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 20th February 2018
Forecast last updated on Monday 19th February 2018 at 2:22pm

Summary for all mountain areas

High pressure builds in from the west, and a weak front which crosses the country in the early hours moves away eastwards. A largely dry and bright day, with cloud breaks to many higher tops. Windy in the morning, up to gale force for the Pennines and Wales, but tending to ease. Temperatures sub-zero again on the mountains.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Winds near-gale force; easing. Any early rain fading.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northerly, 30-35mph early morning, perhaps locally 40mph higher tops; tending to ease slightly through day toward 20-25mph, least wind in western areas by afternoon.

Effect of wind on you?

Buffeting and significant wind chill higher areas in morning; walking may be arduous for a few hours, but conditions improving slowly.

How Wet?

Dry most or all day

Remnants of overnight rain (possibly finishing as snow above 600m) may linger for an hour or so post-dawn, but soon clearing away toward the east.

Cloud on the hills?

Breaking to most tops

Banks of cloud below 600-700m in the morning, but cloud base lifting and breaks soon forming toward many tops.

Chance of cloud free summits?

50% morning; 80% afternoon.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine should break through increasingly after a cloudy and perhaps dull start, mainly in eastern areas. Visibility mostly very good.

Temperature (at 600m)

2C Feeling close to -12C where exposed to strongest wind in morning.

And in the valleys

6 to 8C

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 21st February 2018

High pressure which briefly resides across Britain will become centred strongly over Scandinavia later this week, paving the way for very cold easterly winds to develop toward the end of February. Substantially dry conditions for the rest of this week, and most likely through the weekend. A risk of snow developing on eastern hills as the easterly winds arrive. After a brief lift above freezing at the start of this week, temperatures will be below freezing on the mountains for the foreseeable future, so the current snow-pack will substantially remain in place; probably well into March.

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