Peak District and Yorkshire Dales Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Sunday 28th August 2016
Forecast last updated on Sunday 28th August 2016 at 2:40pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Light winds on most summits as a thundery low moves away eastwards. A mix of showers and more widespread, locally thundery rain, will fizzle out only slowly through the day, and particularly in the morning, banks of cloud will shroud even many lower slopes.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Areas of low cloud and rain will only slowly disperse. Windy at first.

How windy? (On the summits)

East backing northerly, 20mph. Will tend to ease toward 10 or 15mph.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

Areas of showery rain. Small risk lightning.

A mix of dry areas, showers and one or two areas of constant rain lasting 2 or 3 hours, Small risk thunder. The trend through the day will be for the rain to slowly fizzle out, initially on summits near the coast.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive, but may break up

Will vary, in places between adjacent hills. Broadly, areas of fog from just above valleys upward will be extensive in morning. Slowly breaks in the cloud will become more extensive and more summits clear, particularly south of Skipton. By mid or late afternoon, the low cloud probably becoming restricted to eastern dales in Yorkshire.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20% post dawn; rising to 60% by mid-afternoon.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional glimpses of sun. Hazy. Extensive fog higher areas, particularly Yorkshire Dales NP.

Temperature (at 600m)


And in the valleys

16 to 19C, highest Peak District.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Monday 29th August 2016

Mixed conditions through the coming week. Winds predominantly off the Atlantic, will bring rain to W & NW Scotland late Monday, continuing occasionally through Tuesday, whilst elsewhere after a fine day Monday, low cloud will shroud western mountains on Tuesday. Clearing to a few showers across Scotland on Wednesday whilst a band of rain progresses southeastwards elsewhere. Further rain, probably only briefly likely Thursday night or Friday and this may be followed by a few dry days.

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