Peak District and Yorkshire Dales Forecast

Viewing Weather Forecast for Friday 15th December 2017

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

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Forecast last updated on Friday 15th December 2017 at 7:12am

Summary for all mountain areas

Mountain terrain frozen. The remnants of a front will bring a little snow and low cloud southwards across England and Wales. Elsewhere, substantially fine with cloud lifting off most summits, although in N & NE Scotland snow and low cloud widespread.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Higher terrain frozen. Windy. Patches light snow clearing.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northerly, 35mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Walking arduous on higher areas. Significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Risk of light snow temporarily

The remnants of a band of snow will give patches here and there, possibly locally falling for an hour or so in the morning Yorkshire dales and into the afternoon Peak District.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly clearing

Confidence low: most likely only fragments on higher areas throughout the day. Nevertheless, particularly morning, threat fog above 400 to 550m for periods. This will break up from north later morning or into afternoon Peak District.

Chance of cloud free summits?

40% rising from north to 90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of sunshine will extend south middle of day and afternoon. The air will become very clear.

Temperature (at 600m)


And in the valleys

Frost in most valleys, only partial thawing sunlit slopes. Maxmum temperatures 2 or 3C.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 16th December 2017

Snow melt will be substantial from Sunday, although from Wednesday there will be a series of freeze thaw cycles on the Scottish Highlands. Rain (occasionally snow higher summits) intermittently W & NW Scotland, but elsewhere total rainfall small. Most forecasts indicate frequent stormy, often wet conditions from Christmas as a series of deep Atlantic lows come in. Intermittently snow will fall, particularly Scottish Highlands. However, a small minority of indicators suggest much colder, drier conditions eventually returning.