Peak District and Yorkshire Dales Forecast
The Peak district and Yorkshire Dales National Parks and the area immediately between them.
Forecast last updated on Friday 24th October 2014 at 7:07pm
Summary for all mountain areas
Upland gales strengthening, becoming severe gales Scottish Highlands. Frequent showers western Scotland, merging into constant rain, (snow higher tops). A few showers elsewhere, very few if any Wales/Peak District. Cloud shrouding most higher areas, particularly west.
Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales
Windy; upland gales developing. Most cloud above hills; a few showers N Yorks.
How windy? (On the summits)
Southwesterly 35 to later on higher tops in north Yorkshire 45mph.
Effect of wind on you?
Widespread buffeting on higher areas. Significant wind chill.
Risk showers north Yorkshire
Substantially dry. However, in Yorkshire Dales, lines of showers may run in off the Irish Sea in morning to give locally frequent rain north of about Ingleborough.
Cloud on the hills?
Many summits cloud free
Cloud patches capping higher tops after dawn should lift above most summits. But in the Yorkshire Dales, cloud may frequently form western areas north of Skipton, rarely below 450m, and breaks to 650m.
Chance of cloud free summits?
70% Yorkshire Dales; 90% by late morning south of Skipton
Sunshine and air clarity?
Sunshine, most extensive Peak District NP. Excellent visibility, although hazy north of about Skipton.
Temperature (at 600m)
8C; but feeling like 0C to later near -5C where directly exposed to strong wind, particularly N Yorks.
And in the valleys
12 to 14C in the afternoon, highest Peak District and eastern dales in Yorkshire.
All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 26th October 2014
Upland gales or severe gales will continue on Sunday and Monday, easing slowly for a day or so from about Tuesday, before likely returning later in week. Frequent or near constant rain over western Scotland in particular will make it very wet underfoot, and many streams and rivers will flood. Elsewhere next week, rain occasionally, but amounts much less, and often mild, or very mild in England and Wales.