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
Thursday 27th January 2022
Last updated Wed 26th Jan 22 at 3:23PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Windy. Low cloud and patches of rain will clear southward across Wales. Otherwise, a drop in freezing level will bring snow showers to Scotland (mainly west and north), and bursts of sun. Although a rise in cloud base, most western mountains will remain shrouded in cloud.

Headline for Peak District

Windy. Brief showers.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northwesterly 30mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Walking at times arduous on higher areas and wind chill significant.

How Wet?

Little if any rain

A little rain late in night soon clearing by or possibly soon after dawn. Otherwise, isolated brief showers.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive after dawn, will gradually clear, except perhaps on highest tops

Extensive fog across the hills post dawn. Will soon improve, by late morning, only summits above 550m still covered. The base will probably rise further in the afternoon, perhaps clearing eventually completely.

Chance of cloud free summits?

30% rising to 80% by afternoon

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patches of sun and excellent visibility by midday after dull, sometimes murky start.

Temperature (at 600m)

3C

And in the valleys

8 to perhaps 10C Derbyshire.

Viewing Forecast For

Peak District
Friday 28th January 2022
Last updated Wed 26th Jan 22 at 3:23PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Westerly winds increasing post dawn to 30mph with strong gusts.

Effect of the wind on you?

Walking will be impacted by the wind and may feel uncomfortable to those not accustomed to higher wind speeds.

How Wet?

Mostly dry

Cloud on the hills?

Above summits

Chance of cloud free summits?

90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Good visibility but the sun could be obscured by high-level cloud.

Temperature (at 600m)

4C.

And in the valleys

7 or 8C in the afternoon

Viewing Forecast For

Peak District
Saturday 29th January 2022
Last updated Wed 26th Jan 22 at 3:23PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Low confidence of timing of frontal system. Upland gales, westerly 40-50mph. Will later ease a little & turn northwesterly.

Effect of the wind on you?

Difficult and serious walking conditions where exposed to wind. Gusts may throw you off balance.

How Wet?

Dry start turning showery

Dry start turning into drizzle or showers for a few hours before clearing. Rain more persistent in northern areas such as the Saddleworth and Howden Moors.

Cloud on the hills?

Summits likely to be clear of cloud

Chance of cloud free summits?

80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Good visibility but little or no sun

Temperature (at 600m)

7C, later dropping to 4C

And in the valleys

12C

Planning Outlook

Westerly winds, sometimes exceeding gale force at least in Scotland will continue until into next month. There will be frequent rainfall on western mountains; copious on the W & NW Highlands, where as temperatures oscillate, there will be both rain and snow - over time, the snow accumulation on the Munros. Further south, only occasionally will freezing levels be low, with most precipitation as rain. There remains uncertainty later Sunday (30th) when a small low may bring significant snow to the Scottish Highlands.