Peak District Forecast

The southernmost Pennines, covering the entire Peak District National Park, also extending north to hills accessed from Hebden Bridge, and including the hills immediately north of Manchester.

Viewing Weather Forecast for Wednesday 11th December 2019
Forecast last updated on Wednesday 11th December 2019 at 4:20pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Extensively windy and cold, with frequent snow and hail on most, particularly western mountains. Whiteout in some areas, and lightning in places. Upland gales will be severe northern Scotland.

Headline for Peak District

Upland winds near gale. Frequent snow and hail.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly 30mph, perhaps 35mph post dawn and dropping toward 25mph at dusk.

Effect of wind on you?

Walking at times arduous, especially morning.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Snow/hail showers; sometimes precipitation very frequent. Risk lightning.

Snow and hail showers; sometimes frequent with the precipitation rarely ceasing over a couple of hours on areas directly east and north of Manchester. Risk thunder - and possibly elsewhere into the afternoon. Mostly rain below 450m.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensively covering higher tops

Cloud base continually changing. Intermittently higher tops clearing, particularly southern Peak District. But especially morning northern Peak District, areas of cloud at and sometimes below 450m.

Chance of cloud free summits?

30% east and north of Manchester to 70% elsewhere

Air clarity (below cloud)

Bursts of sun, mainly valleys eastern dales. Visibility intermittently very poor or in snow appalling.

Temperature (at 600m)


And in the valleys


Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 12th December 2019

Cold, intermittently windy and extensive snowfall on most mountain areas during the next week. Only occasionally will snow penetrate to affect access roads; nevertheless, snow will accumulate on many lower slopes. Generally precipitation will be focussed on western mountains; some eastern summits substantially dry.

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