Peak District and Yorkshire Dales Forecast
The Peak district and Yorkshire Dales National Parks and the area immediately between them.
Forecast last updated on Friday 19th December 2014 at 12:40pm
How windy? (On the summits)
West or northwesterly, 50 to 60mph in morning, easing slowly to 40mph afternoon.
Effect of wind on you?
Difficult walking conditions on higher areas; general mobility arduous in the morning. Severe wind chill.
A scattering of showers, of hail, and snow above about 600m, may be frequent for a few hours.
Cloud on the hills?
Frequently above the hills
Cloud base very varied; although only occasionally dropping below 600m near showers, otherwise most cloud above the hills.
Chance of cloud free summits?
Sunshine and air clarity?
Bursts of sunshine. The air very clear, but visibility occasionally deteriorating during showers.
Temperature (at 600m)
2C. Will feel as cold as minus 13 Celsius directly in the wind in morning.
And in the valleys
5 to 7C
All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 21st December 2014
The outlook for the Christmas period is complicated (to say the least). Over the last few days model forecasts have shown a significant bias toward cold conditions (very low freezing level) after Christmas. The timing and longevity of this is very uncertain: A significant minority of model forecasts suggest several very cold days toward New Year, whilst others bring milder conditions back in, at least intermittently. Until then frequent upland gales, rain, or in Scotland intermittently snow falling to lower slopes.