Peak District and Yorkshire Dales Forecast
The Peak district and Yorkshire Dales National Parks and the area immediately between them.
Forecast last updated on Saturday 25th October 2014 at 3:54pm
Summary for all mountain areas
Storm force winds over the Scottish mountains. Gales or severe upland gales England and Wales. Persistent and heavy rain western Scotland, making it very wet underfoot and causing flooding of streams. Elsewhere, just patchy drizzly rain.
Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales
Upland gales. Patchy drizzly rain, mostly Yorkshire.
How windy? (On the summits)
Southwesterly 35 to 45mph; generally strongest higher summits N Yorkshire, locally 50mph.
Effect of wind on you?
Walking difficult where exposed on higher areas, particularly N Yorkshire.
Drizzle now and again, very likely becoming confined to western hills north of about Skipton, but mostly amounting to very little.
Cloud on the hills?
Persistent across the hills
Typically cloud from lower slopes upward north of Skipton, particularly western hills. Elsewhere, most cloud above 350 or 400m west by afternoon, and perhaps 500m east.
Chance of cloud free summits?
Less than 10% N Yorks; 30% Peak District.
Sunshine and air clarity?
Glimpses of sun, mainly south of Skipton. Persistent haze; and widely foggy across particularly western hills, especially Yorkshire Dales.
Temperature (at 600m)
9C; but feeling close to or below freezing where directly exposed to gale force wind.
And in the valleys
13 to in eastern dales 15C.
All mountain areas of Britain from Monday 27th October 2014
Upland gales continue on Monday, but easing during Tuesday, particularly across Scotland. Until early Tuesday, near constant rain over western Scotland in particular will make it very wet underfoot, and many streams and rivers will flood, including also rivers flowing toward the central highlands such as the Tay. Rain and much colder air spreads southwards during Tuesday, leading to a quieter and colder middle of the week. Milder air, gales and rain are likely to return by the end of the week.