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 5th July 2020
Last updated Saturday 4th July 2020 at 2:25 PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Widely windy, upland gales on many summits southern Scotland southwards, and showery in the wake of an eastward moving low. For many the onset of rain will be sudden, with hail and thunder in places, although little or no rain mid Wales southwards.

Headline for Peak District

Upland wind near gale. Heavy showers. Risk thunder.

How windy? (On the summits)

Westerly, typically 40mph. Particularly gusty from lower slopes up near heavy rain.

Effect of the wind on you?

Walking often difficult on higher areas.

How Wet?

Heavy showers developing later in day, small risk lightning

Extensively dry most of day although the odd brief shower. From mid or late afternoon, sudden onset of showers, some heavy with hail; the rain perhaps frequent for a couple of hours. Small risk thunder.

Cloud on the hills?

Frequently clearing

Higher summits extensively clear of cloud. However, near rain, cloud forming much lower, occasionally below 450m.

Chance of cloud free summits?

90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine intermittently, particularly morning. Generally hazy and very poor in heavy rain.

Temperature (at 600m)

10C.

And in the valleys

Between 15 and 17C, warmest eastern dales.

Viewing Forecast For

Peak District
Monday 6th July 2020
Last updated Saturday 4th July 2020 at 2:25 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Northwesterly 20-25mph, although for a few hours after dawn 40mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Soon fairly small.

How Wet?

Showers

Showers, perhaps frequent for a few hours morning. Will tend to become few and far between through afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensively above the summits

Cloud, widely covering higher tops from dawn, will clear the summits by mid morning. But near rain, cloud base dropping to around 500m.

Chance of cloud free summits?

80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional sunshine. Excellent visibility.

Temperature (at 600m)

10C

And in the valleys

Around 18C in the afternoon.

Viewing Forecast For

Peak District
Tuesday 7th July 2020
Last updated Saturday 4th July 2020 at 2:25 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

West backing southwesterly extensively 10 or 15mph. Post dawn nearer 25mph, and may strengthen again by evening.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small.

How Wet?

Risk rain later in day

Substantially dry before in afternoon or evening, rain spreads east.

Cloud on the hills?

Hills cloud free most of day

Cloud extensively confined above higher summits although later as rain falls so cloud will increasingly shroud higher slopes.

Chance of cloud free summits?

70%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine will give way as veil of high level cloud thickens. Excellent visibility before becoming widely poor in rain.

Temperature (at 600m)

11C

And in the valleys

18C.

Planning Outlook

Continued progression of areas of low pressure into Britain from off the Atlantic this week will result in further bouts of rain and fog, generally concentrated on western mountains. There will also be strong winds. Nevertheless, there remains considerable uncertainty in forecast track of the lows, making the day to day forecast detail difficult (from Tuesday onwards). There could be a marked improvement late in the week.