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 24th February 2017
Forecast last updated on Thursday 23rd February 2017 at 1:07pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

A lull in the weather as a transient ridge of high pressure crosses Britain. There will be a lull in wind, showers mostly restricted to W & NW Highlands and cloud confined to higher summits. However, deteriorating afternoon western areas: wind strengthening, later snow.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Fairly light wind; extensively fine, cloud clearing most summits.

How windy? (On the summits)

Westerly 25-30mph at dawn and again by about dusk. Centred on middle of day, a lull to 20mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Mostly fairly small.

How Wet?

Precipitation rare, if any

Risk of one or two snow showers morning although rain below 300m. Rain will envelop area from southwest toward dusk.

Cloud on the hills?

Hills substantially cloud free

Cloud will only occasionally shroud higher tops by midday, as cloud base rising from 550 to 750m. Will begin to lower again western dales in Yorkshire by dusk.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine 'in and out'. Visibility excellent.

Temperature (at 600m)

0C; will rise slowly to 2C through daylight.

And in the valleys

Will rise to 5 to 7C, highest eastern dales in afternoon.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 25th February 2017

Continued frequent precipitation and upland gales until Monday. Temperatures will drop below freezing point across the Scottish Highlands later Saturday and on higher summits in England and Wales early next week. Through next week, still precipitation from time to time, but higher areas, even into England and Wales will be frequently sub-freezing. Indeed periods of thaw on the Sottish Munros may well be rare.

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