Peak District and Yorkshire Dales Forecast
The Peak district and Yorkshire Dales National Parks and the area immediately between them.
Forecast last updated on Monday 20th October 2014 at 3:07pm
Summary for all mountain areas
Severe or storm force upland gales across all mountain areas. A brief plunge of cold air will bring sudden squalls with snow and hail to the mountains, very frequent on some western mountains.
Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales
Severe or perhaps storm force upland gales. Hail and snow showers.
How windy? (On the summits)
Northwesterly typically 50mph, gusts 70mph.
Effect of wind on you?
Difficult walking from valleys upward; and on higher areas, particularly near showers, any mobility very difficult. Severe wind chill.
Frequent showers; risk lightning
Showers; some heavy with hail and thunder, and intermittently snow higher tops. There may well be one or two bands only a few miles wide where precipitation is almost constant over 2 to perhaps 4 hours.
Cloud on the hills?
Most summits clearing
Cloud base will vary: suddenly below 450m near showers - and perhaps for 2 or 3 hours in some areas. However, most summits frequently cloud free.
Chance of cloud free summits?
Sunshine and air clarity?
Bursts of sun. Frequently very good visibility although a haze.
Temperature (at 600m)
Varying rapidly between 2C and 5C; will feel as cold as minus 12 Celsius directly in the wind.
And in the valleys
Quickly changing: 6C near showers to briefly 11C eastern valleys.
All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 22nd October 2014
Until after the weekend over Highland Scotland, long bouts of upland gales - and on the W & NW Highlands, frequently raining with cloud shrouding the mountains. Snow on higher summits from Friday onwards. Less windy and wet over mountains in England and Wales, although extensive very low cloud and drizzly rain on Thursday. Then substantially dry - although threat persistent rain south Wales for a period Friday or Saturday.