Peak District and Yorkshire Dales Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Wednesday 7th October 2015
Forecast last updated on Wednesday 7th October 2015 at 9:06am

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Summary for all mountain areas

Rain and low cloud in east & north-east of Scotland, persisting most of the day. Elsewhere, rain will clear slowly from the west, with clouds increasingly breaking up, leaving most western mountains clear. Winds varied, but some areas may see winds strengthen for a while. Clear and cold many ranges tonight with local ground frost.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Gusty winds developing; persistent rain, improving.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northwesterly soon 20 to possibly 30mph this afternoon with gusts to over 40mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Some buffeting particularly in afternoon even down to low levels particularly Peak District.

How Wet?

Rain on and off, clearing slowly into afternoon

Intermittent rain and drizzle during morning, particularly North Yorkshire, but risk pulses of heavy showers across the region for a few hours, then clearing away northwards, gradually becoming drier everywhere through afternoon into the evening.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive, lifting as rain clears

Widespread cloud to low levels where rain persists during morning, particularly western and northern areas, but increasingly into the afternoon, cloud will break up from the west, and most summits should clear.

Chance of cloud free summits?

10% morning N & W, 30% S & E; widely 70% afternoon.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Extensively cloudy, and foggy many northern hills, but sunshine may gradually break through from west and south, where visibility improving markedly.

Temperature (at 600m)

11C falling gradually from west to 7C.

And in the valleys

Feeling cool, likely only 11 to 14C, highest Peak District afternoon.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 8th October 2015

Pressure will build across England and Wales on Thursday & Friday - the high then becoming centred toward the north & east into early next week, giving mainly fair conditions for several days ahead, but some areas of low cloud and drizzle. Complications still surround ex-Hurricane Joaquin this weekend, but the main impact from this system is likely to be an increased south-easterly wind, risk up to gale force on the mountains. Tending to become colder through next week.

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