Peak District and Yorkshire Dales Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Monday 31st August 2015
Forecast last updated on Monday 31st August 2015 at 4:13pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Rain affecting England and Wales overnight will rather erratically move away east, making timing of improvement difficult to forecast. Elsewhere, showers, mainly afternoon, when some heavy (away from west coastal mountains). Winds light.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Areas of rain and low cloud edging away east (timing uncertain).

How windy? (On the summits)

Northerly 15 to 25mph, generally strongest Peak District.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

Intermittently rain; chance lightning

Rain at dawn will within about 3 hours have ceased north of Skipton, and then further south by midday or early afternoon. Later showers will develop, some heavy, with small risk thunder.

Cloud on the hills?

Intermittently covering the hills

Cloud will shroud the hills widely until the rain clears. The cloud will then lift, and may well clear quickly. However, patches will reform on higher slopes, and locally from forest canopies upward in and after rain.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20% rising to 80% by or soon after midday

Sunshine and air clarity?

Very little sunshine. Fog widespread higher areas until around middle of day when it will disperse. Visibility then often very good.

Temperature (at 600m)


And in the valleys

Typically 18C in the afternoon.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 1st September 2015

High pressure will dominate the weather over the coming week, possibly two weeks. But this week, its position, just west of Britain will ensure persistent cold conditions in northerly winds, bringing frost to some valleys at night, and highest Scottish summits close to freezing point. It will become substantially dry, but frequently cloudy although away from N Scotland. Most of the cloud will be above the summits. Frequently superb visibility.

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