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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 23rd September 2020
Last updated Tuesday 22nd September 2020 at 4:20 PM

Summary for all mountain areas

In Scotland, many places dry, but a few showers moving around slowly, of snow on higher summits. Chilly, but winds light. A complex front drifts east across England & Wales - rain may well largely clear, but risk of showers following, may cluster together.

Headline for Peak District

Cool. Early rain clearing, risk occasional showers.

How windy? (On the summits)

Variable, westerly 20-25mph at dawn, soon typically northerly, or later northeasterly, 10-15mph, occasionally 20mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Fairly small, but sometimes blustery. Notable wind chill where exposed on tops.

How Wet?

Patchy rain then risk of showers

Areas of rain before dawn and into early morning, but soon tending to break up and clear eastwards. A further clusters of showers likely to form during day, small risk merging to give frequent rain for an hour or more, possible hail.

Cloud on the hills?

Breaking to most tops

Fairly extensive cloud on higher slopes from dawn, but breaking up as rain fades, and many tops clearing. Patches may come and go above 600m through day, lowest in west.

Chance of cloud free summits?

40% rising to 80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Cloud layers breaking up periodically to give sunshine. Visibility soon mostly excellent, but reduced around rain.

Temperature (at 600m)

7C

And in the valleys

11C rising to 15C.

Viewing Forecast For

Peak District
Thursday 24th September 2020
Last updated Tuesday 22nd September 2020 at 4:20 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Some uncertainty: Direction varied 10-20mph, but may become mainly southwesterly 20 to 25mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Sometimes small, but risk increasingly blustery and chilly on higher areas.

How Wet?

Rain frequent, heavy showers

An area of persistent rain is expected to rotate northwards over the Peak District, followed by clusters of heavy showers, risk of hail and isolated thunder.

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 cloudy, any sun weak through layers of high cloud. Visibility very good away from rain, but poor if rain sets in.

Temperature (at 600m)

5 to 7C.

And in the valleys

Starting as low as 5C some valleys; only reaching 10 to 12C during day.

Viewing Forecast For

Peak District
Friday 25th September 2020
Last updated Tuesday 22nd September 2020 at 4:20 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

North to northwesterly, 20 to 30mph, may reach 35-40mph for a time Kinder & Bleaklow plateau.

Effect of the wind on you?

Considerable buffeting at times on higher terrain; significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Isolated showers, hail

Risk of isolated showers spreading from the north through the day, with brief hail.

Cloud on the hills?

Little if any

Chance of cloud free summits?

90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Frequent bright sunshine. Excellent visibility.

Temperature (at 600m)

4 to 6C.

And in the valleys

6C or below from dawn, rising to 14C afternoon.

Planning Outlook

Generally chilly into the weekend with higher mountains near or just below freezing point, and overnight frost in many valleys, notable early-season low temperatures Highland glens. A complex low pivots eastwards on Thursday - rain focused across England, Wales & southern Scotland. Strong northerly winds follow on Friday with scattered hail showers, snow on the Munros. Pressure builds by Saturday leading to largely dry conditions and very clear air. Early next week, westerly winds are expected to return, with rain at times, low cloud and varied temperatures.