Peak District and Yorkshire Dales Forecast
The Peak district and Yorkshire Dales National Parks and the area immediately between them.
Forecast last updated on Thursday 18th December 2014 at 1:51pm
How windy? (On the summits)
Westerly 45 to 60mph, strongest north Yorkshire, gusts 70mph.
Effect of wind on you?
Considerable buffeting at low levels and walking widely difficult on higher areas. Severe wind chill.
Occasional showers developing; snow highest tops
Overnight rain will clear south from Peak District before dawn. Then scattered showers developing, mostly western hills, (snow on higher tops N Yorks) likely more frequent by afternoon.
Cloud on the hills?
Occasionally covering higher tops
Any early fragments of cloud in Peak District will soon clear, leaving most hills cloud free all day. Patches of cloud occasionally on higher areas around showers, particularly toward west.
Chance of cloud free summits?
Sunshine and air clarity?
Patchwork of sunshine, possibly extensive sun for several hours. The air very clear, but visibility occasionally deteriorating in cloud and rain/snow.
Temperature (at 600m)
And in the valleys
5 to 7C; dropping through the day from the north.
All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 20th December 2014
Few days without gales on the mountains up to Christmas. Precipitation almost daily, particularly western mountains. Freezing levels rising above most mountain tops on Sunday, resulting in a significant thaw. Next week intermittent cycles of freeze and thaw, but frequently below freezing on Scottish summits. Indications favour colder air spreading southwards around or after Christmas Day, with freezing levels dropping significantly, leaving most ground frozen from just above most valleys upwards, and snow falling to lower slopes.