Peak District and Yorkshire Dales Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Friday 19th December 2014

Tomorrow | Saturday | Sunday

Forecast last updated on Thursday 18th December 2014 at 1:51pm

How windy? (On the summits)

Westerly 45 to 60mph, strongest north Yorkshire, gusts 70mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Considerable buffeting at low levels and walking widely difficult on higher areas. Severe wind chill.

How Wet?

Occasional showers developing; snow highest tops

Overnight rain will clear south from Peak District before dawn. Then scattered showers developing, mostly western hills, (snow on higher tops N Yorks) likely more frequent by afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Occasionally covering higher tops

Any early fragments of cloud in Peak District will soon clear, leaving most hills cloud free all day. Patches of cloud occasionally on higher areas around showers, particularly toward west.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of sunshine, possibly extensive sun for several hours. The air very clear, but visibility occasionally deteriorating in cloud and rain/snow.

Temperature (at 600m)


And in the valleys

5 to 7C; dropping through the day from the north.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 20th December 2014

Few days without gales on the mountains up to Christmas. Precipitation almost daily, particularly western mountains. Freezing levels rising above most mountain tops on Sunday, resulting in a significant thaw. Next week intermittent cycles of freeze and thaw, but frequently below freezing on Scottish summits. Indications favour colder air spreading southwards around or after Christmas Day, with freezing levels dropping significantly, leaving most ground frozen from just above most valleys upwards, and snow falling to lower slopes.

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