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 10th February 2016
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 9th February 2016 at 2:00pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Many regions dry most of the day; sunshine and broken cloud. Snow showers or flurries, mainly coastal hills in western Scotland, but across the far north may become frequent, or later set in. Scattered shower bands for western England & Wales. Chilly where exposed to wind.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Cold, blustery wind. Often dry; rare snow showers. Sunshine.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northwesterly 20 to 25mph, occasionally 30-35mph higher tops, mainly morning, and perhaps again soon after dusk.

Effect of wind on you?

Will impede ease of walking across the hills, at times considerable buffeting higher areas. Significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Dry overall; rare snow showers west

Very likely dry most or all day. A few scattered brief snow showers may clip western-most hills now and again.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly very little

Occasional patches of cloud may cap higher tops in western North Yorkshire from time to time, otherwise most cloud above the hills.

Chance of cloud free summits?

70% N Yorks; 80% elsewhere.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of sunshine - most widely eastern dales. The air very clear. Occasional fog some higher tops.

Temperature (at 600m)

-1C; but where directly exposed to strongest wind, will feel like -12C.

And in the valleys

Overnight frost some valleys. Rising to between 3 and 5C by afternoon.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 11th February 2016

Mountain terrain will be largely frozen until about next Tuesday (16th) - resulting in consolidation of present snow. Further snow will fall from time to time, mostly as clusters of showers in coastal areas, but overall frequently dry - and there will be areas of bright sunshine. Upland winds will occasionally reach gale force, but generally speeds will be considerably lower that recently.

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