Peak District and Yorkshire Dales Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Wednesday 28th September 2016
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 27th September 2016 at 2:43pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Upland gales or severe gales will envelop the Scottish Highlands, together with rain and low cloud (particularly western and southern summits). Elsewhere low cloud extensive western mountains and near north Irish Sea winds will approach gale force.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Upland winds near gale Yorkshire Dales NP where extensive low cloud.

How windy? (On the summits)

West in morning; then southwesterly, progressively strengthening 25-30mph post dawn to 35-45mph afternoon.

Effect of wind on you?

Arduous walking conditions most or all day, particularly higher tops in Yorkshire.

How Wet?

Risk a little rain N Yorks

Substantially dry, but isolated light rain, very likely only north of Skipton.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly confined to Yorkshire Dales.

Hills extensively cloud free north to Skipton morning, although cloud will lower toward 400m western hills north of Manchester afternoon. Across Yorkshire Dales NP, by midday blanket cloud above 250m west and 400m east.

Chance of cloud free summits?

70% south of Skipton to 10% Yorkshire dales

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patches of sunshine mostly Peak District. Visibility mostly very good; although fog across the hills Yorkshire Dales.

Temperature (at 600m)

10C rising to 14 to 16C.

And in the valleys

16 to 19C Yorkshire dales, coldest western hills. 20 to 23C elsewhere.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 29th September 2016

A generally showery period from Thursday to Sunday, albeit temporarily in some areas, showers will merge to give an hour or two of persistent rain. Snow highest tops in Scotland. Generally most showers will come in off the sea onto western hills, whilst eastern areas are driest. By Sunday, showers few and far between. Winds will fall fairly light most areas into the weekend; cloud will clear many summits and visibility will be excellent or superb. Upland gales and widespread rain and a rise in temperature early next week.

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