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.

Today's Forecast

Click an icon for more information or click here for a key to all icons.

Click here to download the latest PDF Last Updated Mon 22nd Apr 24 at 4:30PM
View our detailed version Last Updated Mon 22nd Apr 24 at 4:30PM

Viewing Forecast For

Peak District
Tuesday 23rd April 2024
Last updated Mon 22nd Apr 24 at 4:30PM

Summary for all mountain areas

A cold northerly breeze - notable chill factor on the tops, particularly eastern areas. Feeling pleasant where sheltered in the sunshine, especially by afternoon, best in western Scotland. Most places dry all day, low risk of a brief light shower or flurry. Early showers clearing south across Wales.

Headline for Peak District

Brisk chilly winds. Mostly dry, sun best in west.

How windy? (On the summits)

North to northeasterly, 20 to 25mph, occasionally 30mph around higher tops, especially around north and east-facing edges.

Effect of the wind on you?

Considerable wind chill over higher terrain. Blustery on higher moors and near some edges, may affect comfortable walking.

How Wet?

Rare showers

Well scattered brief light showers coming in from the northeast.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly little, or soon clearing

Patches of cloud may graze higher tops in the morning, but all lifting above the hills.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Soon above 90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Broken cloud and sun. Visibility excellent.

Temperature (at 600m)

1C rising to 3 or 4C. Wind chill feeling sub-zero on tops, -5C in exposed spots, nearer -8C at first.

And in the valleys

3C rising to 9C.

Viewing Forecast For

Peak District
Wednesday 24th April 2024
Last updated Mon 22nd Apr 24 at 4:30PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Northerly 15 to 20mph, up to 25mph higher exposed areas, mainly toward the east.

Effect of the wind on you?

Fairly small effect on walking, blustery in places. Feeling chilly in the wind, but pleasant where sheltered in the sun.

How Wet?

Rare showers

Chance of a brief flurry of soft hail or snow.

Cloud on the hills?

Little if any

Chance of cloud free summits?

90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Broken cloud and sun. Visibility excellent.

Temperature (at 600m)

1C rising to 4 to 6C afternoon. Wind chill feels near -5C at first, still near freezing by afternoon.

And in the valleys

Slight frost in sheltered valleys at first. Max 9 to 12C, highest in west.

Viewing Forecast For

Peak District
Thursday 25th April 2024
Last updated Mon 22nd Apr 24 at 4:30PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Northwesterly 15 to 20mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small effect on walking, but still a noticeable chill where exposed on hills.

How Wet?

Showers developing

A scattering of showers forming increasingly during the day, with possible hail.

Cloud on the hills?

Generally clear

Rare if any brief patches around some slopes early in day.

Chance of cloud free summits?

90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Variable cloud and sun, best in morning. Visibility excellent.

Temperature (at 600m)

2C rising to 6C. Wind chill feeling like 0 to -3C, coldest in morning.

And in the valleys

Near freezing some valleys at first. Rising to 10 to 12C.

Planning Outlook

Northerly breezes continue into midweek, feeling distinctly chilly over higher terrain - temperatures will fluctuate from below freezing in the morning, to a few degrees above into the afternoon for a few days - coldest toward the east and northeast. Sunny spells with excellent visibility, mixed with scattered brief showers or snow flurries. Lowering pressure Thursday into Friday, turning more widely showery again with hail and snow on some hills, but winds fairly light. A risk of a rain system spiraling across Britain over the weekend, upland snow for a time, accompanied by stronger east to southeasterly winds.