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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
Sunday 24th January 2021
Last updated Saturday 23rd January 2021 at 2:19 PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Scotland: Scattering of snow showers in the west, mainly coastal hills, but for most areas dry, cold and mostly sunny. Towards dusk, risk of zone of more persistent snow moving inland from west coast. England and Wales: Areas of snow across Wales will gradually ease away in afternoon. Mostly fine elsewhere with little wind.

Headline for Peak District

Often dry, some snow showers. Hills often clear.

How windy? (On the summits)

Direction likely to vary, occasional lulls, but 10 to 20mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small.

How Wet?

Often dry, some snow showers.

Often dry, but here and there a few snow showers; particularly in the morning when they may become frequent for a couple of hours..

Cloud on the hills?

Often clear, some patches high tops.

Often clear, although here and there some patches drifting across highest tops. However, in any snow showers, forming more widely.

Chance of cloud free summits?

80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Intermittent, perhaps later frequent, sun and very clear air. In any snow showers, visibility will become very poor.

Temperature (at 600m)

-3C

And in the valleys

Starting sub-zero, rising only to 1 or 2C.

Viewing Forecast For

Peak District
Monday 25th January 2021
Last updated Saturday 23rd January 2021 at 2:19 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

West or northwesterly 15 to 20mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Fairly small

How Wet?

Mostly dry

Isolated flurries of snow or briefly hail.

Cloud on the hills?

Little if any

Chance of cloud free summits?

80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Frequent sun. Very clear air. Local low level fog patches in morning.

Temperature (at 600m)

-2C

And in the valleys

Sub-zero from dawn, rising to around 2C.

Viewing Forecast For

Peak District
Tuesday 26th January 2021
Last updated Saturday 23rd January 2021 at 2:19 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Northwesterly 15mph at dawn, soon dropping out for several hours, later southerly 10mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small.

How Wet?

Dry much of day, risk snow later.

Much of the day dry, but increasing risk of snow moving in from the southwest toward or after dusk.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly clear, but lowering later in day.

Hills very likely clear for much of the day, bar the odd ragged patch here and there. However, later in the afternoon, should precipitation arrive, hill fog will increase.

Chance of cloud free summits?

90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Fairly sunny morning, then becoming overcast in afternoon. Visibility excellent, but will become poor or very poor should precipitation arrive.

Temperature (at 600m)

0 or -1C

And in the valleys

Sub-zero in morning, lifting to 2C in afternoon.

Planning Outlook

Staying cold into early next week. Mountain terrain widely frozen with snow cover. Overnight frosts into valleys, most significant into Highland glens. Fronts will encroach from the southwest by Tuesday, bringing potentially extensive snowfalls. Temperatures then tending to rise midweek, resulting in freeze and thaw cycles - thawing most marked in Wales, perhaps also northern England, but likely short-lived thawing on the Munros. Wind varied, occasionally up to gale force.