Peak District and Yorkshire Dales Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Thursday 19th October 2017
Forecast last updated on Thursday 19th October 2017 at 7:20am

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Summary for all mountain areas

A complex picture across the British Isles, with a damp southerly air mass and various fronts drifting slowly northwards. Extensive low cloud covering many hills, with patchy drizzle, or locally persistent rain. Some cloud breaks in far north. Deteriorating later in Wales.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Extensive low cloud. Drizzle, risk rain developing.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southeasterly, 15 to 20mph, at times may reach 25-30mph higher tops.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small, but may impede walking at times across higher areas.

How Wet?

Patchy drizzle, then threat heavier rain spreading north afternoon

Residual patches of drizzly rain from overnight will clear to leave largely dry conditions over many hours. However, pulses of heavy rain are expected to spread erratically northwards from the Midlands during the afternoon & evening, which may set in for several hours.

Cloud on the hills?

Fairly extensive

Covering the hills throughout much of the day, from lower slopes up eastern areas in morning. However, may lift and break to 600m or above for a few hours in middle of the day.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Rare glimpses of sun, mainly west. Otherwise overcast. Visibility often poor, but may improve in middle of day.

Temperature (at 600m)


And in the valleys

Max 13 to 15C

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 20th October 2017

Late Friday into Saturday, another Atlantic storm threatens widespread heavy rain and gales, especially England & Wales. A changeable outlook continues: south to south-westerly winds dominating into next week, with frequent rain on all western mountains, but the most prolonged falls perhaps focused on England & Wales rather than Scotland. Fairly mild overall; occasional sleet or snow only temporarily on highest tops.

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