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 13th August 2020
Last updated Wednesday 12th August 2020 at 3:13 PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Most mountains dry with light winds. Very warm and humid. Beware of dehydration. However, mainly on Pennines, locally gusty winds and on N Pennines and N & E Borders fog may persist. Isolated thunder mainly western mountains, but storms widespread Wales.

Headline for Peak District

Local gusty winds. Very warm and humid. Chance isolated thunderstorms.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northeasterly generally 20 to locally 30mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly fairly small.

How Wet?

Low risk thunderstorm Peak District

Largely or completely dry, although thunderstorms over the Midlands may just edge into the Peak District occasionally, giving locally intense rain.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive, particularly east

Fog will shroud the hills most of morning from lowest slopes up eastern dales and above 400 to 550m above western dales. However, the base will lift and between late morning and into the afternoon, summits will clear, initially from more western slopes.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Almost nil most of morning; almost certain by mid afternoon

Sunshine and air clarity?

Ranging from dull and misty most of morning. Increasingly sunny from west middle of day, but remaining hazy.

Temperature (at 600m)

19C.

And in the valleys

23 to perhaps locally 26C in the afternoon.

Viewing Forecast For

Peak District
Friday 14th August 2020
Last updated Thursday 13th August 2020 at 2:26 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

East or northeasterly 15 to locally 30mph - strongest winds may extend to some lower slopes.

Effect of the wind on you?

Fairly small - although sudden buffeting in gusts some lower slopes.

How Wet?

Small chance a thunderstorm

Mostly dry, but patches of fine drizzle in morning in fog. A small risk of a local burst of rain or isolated thunderstorm forming - these more likely to stay away south over the Midlands.

Cloud on the hills?

Fog lifting slowly, focused east

Fog covering hills to low levels, may be widespread in morning, but concentrated on eastern moors, where may persist through the middle of the day, thinning only slowly, although by afternoon may well lift. Further west, the fog patchier, and breaking up sooner.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20% rising to 60%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Dull and misty, particularly eastern moors in morning, although cloud may break to give sunshine for periods, particularly western Peak by afternoon. A general haze.

Temperature (at 600m)

Up to 18C, but only 13C where in fog in morning.

And in the valleys

16C whilst beneath low cloud, rising to a humid 20 to 23C where sun breaks through in afternoon, locally 25C.

Viewing Forecast For

Peak District
Saturday 15th August 2020
Last updated Thursday 13th August 2020 at 2:26 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Easterly; speeds varied, typically 20mph but locally up to 30mph on higher slopes and in sudden gusts some lower slopes.

Effect of the wind on you?

Generally small, albeit local buffeting both higher and lower slopes.

How Wet?

Rain unlikely

Risk of a few patches of rain, particularly Peak District NP. Risk isolated thunder.

Cloud on the hills?

Fog slowest to clear in east

Very low cloud coming back from the east overnight into Saturday. It could persist most or all day above 300m eastern dales and 450m west, although tending to gradually break up, soonest in west.

Chance of cloud free summits?

40%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Mostly little or no sun, weak at best through high cloud in western areas. Hazy, and visibility poor if heavy rain occurs.

Temperature (at 600m)

16C, although 13C where in cloud.

And in the valleys

18 to 23C in afternoon, lowest where dull eastern Peak District.

Planning Outlook

Remaining warm and humid. However, thundery rain will become mostly confined to Wales, whilst the Scottish Highlands are extensively dry. Overall extensive sunshine, although banks of very low cloud, mainly more eastern mountains, including those in east Wales. A change to wetter and gradually less warm conditions across Britain is likely early next week.