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 4th September 2015
Forecast last updated on Thursday 3rd September 2015 at 4:26pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

A continued northerly breeze will again make it feel cold for early September on the mountains. Many areas dry, but light rain and low cloud will affect north-west Scotland for a few hours. Patchy drizzle will advance slowly south into northern England by evening.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Cold wind; mainly dry, rare patchy fog higher tops.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northerly, mainly 20mph, but for a few hours after dawn, up to 25 or locally 30mph, strongest toward east.

Effect of wind on you?

Often fairly small, but locally feeling cold where exposed to breeze.

How Wet?

Rain very unlikely

Small risk of an isolated drizzly shower, mainly afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Little or none

Isolated patches possible at first and towards dusk highest tops.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Glimpses of sunshine from time to time. Mostly excellent visibility.

Temperature (at 600m)

6C rising to 10 or 11C; but locally feeling like just 2 or 3 Celsius where directly exposed to wind.

And in the valleys

Local risk a touch of grass frost some sheltered valleys in N.Yorks around dawn, rising slowly to 15 or 16C by early afternoon.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 5th September 2015

High pressure currently located to the west of Britain will push slowly east this weekend to become centred broadly across the country by Sunday and early next week. This will bring several days of fair weather, and very light winds. Daytime temperatures improving slowly. Cloud amounts will vary, but there will be some sunshine. Clear, still nights will result in frost and patchy fog forming in many valleys and glens. Later in the week, the pattern is expected to become south-westerly, bringing an increasing risk of rain and freshening winds for western Scotland.

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