Peak District and Yorkshire Dales Forecast

Viewing Weather Forecast for Wednesday 20th June 2018

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

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Forecast last updated on Tuesday 19th June 2018 at 4:07pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Fronts will clear slowly south-eastwards across England and Wales, bringing rain and low cloud for several hours, then becoming brighter from the north. Scotland sees scattered showers, these becoming heavier and more widespread later, of snow on highest summits.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Rain on and off, fading slowly. Low cloud lifting later.

How windy? (On the summits)

Westerly; 35-45mph for several hours early morning, but easing toward 20mph or occasionally less in afternoon. Nearer 25mph by sunset.

Effect of wind on you?

Arduous walking conditions on higher areas at least for a few hours, slowly improving into middle of day onward.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Rain and drizzle edging southwards, fading slowly

Rain or drizzle starting before dawn in Yorks Dales likely on and off until early afternoon, most persistent on western hills. Rain tending to drift southwards with time, and the Peak District may be largely dry early morning. Gradually rain should fade from all areas, but leaving a few drizzly showers in Peak District by evening.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive, lifting as rain fades; some late clearances

Shrouding the hills for many hours, from lower slopes up on western hills from Manchester north, and widely above 500-600m across Peak District and eastern Yorks Dales. As rain fades, cloud base will lift, with some breaks toward higher tops toward evening.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20% west, or 40% eastern Dales & Peak District; later 60%.

Air clarity (below cloud)

Widely overcast, although sun may break through late in day. Visibility poor in rain, improving later.

Temperature (at 600m)

7 to 10C, coolest western Yorks Dales.

And in the valleys

13 to 17C, warmest eastern valleys away from rain.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 21st June 2018

High pressure builds from the west later this week to bring plenty of fair weather over the next week to 10 days. This weekend has a risk of patchy rain and low cloud for the north-western Highlands brought in on fresh westerly winds, otherwise it will be dry with many summits clear. Rather cool in the short term, but temperatures rising into next week, and eventually it may become widely hot and humid. By the end of June this may break into thunderstorms. Check our latest planning outlook video at, updated Tuesday and Friday.