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
Friday 14th May 2021
Last updated Thu 13th May 21 at 4:29PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Generally very light winds. Localised heavy showers will form and move around slowly, most widespread in Wales. Risk of thunder. Fairly cloudy; persistently shrouding some hills, but also some breaks. Close to freezing point on Scottish high tops, coldest north & east.

Headline for Peak District

Little wind. Some early fog banks. Isolated showers.

How windy? (On the summits)

Easterly 10-15mph from dawn, becoming variable mostly little wind by middle of day. Into evening, southeasterly 10-15mph, locally may reach 20mph by sunset.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly negligible

How Wet?

Small risk a shower

Mostly dry, but chance of an isolated shower forming into the afternoon or early evening, mainly western areas.

Cloud on the hills?

Risk early hill fog, clearing

Banks of fog covering some higher slopes in the morning, risk extensive for a time from dawn, mainly eastern moors. Will lift and break up, leaving hills generally clear by afternoon or sooner.

Chance of cloud free summits?

50% in east morning; rising above 90%.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Fairly cloudy. Eastern areas may be generally cloudy in morning some sun toward west. Cloud building up a little through day. Excellent visibility.

Temperature (at 600m)

2C rising to 8C in afternoon.

And in the valleys

Slight frost some valleys at dawn. Will reach 13 to 15C in the afternoon, warmest toward west.

Viewing Forecast For

Peak District
Saturday 15th May 2021
Last updated Thu 13th May 21 at 4:29PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Southeasterly between 10 and 20mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small

How Wet?

Rain becoming widespread

Intermittently wet, particularly from late morning as discrete showers develop and bands of more widespread rain drift northwards. The rain sometimes heavy with hail and risk thunder.

Cloud on the hills?

Forming intermittently in rain

Very varied: Near rain, cloud covering higher hills, sometimes persistently for a few hours. Here and there fragments to lowest slopes. However, periods where most or all cloud is above the summits.

Chance of cloud free summits?

60%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine occasionally but overall extensive cloud. The air very clear, but visibility abruptly poor in rain.

Temperature (at 600m)

7C.

And in the valleys

12 to 14C, although dropping a few degrees near rain.

Viewing Forecast For

Peak District
Sunday 16th May 2021
Last updated Thu 13th May 21 at 4:29PM

How windy? (On the summits)

South or southwesterly, 10 to 20mph

Effect of the wind on you?

Fairly small

How Wet?

Heavy rain on and off; risk thunder

Areas of rain will continue to rotate around low pressure, on and off through the day. Heavy bursts sometimes merging into rain for an hour or more. Risk of hail and thunder.

Cloud on the hills?

Fairly extensive, lowest in rain

Cloud often shrouding highest terrain throughout the day, occasionally clearing above 600m. During and after rain, patches forming to lowest slopes for periods, especially in west.

Chance of cloud free summits?

40%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Mostly cloudy, a little sun. Visibility sometimes good, but very poor during rain.

Temperature (at 600m)

4C rising to 8C

And in the valleys

Rising from 5C at dawn, to 15C by afternoon.

Planning Outlook

Low pressure will continue to dominate the weather pattern into next week. Little change to recent patterns, with areas of slow-moving showers and thunderstorms with hail, typically most widespread in the afternoons. As the remnants of fronts circulate slowly across Britain, the intensity and extent of showers will vary from day to day, in places merging to give a few hours of constant rain, but nearby escaping drier. Winds often very light, sometimes strengthening locally. Temperatures around average for mid-May, but at times just below freezing on highest Scottish summits, resulting in occasional snow here. Existing lying snow thawing only gradually on the highest tops.