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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
Monday 12th April 2021
Last updated Sunday 11th April 2021 at 3:10 PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Staying cold, sub-zero on the mountains, but winds generally light. Dry with sunshine and very clear air for many places. Chance of isolated snow showers or flurries. Cloudier for Wales. Widespread significant frost inland after dawn.

Headline for Peak District

Cold, but mostly light winds. Clear air.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northwesterly, 10mph or at times less, perhaps 15mph occasionally eastern moors.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small.

How Wet?

Substantially or completely dry

Chance of an isolated snow or soft hail flurry; most of these may form further away to the east of the Peak District later.

Cloud on the hills?

Widely clear

Where cloud builds through day; bases will be well above higher summits in dry air mass.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Almost certain

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine fairly extensive in morning; western areas may be locally cloudier for a time. Cloud then building up a little through afternoon. Visibility superb.

Temperature (at 600m)

-1C lifting to around 2C

And in the valleys

Frost in most valleys from dawn. Lifting to around 8C in the afternoon.

Viewing Forecast For

Peak District
Tuesday 13th April 2021
Last updated Sunday 11th April 2021 at 3:10 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

West to northwest 5 to 10mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Negligible

How Wet?

Substantially or completely dry.

Very likely dry, but risk of an isolated shower, snow tops.

Cloud on the hills?

Likely very little

Hills very likely widely clear through the day. Locally forming on tops should snow showers develop.

Chance of cloud free summits?

90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Periods of sunshine; perhaps extensive for several hours. Skies may fill in with cloud in the afternoon. Visibility excellent.

Temperature (at 600m)

0C lifting to 2C.

And in the valleys

Sub zero at dawn, lifting to around 8C by afternoon.

Viewing Forecast For

Peak District
Wednesday 14th April 2021
Last updated Sunday 11th April 2021 at 3:10 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Northeasterly, may increase 5 to 15mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Likely small, but marked chill may develop.

How Wet?

Possible snow flurries

Chance of an isolated snow or soft hail flurry. Where these do form, they will move around slowly for an hour or so.

Cloud on the hills?

Hills clear

Any cloud generally forming above the hills.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Above 90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Periods of sunshine; cloud sometimes filling in, particularly by afternoon. Visibility excellent.

Temperature (at 600m)

0C rising to 4C.

And in the valleys

Slight frost some valleys at dawn; reaching 10C by afternoon.

Planning Outlook

High pressure influences Britain through the next week to 10 days, maintaining quiet and fairly cool conditions, although a gradual rise of temperature is expected. Frost remains common, with a general rise of freezing level on the mountains into the afternoons. Existing lying snow on higher mountains will stay in place, thawing slightly during daytimes. Sun and variable cloud; most mountains often clear. Very little precipitation, apart from very isolated showers of snow or soft hail. Mostly light winds, but there may be some strengthening of wind around next weekend.