Peak District and Yorkshire Dales Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Today | Thursday | Friday

Forecast last updated on Tuesday 21st October 2014 at 3:21pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Windy; upland gales Scottish Highlands. Extensive low cloud focussed on western mountains, although this may not reach mid and south Wales. Heavy rain W & NW Highlands and patchy rain gradually reaching the rest of Scotland and summits near the north Irish Sea.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Windy: cloud covering most summits Yorkshire Dales NP.

How windy? (On the summits)

Westerly, 35mph; although a slight lull (to 25/30mph), particularly Peak District middle of day.

Effect of wind on you?

Widespread buffeting on higher areas.

How Wet?

Rain: mostly Yorkshire Dales

Occasional showers morning, becoming restricted to north of M62. Then into the afternoon in Yorkshire Dales NP; patches of light rain developing, mainly more western hills.

Cloud on the hills?

Very little Peak District afternoon; otherwise extensive

Peak District south of Saddleworth: cloud occasionally shrouding higher tops, but intermittently cloud free, particularly afternoon. Saddleworth/M62 northwards: Typically cloud base 300 to 500m, generally highest east.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchy sun, mainly Peak District and eastern dales in Yorkshire morning. Fog widely higher areas Yorkshire Dales NP; otherwise the air very clear.

Temperature (at 600m)

5 rising to 7C

And in the valleys

11 to 13C in afternoon, highest eastern dales.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 23rd October 2014

Until after the weekend over Highland Scotland, frequent upland gales or near gales, most widely NW Highlands, frequently raining with cloud shrouding the mountains. Snow on higher summits intermittently Friday onwards. Less windy and wet over mountains in England and Wales, although extensive very low cloud and drizzly rain on Thursday - this clearing only slowly southeastwards on Friday. Substantially dry over the weekend, and very likely early next week.

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