Peak District and Yorkshire Dales Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Saturday 6th February 2016
Forecast last updated on Friday 5th February 2016 at 1:36pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

A complex situation, as fronts advance north & east. Northern Scotland likely dry much of daylight. Gales on western Scottish mountains. Snow advances north into the Highlands. Rain becomes frequent S.Uplands southwards. Upland gales southern Pennines & Snowdonia.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Upland winds increasing to gale force. Rain frequent, low cloud.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southerly; 20mph Yorks early morning, but likely to increase quickly from south, to 40mph by middle of day, risk 50mph afternoon, particularly Peak District, gusts locally 60mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Conditions may rapidly deteriorate, particularly southern areas, making mobility widely difficult across the hills. Significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Rain most of the day, wet snow northern tops

Intermittent rain (sleet or wet snow for a few hours on higher tops in Yorkshire), will become persistent, and at best 'on and off' all day.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive, lowering

A few northern summits may start clear, but patches of cloud soon forming. Generally, cloud extensive across the hills, to increasingly low levels through the day.

Chance of cloud free summits?

30% north at first, otherwise 10% or less.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine unlikely. Visibility soon reducing, increasingly foggy across the hills.

Temperature (at 600m)

Around 0C at first, rising slowly from south toward 4 or 5C; little change with height; but where directly exposed to wind, will feel like -15C, locally lower.

And in the valleys

4 to 6C Yorkshire Dales, rising to 8C Peak District, and may continue to rise slightly into the evening.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 7th February 2016

Unsettled and generally chilly on the mountains over the next 10 days, perhaps increasingly cold later next week. Freezing levels will often be around 750m even as far south as Wales - or lower on the Scottish Highlands, perhaps dropping more widely into midweek. Snowfall is likely to be considerable and may well consolidate as far south as higher areas of south Wales. Periods of upland gales, but occasional marked lulls in the strong winds.

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