Peak District and Yorkshire Dales Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Monday 25th July 2016
Forecast last updated on Monday 25th July 2016 at 3:52pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

A showery westerly pattern across northern Britain, breezy most hills. Areas of showers will bring rain to most areas, although Wales and the Peak District will often be dry. Cloud often covering the mountains, lowest in west. In England & Wales, just passing showers, but cloud may often cap highest tops.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Scattered showers. Cloud capping highest summits. Breezy tops.

How windy? (On the summits)

West to southwesterly, 20 to 25mph, strongest higher tops in Yorkshire Dales.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small, but may impede comfortable walking on high tops.

How Wet?

A few passing showers

Occasional showers mainly from middle of day. Risk this afternoon, particularly north of M62 of the showers almost continuous.

Cloud on the hills?

Many hills clearing, may persist highest northern tops

Shrouding many tops early morning, but cloud base will slowly rise. By late morning, most cloud above 700m although north of M62, patches intermittently around 550m.

Chance of cloud free summits?

70% western Yorks Dales, 90% east. Almost certain Peak District by mid-morning.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional sunshine, mainly Peak District. The air very clear, but patches of fog may cap highest tops in Yorkshire Dales.

Temperature (at 600m)

12 or 13C

And in the valleys

Western Yorks Dales 17 or 18C, but in eastern valleys and Peak District reaching 20 or 21C.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 26th July 2016

Generally west or southwesterly winds through to the end of the month and very likely early next month will bring rain intermittently across most mountain areas, the rain concentrated on western mountains, particularly in Scotland, where there will be few days without rain at some stage. Cloud will often shroud the mountains, particularly west. Wind speeds will rarely be strong. Temperatures near average England & Wales, but generally lower than recently, and at times rather cool Scotland.

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