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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
Wednesday 14th April 2021
Last updated Tuesday 13th April 2021 at 4:18 PM

Summary for all mountain areas

High pressure resides across Britain. Little wind overall. Very clear with a good amount of sun, but also some areas of cloud, which will produce one or two localised showers, these mostly just isolated flurries of hail or snow. Temperatures rising just above freezing point on many summits, except the very highest tops in Scotland.

Headline for Peak District

Light winds. Typically dry, hills clear.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northeasterly, 5 to 10mph, later increasing to around 15mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small, but feeling chilly on tops later.

How Wet?

Largely dry

Small chance of an isolated brief shower with hail.

Cloud on the hills?

Hills clear

Any cloud generally forming above the hills.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Above 90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Periods of sunshine; cloud sometimes filling in, particularly by afternoon. Visibility excellent.

Temperature (at 600m)

0C rising to 4C.

And in the valleys

Slight frost some valleys at dawn; reaching 10C by afternoon.

Viewing Forecast For

Peak District
Thursday 15th April 2021
Last updated Tuesday 13th April 2021 at 4:18 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Easterly 10 to 15mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small

How Wet?

Chance of a shower

Chance of local showers drifting westwards across the Peak District in the afternoon; soft hail.

Cloud on the hills?

Generally clear

Patches may briefly cap highest slopes if showers do occur in afternoon.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Above 90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Variable cloud and sun, best toward west, tending to cloud over from east. Excellent visibility.

Temperature (at 600m)

1C rising to 4C by afternoon, although eastern moors may stay cooler.

And in the valleys

Frost at dawn in many valleys. Reaching 10 to 12C by afternoon, highest in west.

Viewing Forecast For

Peak District
Friday 16th April 2021
Last updated Tuesday 13th April 2021 at 4:18 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

East or southeasterly 10mph, occasionally 15mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small

How Wet?

Precipitation not expected

Cloud on the hills?

Little if any

Chance of local patches of fog on some slopes from dawn, all dispersing.

Chance of cloud free summits?

90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine most widely morning, giving way as cloud gradually fills in. Visibility excellent. Pockets of mist some valleys and hill slopes at dawn.

Temperature (at 600m)

0C rising toward 4C.

And in the valleys

Frost in valleys and sheltered higher slopes at dawn. Reaching 12C by afternoon.

Planning Outlook

High pressure is expected to influence our weather patterns beyond the middle of April. Often dry. Temperatures near freezing point on higher summits, tending to rise most afternoons. Lying snow on higher terrain will thaw only slowly. Some further overnight frosts. Next week may become milder with time. Sun and variable cloud; most mountains often clear. Mostly light winds, but southerlies strengthen this weekend. A frontal system coming in from the west by Sunday-Monday is likely to bring low cloud and some rain for a time, mainly in the west.