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 31st August 2016
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 30th August 2016 at 3:29pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

A cold front will carry rain and low cloud southeast across England and Wales in the morning. There will then be an improvement, but on western mountains, cloud will still be persistent across most higher areas, and showers will affect Scotland, where upland gales in north.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Soon fairly light wind. Cloud base slowly rising. Becoming dry

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwest veering westerly 35mph after dawn. By mid-morning 20 to 25mph Yorkshire Dales, and from midday or early afternoon 20mph south of Skipton.

Effect of wind on you?

Soon fairly small.

How Wet?

Rain, clearing

A band of occasional rain will move southeast along Pennines, probably clearing Yorkshire Dales NP by midday and Peak District into afternoon. Total rainfall very small south of Skipton.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive, particularly morning

Extensive low cloud morning, although Peak District may have only patches on higher tops at times. By midday, across Yorkshire Dales, cloud base will rise to 650 to 750m, and then through afternoon will also improve southwards toward and across Peak District.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20%, rising to 70% N Yorkshire and 90% elsewhere from north afternoon

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of sun developing from north middle of day. Fog lifting to give excellent visibility.

Temperature (at 600m)


And in the valleys

17 to 20C in afternoon, highest eastern dales.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 1st September 2016

Generally southwest or westerly winds this week will bring rain and low cloud in off the Atlantic from time to time, although in most areas total rainfall will be small, and cloud will often lift off the summits. Driest conditions will be Wales and southern Pennines. The weekend and early next week remains uncertain, albeit that the majority of forecasts bring swathes of rain, low cloud and strong winds east across Britain - at present though there is little consistency in forecast timing.

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