Peak District and Yorkshire Dales Forecast
The Peak district and Yorkshire Dales National Parks and the area immediately between them.
Forecast last updated on Wednesday 26th November 2014 at 1:14pm
Summary for all mountain areas
Light winds on the mountains. As warmer air (over colder very humid air near the ground), & over England, a front, extends north, fog will shroud most hills, in some areas from valleys up. However, these conditions will be patchy in W & N Scotland where some summits cloud free.
Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales
Light wind. Drizzly rain, blanket low cloud.
How windy? (On the summits)
Southeast or easterly, 10 to 15mph.
Effect of wind on you?
Drizzle and rain
Intermittent rain and drizzle throughout the day.
Cloud on the hills?
Extensive, very low east
Extensive cloud shrouding the mountains across the region, although here and there breaks to higher slopes. Nevertheless, areas of cloud very likely from lower slopes upward above many eastern dales.
Chance of cloud free summits?
Less than 10%
Sunshine and air clarity?
No sunshine. Very hazy or murky; areas of fog from valleys up, particularly eastern dales.
Temperature (at 600m)
And in the valleys
5 to 7C, highest west.
All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 27th November 2014
Low cloud & occasional rain into the weekend, particularly eastern hills. On higher Scottish tops, a little snow. A front is then likely to bring 'cleaner' (less murk & low cloud) air to Britain, together with rain, & then showers (mainly W Scotland). Looking well into December, inspection of charts from the main forecast centres, suggests lower summit temperatures, freezing level typically 1000m, but relatively low precipitation next week (eastern mountains most at threat). Beyond, a few forecasts indicate frequent gales and precipitation in southwesterlies, but most suggest little change in freezing level, gradual accumulation of precipitation (most eastern Scotland).