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Peak District and Yorkshire Dales
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Viewing forecast for Saturday, 8th December, 2012
Forecast last reviewed on Tuesday, 10/12/13 at 13:33
Headline, Peak District and Yorkshire Dales
Deteriorating: Becoming windy and low cloud developing.
Northerly turning westerly. 10mph to 20mph post dawn, strongest north Yorkshire. By afternoon, 30mph to occasionally 35mph on higher summits.
Effect Of Wind?
Fairly small, but significant buffeting will begin to develop late in the day toward north.
A little rain spreading south; may not reach Peak District
A few brief spells of light rain Yorkshire. There may be a few pockets of light rain Peak District by dusk.
Cloud on the hills?
Mostly cloud free, before later on low cloud begins to form
Summits cloud free most of the day. But in the afternoon, low, possibly very low cloud will start to form on some slopes in Yorkshire, and by dusk may be widespread
Chance of cloud free Summits?
80%, dropping to 10% Yorkshire in the afternoon
Sunshine and air clarity?
Plenty of sunshine, especially Peak District - although high level cloud will tend to thicken from the northwest. Visibility excellent.
Temperature (at 600m)
0C at dawn, gradually rising through daylight to 3 or 4C.
And in the valleys
Widely frosty after dawn, with the ground thawing out only slowly. Will reach 2 to perhaps 4C in the afternoon.
Planning Outlook for all mountain areas from Thursday, 12th December, 2013
The present dry conditions will progressively give way from the northwest later this week, as fronts come in off the Atlantic. Remaining windy, particularly Scottish Highlands. Next week, lengthy upland gales, sometimes storm force, particularly across Scotland. Often wet, particularly western mountains. Freeze thaw cycles, mainly Scottish Highlands.