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
Saturday 31st July 2021
Last updated Fri 30th Jul 21 at 4:30PM

Summary for all mountain areas

A few mostly light showers for the Highlands, but many places dry. Lowest cloud on the hills toward the far north, but some breaks into central Scotland. Low cloud may persist across the Lakes & west Wales with a little rain. Scattered showers for the Pennines. A light to moderate breeze. Coolest in northern Scotland.

Headline for Peak District

Local showers. Cloud lifting above hills.

How windy? (On the summits)

Westerly 15mph occasionally 20mph western flanks of Kinder & Bleaklow.

Effect of the wind on you?

Fairly small, but blustery at times around western edges.

How Wet?

Scattered showers, locally heavy PM.

A scattering of showers will develop mostly from mid to late morning, briefly heavy, small chance of isolated thunder, although most heavier showers are likely to form to the east of the Peak District and move away eastwards.

Cloud on the hills?

Early patches mostly clearing.

Patches of cloud from dawn at varying heights, will lift and break up to clear the hills by midday. Local patches reforming tops where showers develop.

Chance of cloud free summits?

70%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Some patchy sun at times, but skies often filling in with cloud. Visibility very good, but locally poor in showers.

Temperature (at 600m)

11 to 13C

And in the valleys

10 to 12C at dawn, reaching 17 to 19C afternoon.

Viewing Forecast For

Peak District
Sunday 1st August 2021
Last updated Fri 30th Jul 21 at 4:30PM

How windy? (On the summits)

North or northeasterly, 10 to 15mph, occasionally 20mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small, but feeling cool where exposed to breeze on high tops.

How Wet?

A few showers

A scattering of showers, may form quite widely over an hour or so, local brief heavy bursts.

Cloud on the hills?

Lifting above the hills

Banks of cloud covering some higher tops in the morning, lifting mostly to 600m then mostly above hills by middle of day.

Chance of cloud free summits?

70%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Fairly cloudy, some sun breaking through. Visibility becoming very good, but may be dull early in day.

Temperature (at 600m)

7C rising to 10C.

And in the valleys

8 to 10C at dawn, reaching 17 to 19C into afternoon.

Viewing Forecast For

Peak District
Monday 2nd August 2021
Last updated Fri 30th Jul 21 at 4:30PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Direction likely to vary, 10mph or less.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small

How Wet?

A few showers developing

A scattering of showers likely to form and drift around slowly, locally the odd heavy burst during the afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly above hills

Local banks of cloud on the hills mainly where showers occur, or briefly early morning.

Chance of cloud free summits?

80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Fairly cloudy, some sun mostly morning. Visibility very good.

Temperature (at 600m)

8C at dawn, rising toward 12C afternoon.

And in the valleys

Around 10C at dawn, rising to 17 to 19C afternoon.

Planning Outlook

A relatively quiet but rather cool theme into early next week. Local grass frost overnight in sheltered Highland glens. Plenty of dry weather, but also a risk of scattered showers, some heavy. Often fairly cloudy, but cloud bases will lift toward or above most higher summits and the air quite clear. Winds mostly fairly light. Low pressure is expected to dominate from midweek onward, with rain or heavy downpours common again. For now, in places, the ground still very dry underfoot despite recent rain.