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 18th September 2014

Today | Friday | Saturday

Forecast last updated on Thursday 18th September 2014 at 7:35am

Summary for all mountain areas

Extensive fog/very low cloud coming in off the North Sea will shroud hills extensively, albeit many higher summits will be above the cloud, and little will reach western areas. Otherwise, still very hazy, particularly S Scotland southwards. Locally blustery. Warm.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Fog slowly clearing. Sunshine; very hazy.

How windy? (On the summits)

Easterly 20mph.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

Risk of a little drizzle eastern dales.

Risk of fine drizzle in low cloud eastern dales morning and of an isolated afternoon shower.

Cloud on the hills?

Very extensive morning; may all clear

Blanket cloud from valleys or just above valleys upwards, lowest base east, will disperse through middle of day.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Greater than 90% by mid-afternoon

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine slowly coming through, most extensive west. Extensive fog morning particularly eastern dales; mostly or all clearing but leaving very hazy conditions.

Temperature (at 600m)

11 to 16C - lowest in cloud in morning

And in the valleys

Will reach 22C western valleys and 17 to 20C east.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 19th September 2014

Bursts of rain and a few thunderstorms will extend north as far as southern Scotland on Friday and particularly Saturday. However, colder and much clearer air will spread southwards across Highland Scotland on Saturday 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.

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