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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
Friday 14th August 2020
Last updated Thursday 13th August 2020 at 2:26 PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Many mountains dry; warm sunshine in the west. Low risk of isolated thundery showers forming. Greater threat of thunderstorms mid & south Wales. Fog persists in eastern Scotland and England from low levels upward; just some highest tops above this layer.

Headline for Peak District

Fog may be slow to lift in east. Locally gusty wind. Generally dry.

How windy? (On the summits)

East or northeasterly 15 to locally 30mph - strongest winds may extend to some lower slopes.

Effect of the wind on you?

Fairly small - although sudden buffeting in gusts some lower slopes.

How Wet?

Small chance a thunderstorm

Mostly dry, but patches of fine drizzle in morning in fog. A small risk of a local burst of rain or isolated thunderstorm forming - these more likely to stay away south over the Midlands.

Cloud on the hills?

Fog lifting slowly, focused east

Fog covering hills to low levels, may be widespread in morning, but concentrated on eastern moors, where may persist through the middle of the day, thinning only slowly, although by afternoon may well lift. Further west, the fog patchier, and breaking up sooner.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20% rising to 60%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Dull and misty, particularly eastern moors in morning, although cloud may break to give sunshine for periods, particularly western Peak by afternoon. A general haze.

Temperature (at 600m)

Up to 18C, but only 13C where in fog in morning.

And in the valleys

16C whilst beneath low cloud, rising to a humid 20 to 23C where sun breaks through in afternoon, locally 25C.

Viewing Forecast For

Peak District
Saturday 15th August 2020
Last updated Thursday 13th August 2020 at 2:26 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Easterly; speeds varied, typically 20mph but locally up to 30mph on higher slopes and in sudden gusts some lower slopes.

Effect of the wind on you?

Generally small, albeit local buffeting both higher and lower slopes.

How Wet?

Rain unlikely

Risk of a few patches of rain, particularly Peak District NP. Risk isolated thunder.

Cloud on the hills?

Fog slowest to clear in east

Very low cloud coming back from the east overnight into Saturday. It could persist most or all day above 300m eastern dales and 450m west, although tending to gradually break up, soonest in west.

Chance of cloud free summits?

40%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Mostly little or no sun, weak at best through high cloud in western areas. Hazy, and visibility poor if heavy rain occurs.

Temperature (at 600m)

16C, although 13C where in cloud.

And in the valleys

18 to 23C in afternoon, lowest where dull eastern Peak District.

Viewing Forecast For

Peak District
Sunday 16th August 2020
Last updated Thursday 13th August 2020 at 2:26 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Easterly, 15 to 20mph, but locally may be gusty to 30mph near/west of higher summits.

Effect of the wind on you?

Fairly small, but local gusty conditions possible, in places to low levels.

How Wet?

Risk bursts of rain forming

Low confidence: Much of the day may well remain dry, but a risk of areas of rain over the Midlands extending northwards with time, perhaps locally thundery.

Cloud on the hills?

Likely to clear

Early patches of cloud or low level fog should all break up in morning. However, if rain develops, cloud lowering back onto hills.

Chance of cloud free summits?

70%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patches of sun and some layers of high cloud. Visibility mostly good, possible slight haze, and reduced if rain occurs.

Temperature (at 600m)

13 to 16C.

And in the valleys

14C from dawn, rising to 19 to 22C by afternoon.

Planning Outlook

Remaining warm and humid through the weekend, particularly in western regions, whilst eastern areas are cooler under North Sea air, which brings a risk of lingering fog banks. The Scottish Highlands stay extensively dry. Thundery rain mostly confined to Wales, although rain may expand back northwards into the Pennines by Sunday. Into next week, light winds and areas of slow-moving showers at first, then a gradual change is likely as windier conditions move in from the Atlantic, with belts of rain or showers.