Peak District and Yorkshire Dales Forecast
The Peak district and Yorkshire Dales National Parks and the area immediately between them.
Viewing Weather Forecast for Monday 27th April 2015
Forecast last updated on Sunday 26th April 2015 at 3:57pm
Summary for all mountain areas
Very cold air, bringing snow and hail showers (temporarily constant Scottish Highlands), but also bright sun all mountain areas. Coldest air will be Scotland, where snow may briefly settle even into the valleys. Winds will be strong at times resulting in considerable wind chill likely.
Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales
Snow and hail showers. Some bright sunshine. Strong winds at times.
How windy? (On the summits)
Southwesterly, in the range 15 to probably later 30 to 35mph
Effect of wind on you?
Increasing amounts of buffeting, perhaps considerable later on higher areas. Considerable wind chill later.
Snow and hail showers; risk lightning
Heavy and squally showers, often falling as snow into valleys. May for an hour or two merge into constant precipitation giving whiteout. Risk thunder.
Cloud on the hills?
Often covering higher tops
Changing quickly: descending suddenly below 600m during heavy showers and perhaps widely so for 2 to 4 hours. Nevertheless, cloud will clear above higher summits intermittently.
Chance of cloud free summits?
Sunshine and air clarity?
Bright sunshine from time to time. The air very clear, but visibility very poor or near zero where in cloud and snow.
Temperature (at 600m)
And in the valleys
Frost widely after dawn. Will rise to 5 or 6C afternoon - but drop several degrees near precipitation.
All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 28th April 2015
Very cold most of the time at least until next weekend with fresh snow across all mountain areas. Most precipitation will be showery, but some showers squally and heavy with hail and thunder. Within the cold air, one or two areas of constant precipitation, bringing significant snow to some areas will occur - although likely tracks of these uncertain until shortly before the event.