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 13th October 2015
Forecast last updated on Monday 12th October 2015 at 3:05pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Areas of low cloud and perhaps isolated pockets light rain, mainly SE Scotland and N England associated with the remnants of a front will gradually break up. Otherwise, many summits free of cloud; excellent visibility and apart from mid and Swales, the wind light.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Soon dry everywhere. Cloud lifting off tops. Wind becoming light

How windy? (On the summits)

Northeasterly, 20mph for a few hours, easing through day to 15mph Peak District, nearer 10mph Yorks.

Effect of wind on you?

Becoming negligible.

How Wet?

Rain very unlikely

Small risk local drizzly showers post dawn, but soon dry everywhere.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly very little

Locally banks of cloud above 500 or 600m at first, mainly eastern hills, but should soon break up and lift above the hills.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Greater than 90% by late morning

Sunshine and air clarity?

Broken cloud and bright sunshine. Excellent visibility; fog covering some eastern slopes in morning.

Temperature (at 600m)

4C rising to 7C.

And in the valleys

Risk frost some western valleys overnight and post-dawn; by afternoon 12 or 13C.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 14th October 2015

High pressure will dominate the weather for a week to ten days, bringing long periods of light wind, well broken cloud and excellent visibility to the hills. Rain will be rare. However, now and again, the remnants of a front will drift around the high bringing over a few hours a little light rain here and there, and more widely cloud will shroud higher areas. Highest Scottish summits intermittently near freezing point and at night many valleys will have a slight frost.

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