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 23rd December 2014

Tomorrow | Wednesday | Thursday

Forecast last updated on Monday 22nd December 2014 at 1:29pm

How windy? (On the summits)

Westerly; rapid increase of strength with height to 50 to 70mph higher fells.

Effect of wind on you?

Widely difficult walking on the hills, and on higher areas of north Yorkshire any mobility difficult. Significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Heavy rain: flooded paths/streams

Heavy or on western and central fells north of Skipton intermittently torrential rain. Very wet underfoot, with flooded paths and streams and rivers in spate. Further south, rain more patchy although from the north tending to set in through the day. Little rain in total S & E Peak District.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive across the hills

Persistent cloud forming from lower slopes up, particularly western areas. Breaks rare toward 600m eastern areas Peak District.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Almost nil

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine not expected. Extensively foggy across the hills, and lower down visibility often reduced by rain. However, visibility often excellent lower slopes Peak District.

Temperature (at 600m)

7C, but will feel as cold as minus 7 Celsius directly in the wind.

And in the valleys

11 to perhaps locally 13C eastern dales.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 24th December 2014

Upland gales and snow showers Christmas Eve, although few showers eastern mountains. A transient high will bring extensive fine weather Christmas Day although some areas will have showers. It will deteriorate across Scotland Boxing Day as upland gales develop and snow (turning to rain) spreads off the Atlantic. Over the weekend, winds will turn northwesterly and freezing level will progressively drop to very low levels by late Sunday. Snow showers some areas. Substantially dry and cold early next week and winds intermittently light.

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