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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 7th June 2020
Last updated Saturday 6th June 2020 at 4:25 PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Northerly winds continue, typically strongest North Pennines & Cheviots. Cool or cold; lowest temperatures in northern Scotland, where sub-zero above 800-1000m, and occasional snow flurries. Low cloud, rain & drizzle affects Pennine areas for several hours.

Headline for Peak District

Chilly, brisk wind on tops. Rain and low cloud, then risk local showers.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northerly 15 to 25mph, sometimes 30mph morning into middle of day; typically strongest on eastern moors.

Effect of the wind on you?

Will impede walking at times in the morning with noticeable wind chill.

How Wet?

Rain & drizzle morning; isolated showers PM.

Rain spreading from the north around dawn likely to come and go through the morning. Sometimes persistent with local heavier bursts, at times just drizzly. Rain mostly fading into afternoon, leaving isolated heavy showers - these focused toward west, and most may indeed miss Peak District to the west.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly morning, lowest in rain

Cloud often covering most higher tops in the morning, and where rain persists, forming below 500m for a time. Will tend to lift and break into the afternoon, generally clearing above 600m. Local patches returning if showers occur.

Chance of cloud free summits?

40% rising to 80% afternoon.

Sunshine and air clarity?

After a mostly cloudy morning, patches of sun developing into the afternoon onward. Visibility poor around rain and low cloud; improving, becoming very good; only reduced again around local showers.

Temperature (at 600m)

7 or 8C. Feeling closer to 2C where exposed to strongest wind.

And in the valleys

8C from dawn, rising to 14 to 16C afternoon, warmest western Peak.

Viewing Forecast For

Peak District
Monday 8th June 2020
Last updated Saturday 6th June 2020 at 4:25 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Northerly 10-15mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small

How Wet?

Generally dry

Small chance of an isolated shower.

Cloud on the hills?

Little or none

Rare patches high tops at first, soon lifting and breaking above all summits.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Soon almost certain

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of sun. Visibility very good or excellent.

Temperature (at 600m)

4 lifting to 7C

And in the valleys

Starting at 5C or locally colder with chance of local ground frost at dawn; rising to 14 to 16C afternoon.

Viewing Forecast For

Peak District
Tuesday 9th June 2020
Last updated Saturday 6th June 2020 at 4:25 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Southerly or variable, 5 to 10mph, later may reach 15mph in places.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small.

How Wet?

Rain unlikely

Low risk of a very isolated light afternoon shower.

Cloud on the hills?

Generally clear

Chance of cloud free summits?

Almost certain

Sunshine and air clarity?

Fairly sunny overall, although cloud slowly building into afternoon. Excellent visibility.

Temperature (at 600m)

5 rising to 9 or 10C by afternoon.

And in the valleys

Starting around 5C, risk slight ground frost some valleys at dawn; rising to 15 to 17C by afternoon.

Planning Outlook

Pressure builds across Britain to start the week, leaving just isolated showers. During Tuesday, a front moves into western Scotland - the legacy of this likely to bring a dull, damp day on Wednesday for some. Uncertainty later in the week: high pressure toward north/east, whilst areas of showers may move around slowly. Temperatures recovering gradually. Please be aware of currently different restrictions regarding Covid-19 across Scotland, England & Wales. Refer to local guidance or instructions from the National Parks and outdoor bodies, and please respect local communities in areas which are gradually reopening. See mwis.org.uk/blog for latest information and links.