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 26th May 2015
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 26th May 2015 at 4:15pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Widespread low cloud will gradually clear most mountain areas from the north after a weak front passes through. However, low cloud will rarely clear higher areas of the W & NW Highlands. Cold and windy Scottish Highlands.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Cloud on highest summits: clearing into the afternoon.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northwesterly 20 to 25mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small

How Wet?

Little if any rain

Substantially dry, but threat patches of drizzle. Becoming dry from north middle of day and afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly confined to higher areas, but later all clearing

Banks of cloud may intermittently cover areas above 550m morning, particularly western hills south of Skipton, but this should lift above the summits from north middle of day or into the afternoon.

Chance of cloud free summits?

30% morning to 90% by mid-afternoon

Sunshine and air clarity?

Increasingly sunny from north afternoon. Excellent visibility will extend south middle of day and afternoon.

Temperature (at 600m)

6 or 7C west, but in afternoon rising to 10C eastern dales.

And in the valleys

13 to 16C in the afternoon, highest eastern dales.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 27th May 2015

Generally deteriorating this week as areas of low pressure come in off the Atlantic, bringing areas of rain, and more widely, heavy showers. It will frequently be cold with fresh snow intermittently Scottish Highlands. There are strong indications of a reversal next week, with pressure gradually building in the vicinity of Britain, to bring fine, warm weather later in the week.

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