Peak District and Yorkshire Dales Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Saturday 31st January 2015
Forecast last updated on Saturday 31st January 2015 at 2:12pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

A very severe day on the hills, with storm force winds extensive. Precipitation will vary from heavy sustained snowfall and whiteout northern Scotland, to little if any along the spine of Britain from the southernmost highlands southwards.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Severe upland gales. Snow flurries.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northerly; varying through day within the range 40 to 65mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Very difficult walking/skiing from lower slopes up, and mobility often tortuous on higher areas. Severe wind chill.

How Wet?

Snow flurries

Substantially dry, but occasional snow and hail showers or more likely flurries.

Cloud on the hills?

Frequently clearing

Summits often free of cloud. But near precipitation shafts of cloud below 500m, perhaps frequently over 2 or 3 hours.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Bright sun, particularly morning. The air very clear.

Temperature (at 600m)

0C. Will feel as cold as minus 17 Celsius directly in the wind.

And in the valleys

4 or 5C.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 1st February 2015

Cold throughout the coming week with snow substantially remaining in place on the mountains and most terrain remaining frozen. By Tuesday or Wednesday substantially fine with winds easing markedly, although later in the week one or two temporary deteriorations, most extensively across the Scottish Highlands as weakening fronts bring temporarily stronger winds and snow (rain lower western areas).

In association with
Mountaineering Council of Scotland sportscotland Association of Mountaineering Instructions