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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
Monday 2nd August 2021
Last updated Sun 1st Aug 21 at 4:10PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Dry and bright for most places. Quite cool, but light winds. A fair amount of cloud in the sky, although most summits often clear. Patches on some higher slopes in morning. One or two showers for the Pennines and Wales, locally a heavy burst in S & E Wales.

Headline for Peak District

Local showers forming, tops mostly clear.

How windy? (On the summits)

West to southwest, 10mph or less.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small

How Wet?

A few showers developing

A scattering of showers likely to form and drift around slowly, locally the odd heavy burst during the afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly above hills

Local banks of cloud on the hills mainly where showers occur, or briefly early morning.

Chance of cloud free summits?

90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Fairly cloudy, some sun mostly morning. Visibility very good.

Temperature (at 600m)

8C at dawn, rising toward 12C afternoon.

And in the valleys

Around 10C at dawn, rising to 17 to 19C afternoon.

Viewing Forecast For

Peak District
Tuesday 3rd August 2021
Last updated Sun 1st Aug 21 at 4:10PM

How windy? (On the summits)

South to southwesterly 10mph or less.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small

How Wet?

Chance of a shower

Perhaps an isolated shower mainly middle of day into afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Soon above the hills

Local patches of low cloud covering some slopes from dawn, mainly western areas, soon largely breaking up in the morning leaving cloud generally above the hills.

Chance of cloud free summits?

80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Mostly cloudy skies, glimpses of sun. Visibility very good.

Temperature (at 600m)

9C rising to 13C

And in the valleys

7 to 9C at dawn, rising to 18 to 20C afternoon.

Viewing Forecast For

Peak District
Wednesday 4th August 2021
Last updated Sun 1st Aug 21 at 4:10PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Southerly 15 to 20mph, may strengthen through day to 25mph higher tops.

Effect of the wind on you?

Fairly small, but becoming blustery on higher tops with time.

How Wet?

Risk a burst of rain

Often dry. Risk of odd showery bursts of rain forming.

Cloud on the hills?

Most cloud above the hills

Occasional patches higher tops in morning or around showers.

Chance of cloud free summits?

80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Fairly cloudy overall, a little sun mostly eastern moors. Visibility very good.

Temperature (at 600m)

10C rising to 14C

And in the valleys

10 to 12C at dawn, rising to 20 to 22C afternoon.

Planning Outlook

A relatively quiet start to the week, but expect local showers or patchy rain. Lowering pressure Wednesday into Thursday then leads to an unsettled end to the week. Widespread rain and heavy showers, some thundery downpours. The most sustained rain likely focused on England & Wales. Windier too, the strongest winds expected across southern Britain, where gales are possible at times Thursday-Friday. A little warmer through midweek, but no imminent return to hot weather. Likely staying generally unsettled through the weekend as low pressure continues to influence Britain.