Peak District and Yorkshire Dales Forecast

Viewing Weather Forecast for Saturday 27th May 2017

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

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Forecast last updated on Friday 26th May 2017 at 4:27pm

Summary for all mountain areas

An active frontal zone will spread north-eastwards through the day, triggering thunderstorms - torrential rain, hail and frequent lightning, plus sudden gusty winds. The Scottish Highlands will generally deteriorate by afternoon onward. Meanwhile, Wales will generally improve.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Thunderstorms soon spreading from south.

How windy? (On the summits)

South to southeasterly, veering westerly in afternoon; speeds varied, 20 to 30mph, risk gusts 35-40mph at times.

Effect of wind on you?

Buffeting at times on hills, risk of sudden powerful gusts developing to low levels around thunderstorms.

How Wet?

Thunderstorms soon developing

Risk of isolated thunderstorms breaking out from early in day, but the greatest threat of torrential downpours is by the middle of the day, continuing into the afternoon - these may be rather hit and miss, but risk local flooding, hail and frequent lightning. Tending to clear into evening.

Cloud on the hills?

Forming widely in rain

Many hills may start free of low cloud, but as rain develops, will form increasingly on the hills, in places from forest canopies up. Lifting again later in day.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Mostly cloudy - high cloud soon thickening after dawn. Some sun breaking through from west during afternoon. Visibility often very good, but deteriorating in rain.

Temperature (at 600m)

Very warm at 16C or above, but later dropping to 12C from west.

And in the valleys

Max 22 to 25C, warmest Peak District & eastern Yorks Dales.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 28th May 2017

Following Saturday's thundery breakdown, most areas will be dry into Sunday, and cooler than previous days. On Monday, there is a risk of further thundery rain extending from the south, although detail is uncertain. For the rest of the week, high pressure will be to the south & south-east, allowing some dry and bright days, but fronts will try and encroach from the Atlantic, bringing occasional rain to mainly western Scotland. A generally more unsettled pattern is likely to develop as the week progresses, with rain becoming more frequent, and winds strengthening at times.