Peak District and Yorkshire Dales Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Friday 6th March 2015
Forecast last updated on Thursday 5th March 2015 at 1:01pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Widespread gales across most mountain areas. Low cloud will be extensive with occasional rain and drizzle, particularly western mountains. However, the rain will be persistent much of the west and northwest Highlands, with runoff augmented by accelerating snowmelt.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Upland gales; tending to extend southwards. Drizzly north.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly; very marked increase with height to typically 35 to 45mph, strongest N Yorkshire. Will tend to increase further into the afternoon.

Effect of wind on you?

Walking difficult on higher exposed areas with significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Drizzly western Yorkshire Dales

Occasionally drizzly north of about Skipton, mainly western hills and in morning.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive north

North of Skipton: Blanket low cloud base 350 to 450m, lowest western hills. Elsewhere: cloud likely to shroud higher areas after dawn. But through morning base lifting above most or all summits.

Chance of cloud free summits?

10% north of Skipton to 70% elsewhere

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine intermittently south of about Skipton. Widely foggy across the hills north of about Skipton. Otherwise, very good visibility.

Temperature (at 600m)

2 rising to 4 to 6C. Will feel as cold as minus 10C directly in the wind Yorkshire Dales NP.

And in the valleys

In afternoon will range from 9 or 10C western dales in north Yorkshire to 11 or 12C S & E Peak District.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 7th March 2015

Mild throughout the next week or more, with only few periods, mainly confined to the Scottish Highlands, where summit temperatures are below freezing point. Areas of low cloud, rain and strong winds will affect the mountains. Over the W & NW Scottish Highlands on Friday and Saturday, rainfall will be extreme, and with substantial snow melt. There will be flooding. Overall, drier, initially over England and Wales later next week as pressure gradually builds over nearby Europe.

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