Peak District and Yorkshire Dales Forecast

Viewing Weather Forecast for Saturday 16th February 2019

Covers the whole of the southern and central Pennines. Includes Cumbrian fells within the Yorkshire Dales NP extension.

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Forecast last updated on Friday 15th February 2019 at 2:53pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Drizzly rain across the W/NW Highlands in the morning will fizzle out, and cloud bases will tend to lift. Best breaks toward the Cairngorms. For England & Wales, low cloud mostly focused around Irish Sea coasts, but extensive in south Wales. Blustery winds, gales widely into evening.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Early murk lifting, largely dry. Brisk winds on hills.

How windy? (On the summits)

South to southwesterly, 25 to 35mph, strongest around dawn, and again toward dusk. Widely reaching gale force on hills by evening and into the night.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly blustery on higher areas, with local gusty conditions near/north of major summits.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Largely dry

Dry most or all day. Isolated patches of drizzle possible across the western Yorks Dales from dawn.

Cloud on the hills?

Risk extensive Yorks Dales morning, lifting. Otherwise hills mainly clear.

Cloud may well be extensive over several hours across the western Yorkshire Dales above 400-500m, but lifting to 600-700m, and largely clearing tops into afternoon. Elsewhere, hills likely largely clear of cloud for most of the day, apart from early patchy fog some lower slopes in morning.

Chance of cloud free summits?

30% west Yorks Dales. 70% elsewhere.

Sunshine?
Air clarity (below cloud)

Occasional sunshine, perhaps often sunny eastern areas for a few hours. Tending to cloud over from south across Peak District in afternoon. Visibility mostly good, but slight haze.

Temperature (at 600m)

5 to 7C. Where exposed to strongest wind, feeling closer to -4C.

And in the valleys

Rising from 5C at dawn, to a very mild 11 to 13C by middle of day.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 17th February 2019

South to southwesterly winds continue through the weekend into next week, eventually becoming southeasterly. For 36-48 hours Monday-Tuesday, freezing levels will drop to 900m or briefly lower, with showers of snow or hail on the mountains, focused western Scotland. By midweek, temperatures will lift again, as high pressure rebuilds to the east of Britain. Dry conditions likely to prevail for several days. A thaw will resume, leaving very little snow in general on the mountains. Some low cloud, with inversion conditions some days. Often windy, gale force at times, and locally very gusty.