Peak District Forecast

Viewing Weather Forecast for Wednesday 16th October 2019

The southernmost Pennines, covering the entire Peak District National Park, also extending north to hills accessed from Hebden Bridge, and including the hills immediately north of Manchester.

Tomorrow | Thursday | Friday

Forecast last updated on Tuesday 15th October 2019 at 4:34pm

How windy? (On the summits)

Southeasterly up to 40mph morning, local stronger gusts from dawn. Switching abruptly westerly by about midday, nearer 25mph. Brief lulls.

Effect of wind on you?

Speeds may vary markedly and quickly: difficult conditions for a time, and often blustery across hills with notable wind chill higher terrain.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Heavy rain for a few hours

A front moving northeastward brings heavy rain starting around dawn, lasting through morning. Likely to clear from west from midday onward, leaving rare showers.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive, then breaking up

Cloud likely to cover the hills extensively to lower slopes during rain. Bases tending to lift from the west, and likely to substantially clear into afternoon.

Chance of cloud free summits?

40% later 90%

Air clarity (below cloud)

Overcast and murky, then improving with sunshine developing widely. Visibility very poor in rain, will improve markedly.

Temperature (at 600m)

8C around dawn, falling to 6C through day. Wind chill feeling close to -3C, or colder in exposure morning.

And in the valleys

10 to 12C, chillier toward evening.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 17th October 2019

Through the weekend, areas of rain or showers will rotate around a slow-moving centre of low pressure, some heavy bursts with hail and thunder, but also areas which escape dry most or all of a day. Wind speeds varied, local gales at times, but also marked lulls. Temperatures on the cool side, persistently near or below freezing point on higher Scottish Munros with snow likely to fall and lie above about 1100m. Fairly benign autumn conditions are expected early next week as pressure builds. Milder southwesterlies may then return with some wind and rain possible by midweek.