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 21st July 2017
Forecast last updated on Friday 21st July 2017 at 7:18am

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Summary for all mountain areas

Severe conditions on mountains near the Irish Sea as upland gales or severe gales (Wales) spread inland ahead of a band of heavy rain and low cloud. Winds will strengthen into Scotland, but low cloud and a little rain will be mostly confined to southern Scotland.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Upland gales. A little rain, possibly persistent evening.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southeasterly 40 to locally 45mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Walking difficult across the hills. Local udder gusts blowing downslope into valleys.

How Wet?

A little rain - possibly persistent evening Peak District.

Largely dry, although a few bursts of rain now and again. In the evening an envelope of rain will edge toward or reach the Pennines south of Skipton from the west.

Cloud on the hills?

Lowering onto the hills afternoon

Cloud frequently clear of all summits before in rain, cloud lowers to typically 400 to 600m (probably clearing to or above highest tops again evening).

Chance of cloud free summits?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine occasionally, mostly through high level cloud. Visibility mostly very good.

Temperature (at 600m)


And in the valleys

16 to 18 Celsius in the afternoon.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 22nd July 2017

This weekend and early next week, winds often light, some areas of low cloud and constant rain, but overall frequently dry (despite fairly low pressure). Least rain will be in northern Scotland. Nevertheless one or two areas of strong winds. A weak ridge of high pressure will bring mostly fine conditions to the mountains early next week, but further strengthening winds and rain are likely to spread east across Britain mid-week. From then rain and low cloud will be frequent, particularly western mountains.

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