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 26th August 2016
Forecast last updated on Thursday 25th August 2016 at 2:33pm

Today | Saturday | Sunday

Summary for all mountain areas

Less humid over England and Wales, where Friday will be dry with sunshine, although blustery Cumbria. Windy across upland Scotland, showers, mainly west (frequent NW Highland just at first), where cloud will persist on higher areas all day.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Dry; blustery north Yorkshire. Sunshine.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly, generally 20 to 25mph, strongest Yorkshire Dales NP, where on highest summits until mid-afternoon will reach 30mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Mostly fairly small

How Wet?

Rain not expected

Cloud on the hills?

All clearing

Fog some valleys, lower and higher slopes after dawn. This will lift and break up through morning, allowing most or all summits to be cloud free by late morning.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Greater than 90% by late morning

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine extensive. The air very clear.

Temperature (at 600m)


And in the valleys

18 to 21C, highest Peak District, lowest western dales north Yorkshire.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 27th August 2016

Substantially dry, light wind and summits often free of cloud until next Tuesday. Nevertheless, a few showers - heavy on Sunday, when some thunderstorms will occur. Confidence is low from Tuesday. One or two fronts will begin to bring in some rain, mainly to the Scottish Highlands, although, overall there may continue to be extensive dry weather.

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