Peak District and Yorkshire Dales Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Friday 27th March 2015
Forecast last updated on Thursday 26th March 2015 at 2:16pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Mostly light winds across upland regions, but blustery NW Scotland, where showers of snow and rain will come and go. Elsewhere, apart from a brief drizzly shower it should remain dry, with cloud mainly confined to or above the highest tops; but risk lowering across Wales.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Light winds. Generally dry, most tops cloud free.

How windy? (On the summits)

Briefly northwesterly 20mph at dawn, but soon dropping, backing west then southwesterly, typcially 10 to 15mph or less for the rest of the day.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

Rare if any precipitation

Substantially or completely dry all day. Small risk of patchy drizzly showers, mostly western hills.

Cloud on the hills?

Most hills clear

The hills extensively free of cloud throughout the day. Occasional fragments may form on higher western tops in north Yorkshire.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine, most extensive early morning, then clouds tending to fill in. Visibility good or excellent.

Temperature (at 600m)

0 rising to 3C, by afternoon, continuing to rise into the evening.

And in the valleys

8 to 10C, highest eastern valleys, but locally a frost after dawn.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 28th March 2015

Confidence of precise detail remains quite low for Saturday, as an area of low pressure passes quickly east across Britain. Rain and snow clearing east, but expect widespread upland gales. By Sunday and into next week, generally westerly winds, frequently gale force on the mountains, will bring regular precipitation to western mountains in particular. Mostly just higher Scottish summits remaining near or below freezing. Toward the Easter weekend, indications favour periods of north to north-westerly winds, and at least a temporary drop in freezing levels, bringing the risk of snow showers over a day or so.

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