Peak District and Yorkshire Dales Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Sunday 1st February 2015
Forecast last updated on Sunday 1st February 2015 at 2:11pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Upland gales will lead to widespread severe wind chill. Snow and hail showers, most frequent north and north-western areas of Scotland and Wales. Inland areas of Scotland, also Pennines, will remain substantially dry with bright sunshine.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Upland gales; severe wind chill. Essentially dry; sunshine.

How windy? (On the summits)

North or northwesterly, 45mph at dawn, dropping only slowly through the day, toward 30-35mph at dusk.

Effect of wind on you?

Walking difficult on higher areas, and severe wind chill.

How Wet?

Dry most or all day

Essentially dry throughout the day. Snow flurries here and there, mostly eastern Yorkshire Dales early morning.

Cloud on the hills?

Very little if any

Most cloud extensively above the hills. Near precipitation, shafts of cloud below 700m, mostly N Yorkshire early morning.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Greater than 90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Bright sun. Excellent or superb visibility.

Temperature (at 600m)

-4C Feeling as cold as minus 20 Celsius where directly exposed to strongest wind.

And in the valleys

Rising from near freezing point to 2 or locally 3C early afternoon. Most terrain frozen.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Monday 2nd February 2015

Cold throughout the coming week with snow substantially remaining in place on the mountains and most terrain remaining frozen. By Tuesday or Wednesday onward, substantially fine with winds easing markedly, although toward next weekend, one or two temporary deteriorations, most extensively across the Scottish Highlands as weakening fronts bring temporarily stronger winds and snow (rain lower western areas).

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