Peak District and Yorkshire Dales Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Thursday 27th November 2014

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Forecast last updated on Thursday 27th November 2014 at 7:16am

Summary for all mountain areas

Dull, murky weather with fog in some valleys but on the hills in many areas from lower slopes up. Highest cloud base will be on western mountains, and mainly in NW Scotland will break up. Fairly light wind. Higher Scottish summits sub-freezing.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Light wind. Blanket very low cloud.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southerly, typically 15mph.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

Little if any rain

Patches of fine drizzle particularly eastern dales.

Cloud on the hills?

Persistent low cloud

Low cloud across the hills above 200-450m most of the day; lowest base will be eastern dales.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Almost nil

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine not expected. Widespread fog, from many lower eastern slopes upward. Hazy at best below cloud.

Temperature (at 600m)


And in the valleys

7 or 8C

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 28th November 2014

The remnants of the murky weather with low cloud will persist through the weekend, but slowly transitioning to fog in the valleys and some lower slopes, whilst above an inversion, many mountains enjoy superb visibility and very warm. A front will move southeastwards on Monday, followed over 48 hours by cold air (sub-freezing above typically 800m). Then as pressure builds from the south, becoming fine most areas, but frequent snow showers and upland gales on Tuesday and perhaps Wednesday W Scotland. The fine weather may then extend to the north of Scotland. Thus little prospect of significant snowfall.

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