Peak District and Yorkshire Dales Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Sunday 30th August 2015
Forecast last updated on Saturday 29th August 2015 at 3:35pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

A temporary ridge of high pressure will affect most areas bringing fine conditions with light winds to most mountain areas. However, low cloud extensive toward NW Highlands, where rain will be frequent and light rain may well also extend north across Wales and S Pennines.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Light wind; hills free of cloud. But risk rain later Peak District.

How windy? (On the summits)

Direction likely to vary 10mph or less.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

Small risk rain Peak District

40% Peak District, of light rain later afternoon or evening.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly very little

Cloud base will quickly lift above the summits during morning - possibly holding highest tops north Yorkshire until midday. But where rain develops, then cloud will lower to shroud the hills.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Greater than 90% by midday

Sunshine and air clarity?

Little sunshine due to veil of high level cloud. Excellent visibility.

Temperature (at 600m)


And in the valleys

17 to 19C in afternoon, although nearer 14C where rain develops.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Monday 31st August 2015

A lengthy showery period with chilly northerly winds through the first half of the week. Away from N Scotland, many summits will often be cloud free and the air will become increasingly clear giving superb views. Winds will also be fairly light. Not warm: some valleys will have slight frost at night. Later next week, rain, if any, will be rare, but particularly valley temperatures will remain low at night as the light wind remains northerly.

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