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 1st October 2014

Today | Thursday | Friday

Forecast last updated on Tuesday 30th September 2014 at 3:09pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Across Scotland, a few showers, mainly north after early rain and low cloud clears southeastwards. Colder, and blustery northern Scotland. Elsewhere, patchy rain and extensive low cloud on western mountains, although over east Wales and S Pennines, summits may clear.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Occasional rain and low cloud, mainly Yorkshire Dales.

How windy? (On the summits)

Westerly 20mph at first; will ease slowly to 10 to 15mph lightest Peak District.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

Occasional rain, mainly Yorkshire Dales

A little rain overnight. Further patchy light drizzly rain will reach north Yorkshire middle of the day afternoon and extend slowly south, although will not reach Peak District until late afternoon or perhaps after dark.

Cloud on the hills?

Intermittently clearing south; becoming extensive Yorkshire Dales

Extensive cloud across the hills at dawn will lift and break by mid-morning. The Peak District may well then be largely cloud free either all day or until late in day. Further north, cloud extensive above 500m, but lowering from the north to 300-400m (lowest west) through the afternoon.

Chance of cloud free summits?

70% Peak District; 20% further north

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchy sunshine eastern dales, mainly Peak District. The air often very clear, although increasingly foggy from north middle of the day and afternoon.

Temperature (at 600m)

13C; later 9C northernmost Yorkshire

And in the valleys

17 to perhaps in eastern dales and across Peak District 19C.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 2nd October 2014

Fine most mountain areas on Thursday, but upland gales extending across the Scottish Highlands from the west, and areas of low cloud Wales and S Pennines, mainly morning. From Friday very much more unsettled, upland gales intermittently, and areas of constant rain and also showers frequently. Generally colder. Underfoot, away from the W & NW Highlands, still very dry - although progressively less so, particularly western mountains.

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