Peak District and Yorkshire Dales Forecast
The Peak district and Yorkshire Dales National Parks and the area immediately between them.
Forecast last updated on Thursday 28th August 2014 at 3:41pm
Summary for all mountain areas
Widely windy, wet and many summits shrouded in cloud, with worst conditions on western mountains. However, less wet southern mountains in Wales - and far northwest of Scotland, where there will be a lull in the wind.
Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales
Upland gales; extensive rain north of Peak District.
How windy? (On the summits)
South veering southwesterly 30mph to 40mph, and perhaps 45mph at times highest summits in north Yorkshire.
Effect of wind on you?
Considerable buffeting across the mountains, particularly north Yorkshire.
Rain, mainly north
Rain frequent, particularly north from Saddleworth Moor where intermittently heavy. The rain 'off and on' Peak District
Cloud on the hills?
Extensive; may clear Peak District
North from Saddleworth Moor or M62: Cloud widely across the hills, base 300 to 450m. Remaining areas of Peak District: Cloud intermittently forming above 350 or 400m, and apart from in Derbyshire, rare breaks above 500m.
Chance of cloud free summits?
30% south to almost nil north of the M62
Sunshine and air clarity?
A little sunshine coming through Peak District. Fog extensive, particularly north from about Saddleworth Moor or M62. Very good visibility Peak District.
Temperature (at 600m)
And in the valleys
Afternoon temperatures 16 to 17C, highest Peak District.
All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 30th August 2014
Mixed weather until Monday, but from Tuesday onwards little if any rain, and from the south becoming very warm with extensive sunshine across most or all mountain areas. This weekend, Sunday will be the best day with light wind, and just a few showers in Scotland. Cloud will lift off most summits. An east to west split on Saturday with rare showers and cloud base lifting on eastern mountains, but in the west cloud will shroud most tops and particularly in W Scotland showers will be frequent. Substantially dry W Wales.