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 22nd May 2015
Forecast last updated on Thursday 21st May 2015 at 3:55pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Extensive low cloud and a little drizzly rain concentrated on western mountains will gradually clear from the north as a weakening front progresses southwards. Winds; approaching gale force higher Scottish Highland summits will also ease, particularly west in evening.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Blustery, particularly N Yorkshire. Low cloud mostly west.

How windy? (On the summits)

Westerly 20 to 25mph, strongest higher tops in North Yorkshire. For a few hours, may reach 30mph Yorkshire Dales. Will turn northwesterly toward evening.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small south, but ease of walking will be impeded on some higher areas.

How Wet?

Drizzly rain; rare Peak District

Patchy light rain or drizzle, mainly western areas north from Saddleworth Moor. Becoming dry from north, afternoon. Most of Peak District dry.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive, except Peak District

Saddleworth Moor northwards: Widespread low cloud above 300 to 450m, lowest west Peak District, except Saddleworth Moor: Little if any by late morning, but tending to lower onto particularly western hills again toward or through evening.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Varying: typically 20% west to 60% east

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patches of sun eastern dales and most of Peak District. Slight haze; widespread fog across the hills.

Temperature (at 600m)

8C rising to 11C eastern dales and most of Peak District..

And in the valleys

Around 13C western hills north from Saddleworth, 15 to 17C elsewhere.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 23rd May 2015

A series of weak fronts will progress southeast around an area of high pressure lying southwest of Britain. The result will be intermittent low cloud shrouding mainly western mountains and rain from time to time, mainly W & NW Highlands. Still intermittently cold enough for snow highest Scottish tops. Still chilly and generally wetter later next week, and as area of low pressure moves gradually toward Scotland.

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