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 September 2014 at 3:54pm
How windy? (On the summits)
Easterly 10 to 15mph, strongest in the morning.
Effect of wind on you?
Threat heavy rain & lightning south
Peak District: isolated heavy showers or possibly thunderstorms developing, mainly afternoon. Yorkshire Dales & north of Saddleworth Moor: very likely dry, low risk a shower in the afternoon, mostly western hills toward Lancashire.
Cloud on the hills?
Extensive, but slowly lifting
After dawn, very likely blanket low cloud across the region, especially eastern dales, although higher summits may be above the cloud. Through the day, the cloud gradually breaking up, particularly toward the west, but patches will reform in and after rain across the Peak District.
Chance of cloud free summits?
40% eastern dales; rising to 70% by afternoon western Peak Dist & toward Lancs.
Sunshine and air clarity?
Occasional sunshine, mainly west. Very hazy.
Temperature (at 600m)
14 to 17C
And in the valleys
19 to 23C in afternoon, highest western valleys.
All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 20th September 2014
Areas of rain will affect southern Scotland, northern England and also Wales on Saturday as a cold front moves slowly south. Behind this front, much clearer and cooler air will spread southwards across Highland Scotland, and will reach most or all of Wales on Sunday. Next week, starting fine across all mountain areas, but slowly as an area of high pressure sinks southwards, westerly winds, bringing fronts in off the Atlantic will begin to bring deteriorations into northern and western Scotland, and by the end of the week, probably to all mountain areas.