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Peak District Forecast

Peak District

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.

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Viewing Forecast For

Peak District
Wednesday 1st December 2021
Last updated Tue 30th Nov 21 at 4:43PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Strong northwesterly winds will bring colder conditions to all areas once again with clusters of showers moving south across the country through the day, snow falling to lower slopes increasingly through the day but mainly higher slopes in Wales. Cloud frequently covering higher tops.

Headline for Peak District

Much colder, clusters of showers, snow tops. Cloud often lowering onto tops.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northwesterly later northerly, 25 to 40mph, suddenly gusty in showers. Risk up to 50mph for a time western tops in morning.

Effect of the wind on you?

Considerable buffeting to low elevations. Arduous conditions higher tops, especially in the morning. Significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Clusters of showers, snow tops.

Clusters of showers coming in from the northwest, will locally band together to be frequent over several hours, whilst nearby often drier. Bursts or rain or hail, or at times snow on higher tops above 500m.

Cloud on the hills?

Fairly extensive tops for a few hours.

Cloud bases varied and changing quickly where showers occur, sometimes below 400m, extensive above 500-600m for periods. Away from showers, breaks forming to higher slopes.

Chance of cloud free summits?

50%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Bursts of sun away from showers. Visibility sometimes very good, but very poor in showers.

Temperature (at 600m)

0 or -1C, but perhaps just above freezing at first. Will feel closer to -13C in direct exposure to strongest winds.

And in the valleys

4 to 6C, dropping quickly toward 0C from dusk.

Viewing Forecast For

Peak District
Thursday 2nd December 2021
Last updated Tue 30th Nov 21 at 4:43PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Northerly 25 to 30mph will ease to become northwesterly 10 to 20mph in the afternoon.

Effect of the wind on you?

Very blustery for a few hours in the morning with considerable wind chill and buffeting, easing by afternoon.

How Wet?

Much of the day dry.

Dry conditions for much of the day. Risk of some patchy snow arriving from the west later in the evening.

Cloud on the hills?

None expected until late on.

Hills widely clear much of the day. However, cloud will increasingly lower onto the hills from the west during the evening.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Greater than 90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Extensive sunshine, but high cloud building from the west afternoon. Visibility excellent.

Temperature (at 600m)

-1 or -2C

And in the valleys

Sub zero early morning, gradual rise to 1 to 3C by early afternoon.

Viewing Forecast For

Peak District
Friday 3rd December 2021
Last updated Tue 30th Nov 21 at 4:43PM

How windy? (On the summits)

West to southwesterly 15 to 25mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small, but at times fairly blustery tops with marked wind chill.

How Wet?

Early rain petering out

Legacy of a front, that will have given some transient summit snow overnight, will leave patchy drizzle for a time after dawn, but mostly petering out by midday.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive, slowly lifting and breaking

Extensive through the morning, in some areas banks to lowest slopes. Slow improvement through day with bases lifting and breaking, but likely not clearing tops.

Chance of cloud free summits?

40%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Mostly cloudy, a little sun here and there. Widely murky through morning, becoming good into afternoon.

Temperature (at 600m)

Around 3 or 4C

And in the valleys

Around 5 to 7C through the day, little variation.

Planning Outlook

North or northwesterly winds will dominate through the rest of the week - most mountains frequently sub-zero onward into the weekend, at times to lower slopes. Some variation of freezing level, mainly toward western coasts and brief tongues of less cold air may move across Wales, perhaps the south Pennines. Frequent precipitation, mostly snow on the mountains, sometimes heavy showers with hail. Winds varied, but often strong, gales or severe upland gales at times.