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 24th May 2016
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 24th May 2016 at 7:14am

Summary for all mountain areas

Mostly a fair day across the mountains, sunshine best in morning. Small risk a local brief shower. Western areas generally clear, whilst occasional banks of low cloud will drift onto eastern regions, mainly Scotland. A north-easterly breeze will freshen through the day.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Breeze freshening. Dry overall; hills widely clear.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northeasterly, strengthening from 15mph early morning, to by mid-late afternoon 25mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small, but later may impede walking higher tops.

How Wet?

Rain not expected

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly or all clearing

Patches of very low cloud from lower slopes upward from dawn. The base will rise and cloud disperse through morning.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Greater than 90% by mid-morning.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of sunshine will develop. Any early fog clearing to give excellent visibility.

Temperature (at 600m)

4C rising slowly toward 6 to 9C, coldest eastern summits.

And in the valleys

Starting cool, locally below 5C. Will rise to 13 to 15C in the afternoon, locally warmer western Peak District.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 25th May 2016

A persistent east to south-easterly pattern will dominate throughout this week, into the weekend and perhaps beyond. Western mountains, particularly Scotland, will be often dry, and summits frequently cloud free. Wednesday: an area of drizzle, some bursts of rain, plus extensive low cloud, is likely to develop across England, Wales, perhaps S Scotland, persisting into Thursday, although may never reach the north-western Scottish Highlands. Toward the weekend: Warmer, but murky at times south & east, some thundery rain spreading north.

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