Peak District and Yorkshire Dales Forecast

Viewing Weather Forecast for Monday 19th March 2018

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

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Forecast last updated on Monday 19th March 2018 at 7:20am

Summary for all mountain areas

High pressure will bring a cold and dry day to most mountain areas with just a few residual snow flurries here and there; these mostly across eastern hills. Strong to gale force northeasterly winds across Wales will give severe wind chill. Least wind northwest Scotland.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Another cold day with significant chill. Largely dry.

How windy? (On the summits)

North or northeasterly. Will drop from around 40mph after dawn towards 30mph by mid or late afternoon.

Effect of wind on you?

Walking strenuous and significant wind chill on higher areas, although conditions will ease slowly.

How Wet?

Risk snow flurries

A few residual snow flurries here and there.

Cloud on the hills?

Not expected

Chance of cloud free summits?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Glimpses of sunshine. Excellent visibility.

Temperature (at 600m)

-4C rising gradually to -1C through daylight. Will feel closer to -20C in direct exposure to wind.

And in the valleys

Terrain from valleys up frozen after dawn. Lower slopes will begin to thaw as temperature rises to around 5C.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 20th March 2018

Cold and dry weather with light wind early in the week will give way, initially in Scotland, mid-week as winds turn westerly and rain (intermittently snow higher areas) begins to come in. Temporarily a thaw up to highest summits in Scotland. By next weekend, frequent precipitation, but on highest summits in England and Wales and widely Scottish highlands, temperatures will frequently revert back to below freezing point.