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 19th April 2015
Forecast last updated on Saturday 18th April 2015 at 3:29pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Low cloud and a few bursts of rain and drizzle will spread west from the North Sea during the day, but in Scotland very little cloud will reach the W & NW Highlands. Elsewhere, a rise in cloud base westwards. Most summits colder than on Saturday, except W Scottish Highlands.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Deteriorating from east: Low cloud, a little drizzly rain.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northeasterly 20 to 25mph, but on higher areas of Yorkshire Dales will reach 30 or 35mph toward and through evening.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small until late in day

How Wet?

No rain

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive, particularly east

Low cloud, coming in off North Sea, will soon shroud the hills, particularly eastern dales, from lower slopes upward. However, the base will rise through the afternoon to clear areas up to about 500, perhaps 600ms.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine may come through occasionally, mostly western valleys. Becoming hazy, and widely foggy on higher areas.

Temperature (at 600m)

2C, rising slowly, to 6C western areas.

And in the valleys

11 to perhaps in some western valleys 13C in the afternoon.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Monday 20th April 2015

Very little precipitation for a week as high pressure continues to dominate the weather. Cloud will come and go - most of it confined to or above highest summits, but also sunshine, most sun as the week goes on from S Scotland southwards. Most persistent low cloud will be across the NW Highlands. There is still uncertainty regarding the extent to which the weather will break, and the temperature levels next weekend.

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