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 16th September 2014

Forecast last updated on Monday 15th September 2014 at 2:03pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Extensive very low cloud and patches of drizzle across eastern hills and mountains particularly early in the day. However, some summits may remain clear in western Scotland with a little more in the way of hazy sunshine more widely in the west later in the day. Early low cloud lifting in west Wales & Cumbria. Mostly moderate easterly winds.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Drizzly rain particularly Yorkshire. Weak sunshine possible mainly western Peaks.

How windy? (On the summits)

Easterly, 10 to 15mph, perhaps locally 20mph.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

Drizzly rain

Drizzly rain or showers mostly eastern Yorkshire dales, may amount to very little in Peak District, particularly toward west.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive low cloud N.Yorks

Low cloud to almost valley level early morning, lifting only gradually toward 300-400m in eastern dales, although bases slightly higher toward west. Early low cloud in Peak District gradually lifting off. many hills, particularly west.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20% Yorkshire to 5-0% Peak District

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine unlikely in N.Yorks, although hazy sun may break through western Peaks & Lancs. Fog covering hills to low levels, particularly morning toward east.

Temperature (at 600m)

9 or 10C.

And in the valleys

14 or 15C where low cloud and drizzle persists in N Yorks. May rise to 18 or 19C western Peaks in any afternoon sun.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 17th September 2014

On Wednesday and into Thursday, eastern mountains will remain shrouded in very low cloud with local drizzle, whilst western areas remain largely dry apart from an isolated afternoon shower, and summits increasingly free of cloud. Haze not as dense as recently. Warm in the west, cooler in the east where cloud persists. Later in the week and possibly into next week as well, little change to the dominant pressure pattern, with high pressure away to the north and northeast continuing to bring mild east to southeasterly flow. However, low cloud may linger toward the east.

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