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
Friday 30th October 2020
Last updated Friday 30th October 2020 at 8:07 AM

Summary for all mountain areas

A weak ridge of high pressure will bring a spell of relatively benign conditions to S Scotland and into England and Wales. However, showers will affect NW Scotland and there is uncertainty in the extent that strong winds, rain and low cloud clear from the NW across Wales.

Headline for Peak District

Windy at first. Rain clearing.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly 35mph after dawn. A transition to 20 or 25mph will extend south. By dusk, little wind at all.

Effect of the wind on you?

Walking arduous before from north conditions ease.

How Wet?

Rain clearing, probably morning

Occasional rain and drizzle morning will then clear away southwards, although patches may persist southern Peak District until mid afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Blanket fog almost all hills, before mostly or all clearing

Almost blanket fog above 300 or 400m western hills and 450m east morning, will probably mostly or all lift middle of day but south of Manchester, clear only slowly through the afternoon.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20% morning, rising progressively to 90% north and 30% south by mid afternoon

Sunshine and air clarity?

A little sunshine in the afternoon. Visibility intermittently poor before becoming good.

Temperature (at 600m)

10C; may drop toward 7C.

And in the valleys

14 to 16C, warmest eastern dales.

Viewing Forecast For

Peak District
Saturday 31st October 2020
Last updated Friday 30th October 2020 at 8:07 AM

How windy? (On the summits)

Low confidence in this forecast: South veering southwesterly 45 to 60mph, strongest in morning.

Effect of the wind on you?

Walking, or perhaps general mobility, may be very difficult on higher areas, and wind chill severe. Sudden powerful gusts even lower slopes.

How Wet?

Widespread rain

Rain, may fall most of daylight, although may clear to give a substantially dry afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Threat almost blanket fog

Cloud base typically 300 to 450m.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Little or no sunshine. Visibility extensively very poor in rain.

Temperature (at 600m)

10C

And in the valleys

15C.

Viewing Forecast For

Peak District
Sunday 1st November 2020
Last updated Friday 30th October 2020 at 8:07 AM

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly 40 to 50mph, although for periods 55mph in morning.

Effect of the wind on you?

Walking sometimes difficult and wind chill significant where exposed on higher areas.

How Wet?

Intermittent rain

Rain after dawn will clear to give several hours of dry weather, although risk rain again from dusk. Very wet underfoot.

Cloud on the hills?

May clear temporarily

Extensive cloud on the hills will lift to 550m or intermittently 650m.

Chance of cloud free summits?

50%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional sun for a few hours after dull start. Hazy, and at times misty in rain.

Temperature (at 600m)

6C

And in the valleys

11C.

Planning Outlook

A series of deep Atlantic lows and their associated bands of rain and severe gale or storm force upland winds will affect Britain until early next week. It will then turn much drier, although some uncertainty as weak fronts may still affect northwest Scotland.