Peak District and Yorkshire Dales Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Thursday 26th November 2015
Forecast last updated on Thursday 26th November 2015 at 7:21am

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Summary for all mountain areas

Very extensive low cloud and patches of drizzly rain over the Atlantic will envelop most mountain areas, the cloud base lifting progressively inland. Some eastern mountains will clear. Rain will become most persistent W & NW Highlands. Upland gales Scottish Highlands.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Almost unbroken low cloud; patches drizzle.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northwest backing westerly, 20 or 25mph, strongest higher summits northern Yorkshire Dales.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small.

How Wet?

A little drizzle west

Substantially dry, particularly eastern areas, but drizzle western hills now and again.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive low cloud, lowest base west

A blanket of low cloud, base 300m will have arrived by dawn or will envelop the hills morning (north Yorkshire may have only patchy low cloud post dawn). However, the base will lift on crossing the hills, restricting most cloud above 450m eastern dales.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Almost nil west; but 30% east

Sunshine and air clarity?

Glimpses of sun toward east. Fog across most or all higher areas. Hazy below cloud on lower slopes - though often very good visibility east.

Temperature (at 600m)

4 rising to 7C.

And in the valleys

8 to perhaps 11C eastern dales.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 27th November 2015

A week or fortnight of frequent upland gales and sometimes storm force winds, and particularly on western mountains precipitation at some stage almost daily. Considerable rainfall in total will fall across the W & NW Highlands. There will be a series of freeze-thaw cycles on the Scottish Munros (allowing snow to accumulate on higher areas), whilst further south, higher summits will occasionally be below freezing point, but lying snow fairly transient.

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