Peak District and Yorkshire Dales Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Tuesday 29th July 2014

Forecast last updated on Monday 28th July 2014 at 9:51pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Low cloud & drizzle western Scotland, but mostly dry & cloud only higher areas further east. An area of cloud associated with a weak front will move south across England and Wales, clearing from north afternoon. Breezy in north.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Low cloud north slowly clearing; patches cloud forming south.

How windy? (On the summits)

West or northwesterly 15mph, locally 20mph in N Yorkshire.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

Substantially dry

Small amounts of drizzle moving southwards during the afternoon as a weak front moves southwards, mostly on western hills, but amounting to very little.

Cloud on the hills?

Area of low cloud moving south

N of Saddleworth Moor: low cloud morning, lowest bases west around 500m, will slowly break off hills during afternoon. Peak Dist: mostly cloud free morning, but forming on higher slopes for a while afternoon.

Chance of cloud free summits?

N Yorks 20% morning; 80% afternoon. Peaks 90% morning; 70% afternoon

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine, mostly Peak District morning, then very limited afternoon. Bursts of sun breaking through N Yorks afternoon. Foggy at times higher particularly western areas; below cloud visibility becoming excellent.

Temperature (at 600m)

14 to 16C, highest south

And in the valleys

18 to 22C lowest western valleys, and highest southern and eastern Peak District.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 30th July 2014

Often breezy over Highland Scotland this week, with cloud frequently shrouding the western hills, plus light drizzly showers. Generally dry for England and Wales, with little if any rain, and cloud only confined to higher western areas. Toward the end of this week, showery bursts of rain may become more widespread.

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