Peak District and Yorkshire Dales Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Tuesday 27th January 2015
Forecast last updated on Monday 26th January 2015 at 1:55pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Blanket low cloud becoming increasingly extensive on western mountains. Patchy drizzly rain, or sleet highest tops, but amounting to very little toward east. Blustery winds, reaching gale force on Scottish summits.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Blustery on higher areas. Low cloud; patchy drizzle.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northwest backing westerly, 25 to 35mph, strongest north Yorkshire, strengthening slowly late in the day, toward 40mph after sunset.

Effect of wind on you?

Will impede ease of walking, perhaps considerable buffeting on higher areas. Significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Small amounts of drizzle west

Pockets of drizzle, most persistent western facing slopes, but amounts small.

Cloud on the hills?

Increasingly extensive and lowering

Patchy cloud on higher areas, becoming more widespread by afternoon, giving blanket low cloud above about 450-550m, lowest cloud base western hills north of the M62.

Chance of cloud free summits?

40% morning; 10% afternoon.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine unlikely, perhaps a little weak sun eastern dales in the morning. Extensively foggy on higher western areas, particularly N Yorks.

Temperature (at 600m)

1 or 2C

And in the valleys

6 or 7C by afternoon.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 28th January 2015

Upland winds frequently near gale force this week, perhaps occasionally easing toward the weekend as a low pressure becomes a broader feature across Britain. From Wednesday on, much colder conditions will extend south to all areas, with snow to lower slopes, most concentrated on northern and western facing mountains. A cold pattern is very likely to last through the weekend and into early next week, with most terrain remaining frozen.

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