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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 27th September 2021
Last updated Sun 26th Sep 21 at 2:24PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Residual heavy rain and low cloud from overnight will clear east in morning. Chiller conditions follow to all areas with a gusty southwesterly wind and showers; most frequent across Wales and also western Scotland where they will fall as sleet on the highest munros.

Headline for Peak District

Heavy rain clearing to showers. Increasingly blustery. Hills clearing.

How windy? (On the summits)

Lull at dawn (legacy of overnight gales soon clearing easternmost hills) Then southwest winds increasing through morning; in range 20-30mph by afternoon.

Effect of the wind on you?

Increasingly blustery into the afternoon with walking frequently impeded with marked wind chill and buffeting.

How Wet?

Heavy rain clearing, then showers.

Wet start, as heavy rain from overnight lingers for a few hours after dawn, before clearing by midday. Then dry for a time, before showers move in from the west, some heavy with risk thunder.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive at first, lifting and clearing PM.

Murky start with extensive low cloud across the hills. However, marked rise in bases through morning as front clears, with hills then cloud free into afternoon.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20% lifting to 90% by afternoon.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Cloudy morning, sunnier afternoon. Murky start, but visibility improving and becoming very good afternoon.

Temperature (at 600m)

8C

And in the valleys

Lifting to 13 to 15C in the afternoon.

Viewing Forecast For

Peak District
Tuesday 28th September 2021
Last updated Sun 26th Sep 21 at 2:24PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Low confidence in detail: Southwesterly in the range 20 to 30mph, risk 35mph for a few hours in afternoon higher slopes.

Effect of the wind on you?

Be prepared for fairly arduous conditions for a few hours with marked wind chill and buffeting.

How Wet?

Showery rain setting in from the west

After a dry start, anticipate a deterioration as showers move in from the west and become frequent and heavy for a time.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly clear

Hills likely to be mostly clear through the day, but as rain develops perhaps some patches forming on highest tops.

Chance of cloud free summits?

80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Mostly cloudy, some sun; but mostly at first. Visibility good or very good, lowering in rain.

Temperature (at 600m)

8C

And in the valleys

13 to 15C

Viewing Forecast For

Peak District
Wednesday 29th September 2021
Last updated Sun 26th Sep 21 at 2:24PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Northwesterly 25 to 35mph, risk 40mph at dawn, will slowly ease to around 15 to 20mph into the afternoon.

Effect of the wind on you?

Expect fairly arduous conditions through morning with significant wind chill and buffeting; conditions slowly easing.

How Wet?

Showers, most frequent morning

Showers will run in from the northwest, these frequent and heavy for a few hours in the morning when risk of thunder.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly above tops

Generally well elevated cloud bases leaving hills often clear, but patches occasionally lowering onto tops, mainly in morning around showers.

Chance of cloud free summits?

80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Mostly cloudy in morning, sunny breaks into the afternoon. Visibility very good, but poor in showers in morning.

Temperature (at 600m)

6C

And in the valleys

Chilly, highs of 12C

Planning Outlook

An unsettled and windy period of weather over the next 7 to 10 days with frequent areas of low pressure bringing bouts of upland gales or severe gales and rain; large falls accumulating across western hills. Chillier than of late, some days near freezing on higher Scottish tops with sleet and wet snow at times on the highest Munros.