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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 12th August 2020
Last updated Tuesday 11th August 2020 at 3:44 PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Very warm or hot by afternoon and very high humidity - anticipate dehydration and possible sunburn. Scattered thunderstorms will drift about slowly, mainly England and Wales, bringing locally torrential rain.

Headline for Peak District

Very warm indeed with hazy sunshine; threat thunderstorms.

How windy? (On the summits)

South or southeasterly, 10mph or less.

Effect of the wind on you?

Negligible.

How Wet?

Thunderstorms

Risk isolated thunderstorms morning. Higher threat thunderstorms afternoon giving locally torrential rain.

Cloud on the hills?

Summits frequently cloud free

After dawn: very varied; some fog lower slopes and valleys whilst in other areas fog higher up, and some summits above low cloud. Summits will clear by mid morning, although banks of fog likely to return temporarily in and after rain.

Chance of cloud free summits?

90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Hazy sunshine, although cloud will come and go. Hazy, and visibility very poor in heavy rain.

Temperature (at 600m)

22C.

And in the valleys

Will reach 28 to locally 31C in the afternoon.

Viewing Forecast For

Peak District
Thursday 13th August 2020
Last updated Tuesday 11th August 2020 at 3:44 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Northeasterly generally 20 to locally 30mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly fairly small.

How Wet?

Patches of rain, risk thunder

Largely dry, although remnants of thunderstorms may continue to drift about, in places giving little more than a few spots of rain, whilst here and there risk of heavy rain and small risk of thunder.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive, particularly east

Fog will shroud the hills most of morning from lowest slopes up eastern dales and above 400 to 550m above western dales. However, the base will lift and into the afternoon, most or all summits will clear.

Chance of cloud free summits?

40%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Pockets of hazy sunshine, mainly western dales. Continuing very hazy.

Temperature (at 600m)

18C.

And in the valleys

21 to perhaps locally 26C in the afternoon.

Viewing Forecast For

Peak District
Friday 14th August 2020
Last updated Tuesday 11th August 2020 at 3:44 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

East or northeasterly 15 to locally 30mph - strongest winds may extend to some lower slopes.

Effect of the wind on you?

Fairly small - although sudden buffeting in gusts some lower slopes.

How Wet?

Patches of rain, some thundery

Remnants of thunderstorms will drift about slowly, bringing a mix of pockets of light rain, but also patches of heavy rain and perhaps further thunder.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive - may persist all day

Low confidence: Risk blanket fog coming in off the North Sea to shroud the hills from lower slopes up, particularly morning. However, the fog may at times clear altogether, most likely more western hills.

Chance of cloud free summits?

30%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Dull and misty, although cloud may break to give sunshine for periods, particularly western dales. Continuing hazy.

Temperature (at 600m)

15C.

And in the valleys

16C eastern dales to 22 to 25C west in afternoon.

Planning Outlook

Remaining warm and particularly England and Wales humid. However, thundery rain will become mostly confined to Wales, whilst the Scottish Highlands are extensively dry. Overall extensive sunshine, although banks of very low cloud, mainly more eastern mountains, including those in east Wales. A change to wetter and gradually less warm conditions across Britain is likely early next week.