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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 20th September 2021
Last updated Sun 19th Sep 21 at 3:49PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Low cloud and generally damp conditions will affect western Scotland. Total rainfall small, although some steadier rain will develop as a front moves in. SW'ly winds strongest in the far north. Elsewhere a fine day with broken cloud and sun, some early fog patches.

Headline for Peak District

Dry, hills generally clear, sunshine.

How windy? (On the summits)

North or northwesterly 10mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Negligible

How Wet?

No rain

Cloud on the hills?

Little if any

Some early fog banks valleys and lower hills, soon clearing.

Chance of cloud free summits?

90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine and a little fair-weather cloud forming. Visibility very good, some early mist.

Temperature (at 600m)

9C rising to 12C

And in the valleys

Around 7C sheltered valleys at dawn; reaching 17 to 19C in the afternoon.

Viewing Forecast For

Peak District
Tuesday 21st September 2021
Last updated Sun 19th Sep 21 at 3:49PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Northwest becoming westerly, 10 to 15mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small

How Wet?

Rain not expected

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly very little

Chance of cloud banks drifting onto western slopes around Manchester for a few hours.

Chance of cloud free summits?

80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine and thin high level cloud. Visibility good, but a slight haze.

Temperature (at 600m)

11 to 13C; hills warmer than valleys at first.

And in the valleys

Around 7C at dawn, rising to 17 to 20C, warmest eastern Peak District.

Viewing Forecast For

Peak District
Wednesday 22nd September 2021
Last updated Sun 19th Sep 21 at 3:49PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly, 25mph, may reach 35mph for periods on highest terrain.

Effect of the wind on you?

Expect blustery conditions throughout the day, walking sometimes arduous on higher tops and feeling cool where exposed.

How Wet?

Probably little rain

Much of the day may well stay dry, but a risk of patches of rain drifting onto western hills. Chance of becoming steadier rain developing from the north, mainly Lancashire Pennines.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly clear, cloud may lower from north

Most cloud above the hills much of the day, but banks may drift onto western tops for a time. If rain develops, cloud lowering across the Pennines mainly to the north of the Peak District.

Chance of cloud free summits?

70%, dropping to 30% Lancs.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Fairly cloudy, some sun through high cloud, giving way to become overcast from north. Visibility generally very good, reduced if rain occurs.

Temperature (at 600m)

11 to 14C

And in the valleys

Around 10C at dawn, reaching 18 to 20C by middle of day, warmest toward east.

Planning Outlook

High pressure will drift southwards and southwesterly winds will strengthen across Britain in the first half of the week, soonest across Scotland. Staying windy through into next weekend, gales or sometimes severe gales on higher mountains, particularly Scotland. Rain will become frequent in western Scotland as fronts come in from the Atlantic. Spells of rain elsewhere - less wet for Wales and southern Pennines, although a risk of heavier rain moving further south by the weekend. Temperatures will vary through the next 10 days, sometimes fairly warm and humid, but chiller air spreading from the northwest at times - Scottish high tops occasionally near freezing point.