Peak District Weather and Climate

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weather forecasts and climate information for the peak district

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Weather Forecasts for the Peaks

For extensive detailed local forecasts visit the experts at For extensive detailed local forecasts visit the Met Office experts

The UK mountain weather information service also offer an excellent source of constantly updated forecasts:


General Climate Information

Average Peak Park 1999*          England & Wales 1999 *

Rainfall 1,025 mm/year                 985 mm/year

Sunshine 3.9 hours/day               4.3 hours/day

Temperature 10.3 °C                    10.3 °C

* All figures are supplied by the Met Office and are averages for 1999.

The Peak District National  Park is situated at an altitude of between 100–632m above sea level (asl). Within the National Park altitude is a major factor causing higher rainfall, lower temperatures and lower sunshine hours compared with England & Wales. The topography and surrounding land mass are other factors affecting the weather. However, there are significantdifferences between the North, Southwest and Southeast parts of the Park for sunshine hours and rainfall. The temperature is significantly colder in the higher North and Southwest side of the Park and the wind is significantly stronger in the North part of the Park. Frequent changes to the daily conditions affect the biodiversity, farming, landscape and tourism within the Park.

Temperature (°C)

Peak District climate graph

Rainfall (mm)

Peak District rainfall graph

Average number of wet days

Peak District wet days graph

Daily Hours of sun

Peak District average sunshine graph

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