Peak District and Yorkshire Dales Forecast
The Peak district and Yorkshire Dales National Parks and the area immediately between them.
Forecast last updated on Friday 31st October 2014 at 12:41pm
Summary for all mountain areas
Windy; upland gales Highland Scotland. Generally, a temporary improvement between rain and more widespread upland gales both Friday and Saturday nights. Nevertheless, still a few showers, and deteriorating quickly by dusk many western mountains.
Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales
Substantially dry; blustery higher tops.
How windy? (On the summits)
Southerly; 25mph most of day, but 35mph for a couple of hours post dawn and again toward dusk.
Effect of wind on you?
Mostly fairly small.
Showers Yorkshire Dales; otherwise dry.
Rain pre-dawn will have cleared. In morning showers western Yorkshire Dales NP and Bowland area. More rain after dark.
Cloud on the hills?
Clearing - although only slowly western Yorkshire Dales
Cloud shrouding many higher areas post dawn will lift off nearly all summits in morning. But summits western dales in Yorkshire will remain cloud covered until into afternoon above 550-700m, but should then more or less clear.
Chance of cloud free summits?
Greater than 90%; but 20% later 80% Ingleborough area.
Sunshine and air clarity?
Sunshine; although mostly cloudy western Yorkshire dales. Excellent visibility; but haze west Yorkshire Dales NP.
Temperature (at 600m)
And in the valleys
12 to 14C early afternoon
All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 2nd November 2014
Early next week will see a drop in temperature on the mountains. with highest Scottish summits frequently below freezing point. Generally showery, but also areas of constant rain - or sleet highest summits England and Wales, and snow Scottish Munros. By Tuesday, some areas dry, and on Wednesday and perhaps Thursday, extensively dry. On Wednesday little wind and overnight cold enough for valley frost. Probably milder, windy with constant rain, then showers (mainly west) later Thursday and Friday.