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 28th February 2015
Forecast last updated on Saturday 28th February 2015 at 1:57pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

A lull in the wind and a temporary improvement in general weather for a few hours middle of day or into afternoon from west. Rain, or on higher Scottish Highlands snow, low cloud and then severe upland gales will follow later on and overnight.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Blustery higher areas; rain/low cloud clearing for a few hours.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly; 35mph for 2 to 4 hours after dawn. Then for several hours a lull to 25 or on highest tops 30mph. Will strengthen rapidly close to or after dusk reaching 70mph overnight.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small most of day.

How Wet?

A little rain or drizzle.

Patches of rain and drizzle likely to clear eastwards in morning. Then dry until late in afternoon when rain increasingly developing.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive, particularly Yorkshire

Cloud widely across the hills post dawn. By midday, most cloud above 500m, and may clear the Peak District and eastern dales elsewhere for a few hours afternoon. But in N Yorkshire, few breaks above 600 or 700m, and across region will start to lower again later afternoon.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional glimpses of sun middle of day and into afternoon, mainly eastern dales. Good visibility, although slight haze.

Temperature (at 600m)

Dropping from west to 3 or 4C morning.

And in the valleys

7 to in eastern and Peak District dales, locally 10C in afternoon.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 1st March 2015

Little change in the weather pattern until the middle of next week: frequent upland gales and considerable precipitation focussed western mountains, particularly the W & NW Highlands. Snow will fall to lower slopes Monday and Tuesday. Later next week, as pressure rises, much drier. Indeed, pressure will remain high close to southern Britain for perhaps a week or more. However, precipitation and periods of upland gales may return to the Scottish Highlands and from the end of next week, one or two periods of significant thaw likely.

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