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
Monday 22nd July 2024
Last updated Sun 21st Jul 24 at 4:30PM

Summary for all mountain areas

A lot of cloud, often covering western hills. Patchy rain and drizzle for southern Scotland, northern England and Wales, amounts mostly small. Drier toward the north of the Highlands. Showers forming in the afternoon, locally heavy in the east. Light winds for Scotland, a fresher breeze for England and Wales.

Headline for Peak District

Moderate breeze. Patchy rain, cloudy skies.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southerly turning westerly, 20 to 25mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Comfortable walking starting to be affected, gusts affecting stability.

How Wet?

Light rain on and off

Patchy rain or drizzle moving through the region all day. Western hills more often damp.

Cloud on the hills?

Hills covered in the morning and in rain

Cloud patches on some hills in the morning. Clouds may form on the slopes in and after showers.

Chance of cloud free summits?

50% rising to 80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Mostly cloudy, glimpses of sunshine possible between the clouds. Moderate visibility.

Temperature (at 600m)

12 to 14C; quite humid, fresher later.

And in the valleys

14C at dawn, rising to 21C, but a few degrees lower in rain.

Viewing Forecast For

Peak District
Tuesday 23rd July 2024
Last updated Sun 21st Jul 24 at 4:30PM

How windy? (On the summits)

North to northwesterly, 15mph, at times 20mph higher areas in morning, easing a little in afternoon.

Effect of the wind on you?

Fairly small, but feeling breezy and cool over higher exposed moors in morning.

How Wet?

Chance of a shower

Possible drizzly showers early morning mainly toward west. Then an odd shower may form late afternoon, generally light.

Cloud on the hills?

Lifting and clearing

Possible patchy cloud on some higher slopes early morning, but soon dispersing or lifting above the hills.

Chance of cloud free summits?

90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of sunshine, clouding over at times. Visibility excellent.

Temperature (at 600m)

10C rising toward 14C in afternoon.

And in the valleys

11C at dawn, rising to 19C.

Viewing Forecast For

Peak District
Wednesday 24th July 2024
Last updated Sun 21st Jul 24 at 4:30PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly, increasing during the day, 10 to 20mph, up to 25-30mph by late evening.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small, but becoming breezier over higher terrain. Later in day more blustery.

How Wet?

Rain unlikely

Into the late evening or night, possible patchy rain arriving from the west.

Cloud on the hills?

Little if any

Any early mist patches on lower slopes soon dispersing.

Chance of cloud free summits?

90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Periods of strong sun, some thin high cloud, tending to thicken later. Visibility excellent.

Temperature (at 600m)

12C rising to 16C.

And in the valleys

10C at dawn, rising to 22C.

Planning Outlook

A ridge of high pressure produces a better day on Tuesday. Midweek onward, southwesterly winds will bring further rain from time to time, lowest cloud over western mountains. Temperatures near or a little lower than normal on the hills. Pressure tending to build from the south toward next weekend bringing drier and warmer conditions more widely. Southwest breezes toward northwest Scotland may continue to bring frequent cloud and a little rain at times here.