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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.

Today's Forecast

Windy, walking impeded
Fine, partly cloudy winter day
Cool

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Viewing Forecast For

Peak District
Monday 4th March 2024
Last updated Sun 3rd Mar 24 at 4:30PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Fine with sunshine for north and western Scotland, some banks of cloud toward the central & southeast Highlands. Southeasterly winds will strengthen, upland gales developing, becoming severe for Welsh mountains. Rain moves into Wales from the southwest.

Headline for Peak District

Dry until night. Sun and cloud. Windy, increasingly gusty.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southeasterly - speeds gradually increasing during day 20 to 35mph, may become very gusty, by evening 45mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Increasingly blustery with considerable wind chill, becoming more challenging later on high tops.

How Wet?

Dry all day, rain into night

Dry all of daylight. Patchy rain moving in from the south after dark, persistent rain and drizzle developing into the night.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly very little

Possible patches of cloud briefly around some hill slopes, but most areas often clear. Lowering by evening in rain.

Chance of cloud free summits?

80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine and broken cloud, giving way as high cloud builds. Visibility very good.

Temperature (at 600m)

1C rising to 3C. If exposed to stronger winds, chill factor feeling like -10C on high tops.

And in the valleys

Frost in valleys from dawn. Max 5 to 7C.

Viewing Forecast For

Peak District
Tuesday 5th March 2024
Last updated Sun 3rd Mar 24 at 4:30PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Southerly, 10 to 15mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small.

How Wet?

Drizzly rain

Light rain and drizzle, amounts generally small. Tending to ease off and clear from west into afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Gradually lifting from west

Covering many hills in the morning, but cloud base tending to rise through the day. Low cloud may linger in eastern areas. Breaks forming in west.

Chance of cloud free summits?

50%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Overcast morning, brighter into afternoon. Visibility starting poor, improving from west.

Temperature (at 600m)

1C rising to 3 or 4C.

And in the valleys

3C from dawn, rising to 6 to 8C.

Viewing Forecast For

Peak District
Wednesday 6th March 2024
Last updated Sun 3rd Mar 24 at 4:30PM

How windy? (On the summits)

East to southeasterly, 15-20mph to gusty 25mph higher areas.

Effect of the wind on you?

Varied, some slopes fairly small, but blustery around some higher edges.

How Wet?

Drizzly showers

Drizzle on and off, locally often damp for a few hours, risk of an odd light shower of rain, but total rainfall small; least toward western side of Peak & Pennines.

Cloud on the hills?

Low cloud likely lifting

Banks of low cloud may cover the hills for a few hours, tending to rise toward higher slopes, breaks forming.

Chance of cloud free summits?

50%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Fairly cloudy, dull and hazy for a time, tending to improve.

Temperature (at 600m)

2 or 3C. If exposed to wind, chill factor feeling like -5C.

And in the valleys

Patchy frost in valleys at first. Max 7 to 9C.

Planning Outlook

High pressure over Scandinavia expands to the north of Scotland during the week ahead, whilst areas of low pressure circulate southwest of the British Isles. East or southeasterly winds are likely to prevail over the next couple of weeks, chillier air drawn in at times. Easterly upland gales possible late this week into the weekend. Recent fresh snow coverage will remain across many mountains this week - staying near or below freezing point over higher terrain. Milder air reaching Wales into midweek. Further snow flurries mostly for the eastern Highlands. Western Scotland likely to see an extended period with little precipitation. Possibly widely drier into mid-March under higher pressure.