Peak District and Yorkshire Dales Forecast
The Peak district and Yorkshire Dales National Parks and the area immediately between them.
Forecast last updated on Friday 21st November 2014 at 12:42pm
Summary for all mountain areas
Fairly weak fronts will cross Britain, bringing patches of rain and drizzle and particularly to western mountains low cloud. Temperatures will drop from the west, with snow developing on higher Scottish areas. Windy Scottish Highlands.
Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales
Occasional rain, mainly Yorkshire Dales NP.
How windy? (On the summits)
Southwesterly 20mph Peak District, but 25 or on higher summits 30mph north across Yorkshire Dales NP.
Effect of wind on you?
Rain and drizzle now and again
Peak District and north to Skipton: often dry but now and again drizzly rain. Skipton northwards: Intermittent rain and drizzle, particularly western areas.
Cloud on the hills?
Extensive north, confined to higher areas toward south
Peak District and north to Skipton: Cloud base lifting to 500 to 650m, although occasionally lower in rain. Skipton northwards: Cloud widely across the hills, frequent above 400m west and 500m east.
Chance of cloud free summits?
70% Peak District to 20% N Yorkshire
Sunshine and air clarity?
Little if any sunshine. The air generally very clear at times - although fog on higher areas.
Temperature (at 600m)
10C morning, then dropping progressively toward 6C.
And in the valleys
12 to 14C early afternoon, highest eastern dales.
All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 23rd November 2014
Fine weather, associated with a ridge of high pressure, England & Wales on Sunday most mountain areas Monday. A large area of low pressure will then gradually envelop Britain, this then persisting most or all next week. This will result in extensive low and cloud and areas of rain. The rain fairly well distributed across Britain, but most precipitation likely E and particularly SE Scottish highlands. As average freezing levels drop a little, snow will fall more often on higher Scottish summits, but rarely lower down.