Peak District and Yorkshire Dales Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Thursday 28th May 2015
Forecast last updated on Wednesday 27th May 2015 at 3:06pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Bitterly cold for late May with higher summits as far south as Wales close to freezing point with snow showers. Showers will be frequent Scottish Highlands, giving hail and fresh snow at or below 600m in morning. Here winds approaching gale force, resulting in considerable wind chill.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Cold, blustery; showers, mainly afternoon.

How windy? (On the summits)

Westerly 25mph; perhaps 30mph for periods higher ridges and summits Yorkshire Dales NP.

Effect of wind on you?

May impede ease of walking on higher areas Yorkshire Dales.

How Wet?


Showers - mainly confined to areas north of Manchester morning, but a few showers elsewhere afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Intermittently covering higher tops

Varying cloud base; temporarily below 600m near showers, but often above the summits.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of bright sun, most widely Peak District morning. Visibility frequently excellent, but temporarily very poor in cloud and sleet.

Temperature (at 600m)

3C, rising to 6 or 7C, highest eastern valleys and Peak District.

And in the valleys

10C western dales in Yorkshire to 13 or 14C eastern dales in Peak District.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 29th May 2015

Frequently cold over the next week, with precipitation at some stage on most mountain areas more or less daily. Often this will be as heavy showers, with hail and mainly on the Scottish Highlands, snow on higher areas. There will also be thunder. As the cold weather continues, mainly on the Scottish Highlands, there remains considerable snow cover, this blocking access to some routes. There are strong indications of a reversal in weather pattern around the middle of next week, with pressure building in the vicinity of Britain, to bring increasingly fine, and later in the week warm weather.

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