Peak District and Yorkshire Dales Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Monday 30th November 2015
Forecast last updated on Monday 30th November 2015 at 7:34am

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Summary for all mountain areas

Windy northern Scotland, and snow showers. Elsewhere, widespread precipitation after dawn will clear S Scotland and into N England, falling as snow across the hills. Snow only higher tops N Wales afternoon, otherwise, here constant rain.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Storm force upland winds most of region; persistent rain.

How windy? (On the summits)

Marked variations over short distances in N.Yorks: Southwest veering northwesterly, 50 up to 70mph for many hours, locally higher gusts. However north of about Skipton and by dusk across most of region often 20mph or less.

Effect of wind on you?

Very difficult walking conditions and severe wind chill most of the region, but far north of Yorkshire may escape the very strongest winds.

How Wet?

Widespread rain

Rain rarely ceasing most or all day, often heavy western hills, will turn to snow on highest tops in Ingleborough area from about midday.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive across the hills

Most likely blanket cloud across the region all day above 350 to 450m.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Less than 10%.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine not expected. Widely misty or murky widely and fog extensive across the hills.

Temperature (at 600m)

8C, although possibly only 3C north Yorkshire.

And in the valleys

11 to 13C, highest south, but only 7C northern Yorkshire Dales.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 1st December 2015

Frequent upland gales and occasionally storm force upland winds this week and perhaps well into December. On western mountains, precipitation at some stage almost daily resulting in considerable rainfall in total. Freeze-thaw cycles will occur on the Scottish Munros, although often sub-zero, allowing snow to accumulate. Further south, higher summits occasionally be below freezing point, but lying snow fairly transient. Slight improvement as pressure builds around Friday-Saturday, but still windy, and risk some further rain in north-west.

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