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 17th August 2022
Last updated Tue 16th Aug 22 at 4:50PM

Summary for all mountain areas

A ridge of high pressure will bring an improving day with low cloud breaking to reveal occasional sunshine. However, the legacy of a front across Wales and S Pennines will give low cloud and patchy drizzle in the morning, but brighter conditions will arrive into the afternoon, and the gusty northeast wind will ease.

Headline for Peak District

Blustery morning with early low cloud and drizzle. Hills clearing by afternoon.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northeasterly 15 to 25mph, risk 30mph for a time over the tops. Tending to ease in the afternoon and become 10-15mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Blustery conditions in morning, may impede walking at times across the hills. Easing in the afternoon.

How Wet?

Patchy rain at first, fizzling out.

The legacy of a front will give some patches of rain or drizzle at first, but these tending to fizzle out toward midday leaving a dry afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Early low cloud, will lift and break up.

Areas of low cloud will shroud the hills from dawn and likely linger for a few hours over the tops. However, bases will lift and break up from the north with hills clearing by afternoon.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20% lifting to 90% in afternoon.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Fairly cloudy start, but occasional sunshine developing through day. Visibility becoming very good or excellent.

Temperature (at 600m)

10 to 13C

And in the valleys

19 to 21C

Viewing Forecast For

Peak District
Thursday 18th August 2022
Last updated Tue 16th Aug 22 at 4:50PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly 10mph at dawn, increasing to 15 to 25mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small

How Wet?

Dry, then risk of heavy showers late on.

Dry for several hours, but later in the afternoon, there will be the risk of heavy showers moving in from the west. These lingering through the evening.

Cloud on the hills?

Hills mostly clear until showers arrive

Hills clear much of the day. However, later in the day, as showers develop, patches will form over the tops.

Chance of cloud free summits?

80%, but lowering to 40% late in the day.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional sun, but increasing upper level cloud through day. Visibility good or very good.

Temperature (at 600m)

13C lifting to 15C

And in the valleys

Lifting to 19 to 21C

Viewing Forecast For

Peak District
Friday 19th August 2022
Last updated Tue 16th Aug 22 at 4:50PM

How windy? (On the summits)

West to southwesterly 15 to 20mph

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small

How Wet?

Substantially or completely dry

Many hills dry throughout the day, but here and there, the risk of a few isolated showers.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly clear

Hills very likely clear though the day, bar some isolated patches over the tops early in the day.

Chance of cloud free summits?

80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional sunshine. Visibility good or very good.

Temperature (at 600m)

11 to 13C

And in the valleys

Lifting to 17 to 20C

Planning Outlook

A more unsettled period of weather ahead over the coming week, as low pressure will be often anchored to the northwest of the British Isles. This will result in west to southwesterly winds prevailing, with periods of strong winds or even gales at times, with frequent rainfall across western mountains, and rainfall more occasional further east where the best of the dry and bright weather will occur. Generally cooler, but warm sectors will move in at times over England and Wales bringing an increase in humidity levels once again.