Peak District and Yorkshire Dales Forecast

Viewing Weather Forecast for Wednesday 26th September 2018

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

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Forecast last updated on Tuesday 25th September 2018 at 3:08pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Upland gales Cumbria northwards, increasingly severe northwards into the Scottish Highlands. Occasional rain, although the rain persistent W/NW Highlands. Fine with light winds Peak District and Wales. Many summits from Snowdon range northwards cloud covered all day.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Windy and foggy higher areas Yorkshire Dales. Fairly light wind; sunshine Peak District.

How windy? (On the summits)

Westerly, in Peak District: 20 to locally 30mph whilst across Yorkshire Dales 30 to locally 45mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Walking locally difficult on higher areas Yorkshire Dales NP. mostly fairly small Peak District.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Risk rain now and again N Yorkshire

Substantially or completely dry. But a little drizzly rain western dales in north Yorkshire. A few spots in the wind may spill over to eastern Yorkshire dales.

Cloud on the hills?

Very extensive Yorkshire Dales

Yorkshire Dales and south to the M62: Cloud will shroud higher areas all day, the cloud base 400 to 550m, lowest base western Yorkshire dales. Peak District: Summits cloud free.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Greater than 90% south of Skipton to 10% highest tops in north Yorkshire

Air clarity (below cloud)

Sunshine, mostly Peak District. Very good visibility although a haze Yorkshire Dales.

Temperature (at 600m)


And in the valleys

14 to 16C Yorkshire Dales, warmest eastern dales. 17 to 20C Peak District.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 27th September 2018

High pressure, generally centred over or near S Britain will bring extensively dry conditions over the next 10 days. However, around the periphery of the high in Scotland, intermittently windy (particularly north), and weakening fronts will bring occasional rain southwards. Higher Munros often close to freezing point, and slight frost many valleys some nights.