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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
Thursday 22nd October 2020
Last updated Wednesday 21st October 2020 at 2:30 PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Despite an approaching ridge of high pressure, the remnants of fronts, will mean only a slow, although sustained improvement after extensive low cloud and patches of rain from dawn - particularly so central Britain. Strong winds will ease; becoming very light in Scotland.

Headline for Peak District

Gradually improving as low cloud lifts and pockets of rain fizzle out.

How windy? (On the summits)

Westerly, 30 to on higher tops 40mph most of morning. Will then ease to around 25mph by mid or late afternoon.

Effect of the wind on you?

Walking arduous on higher areas morning, but will slowly ease.

How Wet?

Occasional rain fizzling out

Pockets of rain after dawn, mainly or only north of Manchester will gradually fizzle out by late morning or middle of day.

Cloud on the hills?

Very extensive morning, but mostly or all then clearing

Fog will shroud the hills from dawn, covering lower slopes western hills north of Manchester. There will be a sustained improvement as cloud base slowly rises. By early or mid afternoon, almost all cloud will be above 600m or 700m.

Chance of cloud free summits?

10% post dawn, 90% mid afternoon

Sunshine and air clarity?

Dull misty conditions mainly north of Manchester at first. Otherwise, cloud will slowly break to give patches of sunshine and very good visibility.

Temperature (at 600m)

7C; will tend to drop during day.

And in the valleys

Between 11 and 13C, warmest eastern dales and south of Manchester.

Viewing Forecast For

Peak District
Friday 23rd October 2020
Last updated Wednesday 21st October 2020 at 2:30 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly, 35 to perhaps 40mph most or all morning, then dropping to 25mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Walking arduous for periods, although will ease in afternoon.

How Wet?

Rain occasionally

One or two pulses of rain, lasting an hour or so before clearing, probably into the afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Often covering higher tops

Cloud base will vary, typically between 350 and 500m western hills and 100m or so higher east. Into the afternoon, the hills will probably clear completely.

Chance of cloud free summits?

50%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patches of sunshine, mainly afternoon. Visibility occasionally poor morning, but then mostly good.

Temperature (at 600m)

Typically 6C; will tend to drop slowly through day.

And in the valleys

Will reach around 12C middle of day and early afternoon.

Viewing Forecast For

Peak District
Saturday 24th October 2020
Last updated Wednesday 21st October 2020 at 2:30 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Southerly 60mph, easing to 40mph late in day.

Effect of the wind on you?

Any mobility difficult and wind chill severe where exposed on higher areas.

How Wet?

Rain much of the day

Several hours of rain centred middle of the day and afternoon. Likely to start dry, and probably dry again by dusk.

Cloud on the hills?

Becoming extensive on higher areas

Blanket fog above 300-450m developing in rain, persisting most most of day.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Rare if any sunshine. Visibility often poor in rain.

Temperature (at 600m)

8C.

And in the valleys

Will reach 13C early afternoon.

Planning Outlook

A series of often intense lows will come in off the Atlantic, bringing periods of storm force winds to all mountain areas from the weekend. Rain will fall almost daily, particularly on western mountains, where considerable total rainfall. On higher areas, mainly the Scottish Highlands, snow will fall intermittently.