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
Tuesday 22nd September 2020
Last updated Monday 21st September 2020 at 4:09 PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Gales or severe gales across Scottish mountains. Upland gales also extending to northern England, plus Snowdonia for a time. Low cloud and patchy rain many hills, becoming more persistent. Heavier rain sets in across W/NW Scotland, most widely afternoon.

Headline for Peak District

Wind strengthening. Mainly dry, cloud above hills, warm.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly, 20 to 25mph, later 30mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Fairly small, but increasingly blustery higher terrain.

How Wet?

Little or no rain

Much of the day dry. Risk of the odd burst of rain. Toward dusk, rain or drizzle tending to become persistent from west, although amounts small.

Cloud on the hills?

Very little if any

Fragments temporarily on higher areas after dawn, and again toward dusk should rain arrive.

Chance of cloud free summits?

80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Intermittent sun. Visibility generally excellent.

Temperature (at 600m)

13C to locally 15C eastern moors.

And in the valleys

10C from dawn, reaching 20 to 23C in the afternoon, warmest toward east.

Viewing Forecast For

Peak District
Wednesday 23rd September 2020
Last updated Monday 21st September 2020 at 4:09 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Variable, may be mostly northerly, in range 15 to 25mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Sometimes very blustery. Notable wind chill where exposed on tops.

How Wet?

Rain then showers

Some uncertainty: Rain before dawn and into early morning, tending to break up and clear eastwards, but may be slow to do so leaving further clusters of showers, possible hail.

Cloud on the hills?

Breaking away from rain

Fairly extensive cloud from dawn, becoming confined to higher slopes as rain fades, and many tops clearing. Patches may come and go above 450-600m through day, lowest in west.

Chance of cloud free summits?

40%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Cloud layers may gradually break up to give some sunshine, perhaps only late in day. Visibility poor around rain, but may improve markedly to become very good.

Temperature (at 600m)

7C

And in the valleys

11 to 15C.

Viewing Forecast For

Peak District
Thursday 24th September 2020
Last updated Monday 21st September 2020 at 4:09 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Low confidence: Direction likely to vary, in range 10 to 25mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Fairly small, but risk blustery and chilly on higher areas for a few hours.

How Wet?

Risk persistent rain

A zone of rain is expected to pivot across northern England - duration of heavier rain very uncertain. Risk of rain persistent over several or many hours, but may break up into showers.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive in rain

Most cloud confined to higher slopes, or sometimes above the hills. If rain sets in, cloud lowering for periods.

Chance of cloud free summits?

60%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Mostly little sun due to layers of high cloud. Visibility very good away from rain, but poor if rain sets in.

Temperature (at 600m)

6 or 7C.

And in the valleys

9 to 14C.

Planning Outlook

Varied conditions beyond midweek as complex lows pivot eastwards across Britain. Most rain may well be focused across England, Wales & southern Scotland, with only well scattered showers for much of the Scottish Highlands - excellent visibility and good cloud breaks. Some marked lulls in wind, but for periods up to gale force - northerly by Friday. Generally chilly up to Saturday with higher mountains near or just below freezing point, and overnight frost in some valleys. Over the weekend, westerly winds are expected to return, with rain, low cloud and less cold temperatures.