Peak District and Yorkshire Dales Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Sunday 29th March 2015
Forecast last updated on Saturday 28th March 2015 at 12:00pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

A complicated day weatherise. Broadly, extensive strong to gale upland winds (strongest Wales and S Pennines), low cloud and rain, but particularly N & E Scotland, a lengthy lull in the wind and rain will last much of the day - before deteriorating.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Upland gales; frequent rain.

How windy? (On the summits)

Westerly 40 to 50mph. There may be a temporary lull morning Yorkshire Dales.

Effect of wind on you?

Difficult walking where exposed on the hills; severe wind chill.

How Wet?

Rain on and off; later improving

Rain for several hours, most persistent south of about Skipton, before in afternoon turning to occasional showers from west. Sleet higher tops N Yorkshire afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive, but base will lift afternoon

South of about Skipton: Persistent cloud above 550m, and intermittently 300m. Will improve with most cloud above 750m later afternoon. Yorkshire Dales: Cloud base will vary; there may be periods where cloud breaks up to higher tops, but intermittently will form above 350 to 500m.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20%, later 60%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Bursts of sunshine developing into afternoon. Visibility sometimes very good below cloud, but extensive fog on the hills.

Temperature (at 600m)

4C dropping to 1 or 2C from north later afternoon.; but will feel as cold as minus 12C directly in the wind.

And in the valleys

8 to 10C middle of day and early afternoon, highest eastern valleys.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Monday 30th March 2015

Frequent upland gales and precipitation on all mountain areas until mid-week next week. Most precipitation will be on western mountains, often of snow on higher areas, particularly the Scottish Highlands. But there will be a long periods of cold showery weather when snow will fall to lower slopes mid-week, with freezing level typically 500 to 700m, highest Wales. There is now moderate confidence of much 'quieter' weather as pressure builds over Easter. It may remain cold, but substantially dry and winds frequently light.

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