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 2nd October 2014

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Forecast last updated on Wednesday 1st October 2014 at 4:08pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Fine with well broken cloud for nearly all mountain areas. However, winds will strengthen through the day, although even by dusk light most of Wales and S & Central Pennines. However, upland gales will extend east across Highland Scotland, becoming severe NW Highlands.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Wind slowly strengthening. Low cloud, mainly morning Peak District.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southerly: 10mph morning, but through afternoon strengthening to 15 to 20mph strongest north.

Effect of wind on you?

Negligible most or, probably across Peak District, all day.

How Wet?

Rain very unlikely

Very small risk isolated fine drizzle Peak District at first.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly or all clearing

Most hills starting cloud free, but areas of low cloud, in places from lower slopes upward, may cover the Peak District, particularly toward the south. This will edge north through the morning although as it does, the base will lift above the summits and the cloud break up.

Chance of cloud free summits?

30% south morning; greater than 90% everywhere afternoon

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine here and there. Excellent visibility central Pennines; but haze Peak District may well extend from the south.

Temperature (at 600m)

9 rising from south to 11C

And in the valleys

Very chilly at first with ground frost in some valleys north of Skipton. Will reach 14 to 16C in the afternoon.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 3rd October 2014

A major change in the weather pattern as over the next 10 days, low pressure will become dominant - with several separate centres 'dumb-belling' around each other, bringing cusps of strong wind, rain and low cloud. Away from the major rain and cloud areas, there will still be showers. Ahead of this, on Friday, strong evidence of major rainfall on mountains near the north Irish Sea as a cold front moves erratically southeast. Underfoot, presently still very dry most mountain areas.

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