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 25th May 2016
Forecast last updated on Wednesday 25th May 2016 at 3:45pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

A drop in temperature, most noticeable western mountains where fine although away from the W & NW Highlands cloudy. Areas of low cloud and occasional rain will shroud eastern mountains, principally later on, particularly Pennines, where rain will increasingly set in.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Chilly, cloudy. Rain increasingly.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northeasterly, 20 to 25, but 30mph on some higher areas.

Effect of wind on you?

MMostly fairly small; but may impede comfortable walking in some areas.

How Wet?

Rain mainly afternoon

Drizzly rain now and again morning, and more extensively afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Forming extensively later in day

Cloud will very likely clear the summits by mid or late morning after shrouding some higher eastern areas after dawn. Later in the afternoon or evening, cloud may blanket the hills from the east.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine unlikely. Increasingly hazy below cloud; extensive fog higher areas.

Temperature (at 600m)

3 rising to 7C.

And in the valleys

Colder: 9 to 12C in the afternoon, warmest western dales.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 26th May 2016

A long period of east or northeasterly winds over the next week or two. Frequently dry, particularly western mountains - indeed there may be no rain at all over the NW Highlands where conditions will become very dry underfoot. Elsewhere, remnants of sometimes thundery rain will curve in from the Continent from time to time, bringing with it large sheets of very low cloud which will never clear some eastern mountains over several days.

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