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
Sunday 26th May 2024
Last updated Sat 25th May 24 at 4:13PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Low pressure system drifting from the Atlantic brings unstable weather, lot of clouds, frequent showers and more than occasional thunderstorms, especially in northern England. Strong gusts are expected by thunderstorms, especially in Welsh mountains and in Peak District. Best conditions likely in Northwest Highlands.

Headline for Peak District

Frequent rain, partly thundery. Gusty.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southerly 10 to 20mph, increasing during the day to 25mph. Locally thunderstorm-induced downdrafts with gusts up to 40mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small, may start to feel blustery. In thunderstorm vicinity walking impeded at times.

How Wet?

Drizzle start, later thundery showers.

Drizzle or light rain in the morning. Briefly dry before noon, from noon on widely developing, likely thundery showers, lasting till the evening.

Cloud on the hills?

Hills covered extensively, afternoon slowly lifting.

Clouds covering hills from start, slowly lifting, uncovering some areas in the afternoon. Returning clouds possible if a thunderstorm occurs.

Chance of cloud free summits?

10% rising to 40%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Mostly dull, chance for few sunbeams through the clouds in the afternoon between the showers. Poor visibility, improving if clouds lift.

Temperature (at 600m)

9 to 11C.

And in the valleys

9C at dawn, rising to 15C.

Viewing Forecast For

Peak District
Monday 27th May 2024
Last updated Sat 25th May 24 at 4:13PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly, 15 to locally 30mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small at start, starting to affect comfortable walking in the afternoon.

How Wet?

Drizzle start, later only isolated showers.

Possible drizzle or light rain in the morning locally, but more often dry. Afternoon brief, isolated showers.

Cloud on the hills?

Morning mostly covered, later often clearing.

Hills often covered at start, lifting during the day, often clearing the tops.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20%, later 80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Some sunshine through the clouds coming in the afternoon, most likely on the southernmost Peaks. Good visibility.

Temperature (at 600m)

7 to 9C. As wind strengthens will feel like 2C on highest terrain.

And in the valleys

8C at dawn, rising to 13 to 15C.

Viewing Forecast For

Peak District
Tuesday 28th May 2024
Last updated Sat 25th May 24 at 4:13PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly 20 to 30mph

Effect of the wind on you?

Be prepared for fairly blustery conditions through the day with some buffeting.

How Wet?

Rain breaking up into heavy showers.

A front will progress northeast bringing periods of rain and drizzle, before tending to break up into areas of showery and at times heavy rain, risk of thunder.

Cloud on the hills?

Likely covering the hills for several hours.

Be prepared for cloud to cover high slopes, and perhaps to mid slopes for a time through morning. Bases may lift off the tops at times in the afternoon, away from any rain.

Chance of cloud free summits?

50%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Mostly overcast morning, but should front move through, scope for some sunshine for a time, before further cloud forms. Visibility good at times, poor in rain.

Temperature (at 600m)

8C rising to 11C, but feeling nearer 5C in the wind on higher tops.

And in the valleys

7C at dawn, rising to 14 to 16C

Planning Outlook

Bank Holiday is likely to stay wet in Scotland and northern England, with widely spread showers from the Highlands to the Lakes. Occasional showers may also sweep across Pennines and Snowdonia. Warm front from the west coming on Tuesday brings more persistent, but usually less intense rain. Following this, a northerly flow and high pressure building from the west, brings optimism for improving conditions and sunnier end of the week, while temperatures likely staying similar or even dropping slightly.