Peak District and Yorkshire Dales Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Thursday 28th July 2016
Forecast last updated on Thursday 28th July 2016 at 7:15am

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Summary for all mountain areas

Rain and particularly on western mountains persistent very low cloud near and south of the track of a shallow low (that will cross southern Scotland). Locally blustery. Fine with little wind and cloud clearing many summits much of Highlands, but drizzly showers far north.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Rain and low cloud, tending to ease Peak District afternoon.

How windy? (On the summits)

South, in afternoon turning westerly, between 20 and perhaps for a few hours middle of day to, possibly 35mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Periods, perhaps starting abruptly, of significant buffeting on the hills.

How Wet?

Frequent rain, particularly Yorkshire Dales

Rain starting early in day, falling for periods throughout much of the day; some heavy bursts. However, in Peak District, often dry afternoon, although still showery bursts of rain.

Cloud on the hills?

Very extensive; but mostly clearing Peak District

Cloud will soon lower to shroud higher areas, and at times the base drop to or below 300m on western hills. Brief improvements afternoon and evening, but in Peak District (except Saddleworth), will intermittently clear into the afternoon, and cloud become rare below 500m.

Chance of cloud free summits?

10%; rising to 70% Peak District by mid-afternoon

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine intermittently afternoon south of Saddleworth; rare bursts eastern dales in Yorkshire. Fog extensive across the hills, although visibility often very good or excellent Peak District afternoon.

Temperature (at 600m)


And in the valleys

16 to 19C.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 29th July 2016

Westerly or northwesterly winds from Friday until Tuesday will bring showers, mainly over the weekend, but particularly on western mountains, total rainfall small. Cloud base will often be much higher than recently, particularly around the Irish Sea. Although very likely fine on Tuesday, later in the day, rain and low cloud will approach from the west (timing of this uncertain as yet).

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