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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 24th June 2021
Last updated Wed 23rd Jun 21 at 10:12PM

Summary for all mountain areas

A damp atmosphere shrouds most west coastal hills in fog to lower slopes in morning. Some breaks forming for England, Wales & eastern Scotland. Rain heavier in middle of the day in western Scotland, spreading later to NW England and N Wales.

Headline for Peak District

Patchy rain, drizzle & low cloud morning, improving afternoon.

How windy? (On the summits)

North turning northwest later westerly, 10-15mph or sometimes less on eastern moors, but tending to strengthen toward 20mph afternoon into evening, nearer 25mph high tops by dusk.

Effect of the wind on you?

Fairly small, but may impede ease of walking on high tops later in day.

How Wet?

Rain or drizzle mostly morning

Areas of drizzly rain plus some heavier bursts possible in the morning, drifting slowly southeastwards, will largely fizzle out into the afternoon and clear eastwards. From dusk into night, rain returns from the west to become persistent.

Cloud on the hills?

Covering hills in morning, lowest in west; breaking up afternoon.

Fairly extensive low cloud across the hills in the morning around rain, to low elevations in most western areas. Mostly above 400-500m further east. May linger on higher slopes into middle of day, but will likely lift above 600m in afternoon, generally all clearing.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20% morning, rising to 80% afternoon.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Generally cloudy, dull around rain in morning. Improving with a little sun and very good visibility into afternoon and evening.

Temperature (at 600m)

10C rising to 14C; then from sunset will lower toward 7C overnight.

And in the valleys

10C at dawn, rising to 20 to 22C into afternoon as sun comes through.

Viewing Forecast For

Peak District
Friday 25th June 2021
Last updated Wed 23rd Jun 21 at 10:12PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Likely to vary, west turning northerly, sometimes 15mph or less, but possibly reaching 25-30mph for a few hours.

Effect of the wind on you?

Sometimes fairly small, but risk of buffeting and notable wind chill developing on the high tops.

How Wet?

Risk areas of rain or drizzle

Some uncertainty: Most of the rain from overnight likely to soon clear away southeastwards, but patches of drizzle may linger. Possibility of rain or drizzle becoming locally persistent again.

Cloud on the hills?

Clearing away from rain

Around rain, cloud forming widely above 500m, or lower for periods. However, if dry weather prevails for longer, cloud lifting above most or all summits.

Chance of cloud free summits?

60%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Fairly cloudy, but very good visibility if dry for several hours. Dull where rain occurs or murky if it persists.

Temperature (at 600m)

9 to 11C

And in the valleys

Maximum 17C, but staying a few degrees lower if rain persists.

Viewing Forecast For

Peak District
Saturday 26th June 2021
Last updated Wed 23rd Jun 21 at 10:12PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Easterly 15 to 20mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Fairly small

How Wet?

Drizzly rain may linger

Areas of drizzle or light rain may come and go through the day, risk fairly persistent for a few hours. Westernmost areas may see very little.

Cloud on the hills?

May linger for several hours

Risk of low cloud covering the hills for several hours, particularly eastern moors in the morning and where rain occurs. Gradually cloud bases lifting toward higher slopes, with breaks to the tops.

Chance of cloud free summits?

60%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Mostly cloudy, dull for periods, but visibility very good away from rain.

Temperature (at 600m)

10C rising to 13C.

And in the valleys

Around 10C at dawn, rising toward 20C afternoon.

Planning Outlook

Low pressure drifts slowly southwards across Britain through Friday into the weekend, followed by improving conditions from the north as pressure builds. Residual areas of rain, drizzle and low cloud may affect Wales, the Pennines and perhaps eastern Scotland through the weekend, whilst west & northwest Scotland become fine and increasingly warm. Most indications favour high pressure influencing Britain into next week, bringing mainly dry and warm weather. Despite some rain this week, most mountain areas will remain very dry underfoot: beware of the risk of fire.