Peak District and Yorkshire Dales Forecast

Viewing Weather Forecast for Tuesday 11th December 2018

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

Forecast last updated on Monday 10th December 2018 at 3:10pm

Summary for all mountain areas

A murky day for many areas, with widespread fog across the hills, and patches of light rain or drizzle. The far north and northwest of Scotland will fare best for cloud breaks. Winds fairly light, but strengthening through the day on westernmost hills.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Low cloud and patchy drizzle. Wind fairly light, but strengthening.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southerly 15mph increasing through day to 20-25mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Mostly small.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Patchy drizzle

Isolated patches of light rain/drizzle - amounts small, but locally persistently damp.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive

Cloud is likely to shroud the hills widely in fog throughout the day; widely from lowest slopes up.

Chance of cloud free summits?

30%

Sunshine?
Air clarity (below cloud)

Little or no sun. Extensively murky throughout the day.

Temperature (at 600m)

5C

And in the valleys

6 to 8C; little change of temperature with height from valleys upward.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 12th December 2018

A battle between cold air to the east and milder air to the west will take place later this week, with confidence low about the general developments into the weekend. It looks increasingly likely that for a couple of days at least, freezing levels will drop markedly, and there is scope for some snowfalls, chiefly on eastern hills. As fronts push northeastwards, there may be a more organised fall of snow into the weekend. Cycles of freeze and thaw are then likely. Winds varied, up to gale force at times, giving severe wind chill.