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 5th August 2015
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 4th August 2015 at 4:29pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

A complex frontal system moves north, bringing rain to most mountains, spreading increasingly across Scotland during the afternoon. Upland winds will strengthen from the south, again reaching gale force. Borders & Pennines driest and brightest overall.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Increasingly blustery winds. Patchy rain, locally heavy.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southerly, 20 to 25mph, risk increasing slowly to 30mph, strongest winds toward the west.

Effect of wind on you?

Likely to impede ease of walking on higher areas, giving locally considerable buffeting.

How Wet?

Occasional rain, mainly north

Patchy rain on and off. By afternoon and evening, increasing risk a few heavy bursts, particularly Yorkshire. Likely least rain toward Peak District.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly very little

Rare pockets of very low cloud where rain becomes persistent, otherwise many hills often clear.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Sunshine and air clarity?

A little weak sun, mostly toward east through high level cloud. Very good visibility, but locally reduced by rain.

Temperature (at 600m)

9 rising to 11 to 14C.

And in the valleys

Rising to 18 to 20C, warmest Peak District and eastern dales Yorkshire.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 6th August 2015

A changeable outlook continues, but some brighter days. Winds will ease compared to recent days from Thursday to Saturday, although are expected to strengthen again, reaching gale force by late Saturday into Sunday. A few showers Thursday & Friday, and cloud may persist on many higher mountains. Rain is then likely to advance from the west during the weekend, heaviest and most persistent in western Scotland.

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