouts of upland gales - and sometimes storm force winds. There will be freeze thaw cycles on higher areas, and on western mountains, precipitation will continue to be substantially, often of snow Scottish mountains and only occasionally of snow England and Wales. Forecast issued from Glenmore Lodge, Cairngorms.

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