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 30th September 2016
Forecast last updated on Thursday 29th September 2016 at 3:45pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Very much less windy, particularly afternoon. Widespread showers western hills, although few northernmost Scotland and in afternoon Wales and later N England. On the Scottish Highlands, sleet higher tops. Particularly away from west coast, cloud will clear most summits.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Wind becoming light. Showers, mainly morning Yorkshire Dales.

How windy? (On the summits)

West backing southwesterly, 20 to on higher tops 25mph after dawn. Will decrease progressively to 15mph by late afternoon.

Effect of wind on you?

Small, particularly afternoon.

How Wet?

Showers; small risk lightning. Few showers Peak District

Showers, mostly morning from Saddleworth Moor northwards, where in morning areas where rain frequent over a couple of hours (whilst very little nearby). Small risk thunder. Showers rare, if any, Peak District.

Cloud on the hills?

Often clearing

Peak District: summits soon rarely covered. North from M62: Cloud base will vary: dropping to 450 to 600m near showers, but for periods will clear most summits.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Almost certain south of Skipton by afternoon; 70% elsewhere

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of sunshine, particularly Peak District and eastern dales in Yorkshire . Excellent visibility.

Temperature (at 600m)


And in the valleys

7C at dawn, rising to 13 to 15C by afternoon, warmest Peak District and eastern Dales elsewhere.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 1st October 2016

For most mountains a fine weekend with bright sunshine and very clear air indeed. Almost windless for periods. However, clusters of showers over England and Wales on Saturday will move only slowly, resulting in considerable variation in duration of rain from place to place. Windy Monday and Tuesday. Rain may reach western mountains in Scotland Monday and elsewhere on Tuesday before clearing again. Further rain, mainly western mountains later in the week.

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