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 4th August 2015
Forecast last updated on Monday 3rd August 2015 at 4:27pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Unusually widespread and strong upland gales for August will make walking difficult on the mountains, strongest winds western Scotland. Lots of showers, merging into several hours of rain in the west. Cloud often covering higher hills. Driest & brightest toward north-east.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Upland gales. Showers becoming frequent. A little sun.

How windy? (On the summits)

South soon veering southwesterly, 35mph, occasionally 40mph higher tops in North Yorkshire; gusts locally 45mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Widespread buffeting across the hills, often difficult walking where exposed on higher areas.

How Wet?


Showers soon developing, which over a couple of hours may be very frequent, although locally staying dry for several hours.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive north

Cloud will cover many higher areas after dawn. The base will lift, with the cloud clearing most summits as far north as Skipton. But further north, persistent cloud, base typically 350 to 550m - generally lowest west.

Chance of cloud free summits?

30% North Yorks; 80% by mid-morning elsewhere.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of sun about as far north as Skipton. Haze; persistent fog central Pennine fells.

Temperature (at 600m)


And in the valleys

Will range from 16 to 19C in afternoon, highest Peak District and eastern valleys elsewhere.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 5th August 2015

Remaining unsettled. Fronts pushing northwards on Wednesday will bring rain and strong winds to many mountains. Improving by Thursday, becoming mainly dry with much lighter winds. Friday brings mainly light winds but the risk of some slow moving heavy showers. A brief ridge of high pressure is expected to build around Saturday, but thereafter the pattern is likely to become west-south-westerly, bringing strengthening winds, particularly to Scotland, and risk of rain on many western mountains by Sunday.

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