Peak District and Yorkshire Dales Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Sunday 29th November 2015
Forecast last updated on Sunday 29th November 2015 at 7:50am

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Summary for all mountain areas

Severe conditions, particularly England & Wales - storm force upland winds, plus prolonged rainfall, easing only later to showers. Winds not as strong in Scotland, but often gale force. Frequent to near-constant snow across most of the Highlands, falling to lower slopes, giving whiteout.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Storm force upland winds; frequent rain, low cloud.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly 55 to 65mph, increasing middle of day to 75mph, gusts over 80mph higher tops.

Effect of wind on you?

Walking widely very difficult; any mobility tortuous on higher areas. Severe wind chill.

How Wet?

Rain most frequent north & west

Ranging from almost incessant rain north of Skipton to rain now and again Peak District. By late afternoon, may break to clusters of showers from north-west. Very wet underfoot Yorkshire Dales.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive across the hills

Blanket low cloud for many hours, from 300 to 500m up, lowest western areas. Improving only late afternoon, toward 600m.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Less than 10% most of day.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine not expected. Visibility frequently poor and extensively foggy higher areas.

Temperature (at 600m)

4C rising slowly to 6 or 7C, but falling quickly from west to 2C after dark. Feeling close to minus 10 Celsius where exposed to wind.

And in the valleys

7 climbing to 11C for a few hours, but dropping quickly into the evening.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Monday 30th November 2015

A week of frequent upland gales and occasionally storm force upland winds, and particularly on western mountains precipitation at some stage almost daily resulting in considerable rainfall in total. Freeze-thaw cycles will occur on the Scottish Munros: the colder periods most lengthy, allowing snow to accumulate on higher areas. Further south, higher summits occasionally be below freezing point, but lying snow fairly transient. Indications favour a less wet, but perhaps still windy, period focused on next weekend (December 5/6).

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