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 29th April 2015
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 28th April 2015 at 4:25pm

Tomorrow | Thursday | Friday

How windy? (On the summits)

West to southwesterly, in the range 25 to 35mph, likely strongest north Yorkshire in afternoon. Squally gusts toward 45mph during heavy precipitation. Small risk at dawn briefly 40-50mph, particularly Peak District.

Effect of wind on you?

Significant wind chill. Sudden strong gusts and there may be buffeting on higher areas.

How Wet?

Occasional showers; isolated lightning

Overnight rain (snow above 400m) should clear south-east around or before dawn. Then a scattering of showers developing; hail and isolated risk thunder. Snow may briefly settle to as low as 500m.

Cloud on the hills?

Tops often clear

Fragments of low cloud after dawn, but soon clearing. Most tops clear throughout the day, but patches may form briefly across higher areas in any heavier showers.

Chance of cloud free summits?

90% by mid-morning.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Bright sunshine and excellent or superb visibility away from showers, but risk temporarily very poor due to cloud and snow.

Temperature (at 600m)

1C, may rise locally to 4C in sunshine.

And in the valleys

Around 8C but may fall several degrees in heavier precipitation.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 30th April 2015

Remaining cold for late April until the end of the week. Fewer showers across Scotland by Thursday, although heavy bursts likely across the Pennines for a few hours. Away from showers visibility will be excellent or superb. Dry for most on Friday. By the May Day weekend and into early next week, becoming less cold, with freezing levels rising from the south. However, periods of upland gales are expected, and belts of rain are likely to spread from the south and south-west.

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