Peak District and Yorkshire Dales Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Tuesday 24th January 2017
Forecast last updated on Monday 23rd January 2017 at 1:43pm

Summary for all mountain areas

A zone of low cloud and patchy rain extends across S & SW Scotland, plus western-most hills in England & Wales. Elsewhere largely dry, cloud breaks to higher tops, particularly N Scotland. Windy on Scottish mountains; gale force in N & NW Highlands. Some terrain frozen.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Blustery some tops. Low cloud & patchy rain mostly north-west.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly, around 20mph Peak District, up to 25 or at times 30mph Yorkshire Dales.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small, but likely to make walking arduous on higher areas Yorkshire Dales.

How Wet?

A little rain western N Yorks

Patches of drizzly rain occasionally drifting into western Yorkshire Dales. Elsewhere, most likely dry all day.

Cloud on the hills?

Persistent western Yorkshire Dales; breaks elsewhere

Covering western hills in North Yorkshire above 400m most of the day; cloud base rising to 500m or higher toward eastern Yorks Dales. Patches may cover western hills elsewhere, but mostly above hills in Peak District.

Chance of cloud free summits?

30% Yorks Dales; 70% Peak District.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Ranging from patches of sun Peak District to cloudy elsewhere. Hazy, or foggy some higher areas Yorkshire Dales.

Temperature (at 600m)

4C; little change of temperature with height.

And in the valleys

Terrain frozen or partly frozen after overnight frost. Will reach 4 or 5C.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 25th January 2017

Southerly winds will be gale or severe gale force on most hills and mountains for the rest this week, although it will remain largely dry as fronts are held at bay to the west of Britain. A little rain or drizzle and low cloud will drift onto western hills from time to time, but many tops should be often clear. A change to a more pronounced south-westerly regime is expected by the end of the month, although there is uncertainty about how quickly this evolves around the weekend - many areas may remain largely dry until into next week. Often near or below freezing on higher areas - terrain at least partly frozen. Next week, periods of freeze and thaw are likely.

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