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Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

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Viewing forecast for Monday, 21st April, 2014

Forecast last reviewed on Monday, 21/04/14 at 07:46

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Summary for all mountain areas

Extensive low cloud on eastern hills and mountains will lift and break only slowly during Monday. Most mountain regions remain dry, although risk of showers Wales & southern Pennines. Locally strong winds and sudden gusts N England/S Scotland.

Headline, Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Blustery; risk sudden gusts. Low cloud lifting; risk a shower afternoon.

How Windy?

Easterly, 30-35mph, perhaps 40mph north Yorkshire at first. Easing slowly 20-30mph, lowest Peak District.

Effect Of Wind?

Ease of walking impeded, with buffeting near & west of major ridges north Yorkshire. Sudden very strong gusts to valley level.

How Wet?

Small amounts of rain

Essentially dry, but pockets of light rain and drizzle in and around cloud. Low risk of a shower developing in the afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive, particularly morning

A layer of low cloud covering the hills, extensively at first, to almost valley level eastern hills, particularly in North Yorkshire, but slowly lifting and breaking towards 700m.

Chance of cloud free Summits?

10% morning; rising top 30% Yorks; 50% Peaks

Sunshine and air clarity?

A little sun in the western Peak District, otherwise unlikely. Hazy, widely foggy on the hills in North Yorkshire.

Temperature (at 600m)

7C rising to 10C.

And in the valleys

11 to 16C, warmest in western valleys and Peak District.

Planning Outlook for all mountain areas from Tuesday, 22nd April, 2014

Wind speeds often low over the next 7 days. Rain from time to time next week, sometimes thundery, but often dry, fairly warm, with sunniest, driest, and often warmest weather over the W & NW Highlands. Low cloud and patchy drizzly rain persists on eastern hills on Tuesday.

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