Peak District and Yorkshire Dales Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Wednesday 1st July 2015
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 30th June 2015 at 7:19pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Windy most mountains, reaching gale force, with sudden strong gusts to low levels; also very warm indeed, beware of dehydration. Thunderstorms breaking out across England and Wales will advance into Scotland later in the day, giving locally torrential rain well into the night.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Gale force winds on the hills. Threat thunderstorms.

How windy? (On the summits)

South to southeasterly, 35 to 40mph from lower slopes up, occasionally 45mph, sudden gusts toward 50mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Considerable buffeting and locally difficult walking conditions; very strong gusts to low levels.

How Wet?

Threat thunderstorms

Areas of thundery rain developing and advancing northwards, developing into torrential bursts, locally lasting for several hours; greatest risk Yorkshire Dales in afternoon and evening.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly very little

Many summits often clear, but patches of cloud may form locally to lower slopes during or after rain.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine mostly through high level cloud. Very hazy, and murky where rain develops.

Temperature (at 600m)

19 to 23C; feeling very warm and humid.

And in the valleys

Hot and humid all day, highs climbing to 28C or locally near 30C by afternoon, highest Peak District and eastern Yorkshire Dales.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 2nd July 2015

Thursday and Friday will see mostly dry conditions, although here and there the risk of a burst of rain. Still warm, but not as hot and humid. However, by late Friday, most likely overnight into Saturday, there is expected to be thundery rain spreading northwards to all mountain areas, which may persist into Saturday daytime in Scotland. Into early next week, mixed conditions are likely to continue. It will be fairly warm, particularly in England and Wales. Low pressure and fronts moving in on a southwesterly flow will produce periods of rain across Scotland in particular.

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