Peak District Weather and Climate
weather forecasts and climate information for the peak district
current weather conditions, forecasts and predictions
Weather Forecasts for the Peaks
For extensive detailed local forecasts visit the experts at For extensive detailed local forecasts visit the Met Office experts www.metoffice.gov.uk/peakdistrict/latest
The UK mountain weather information service also offer an excellent source of constantly updated forecasts: www.mwis.org.uk
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.
Average number of wet days
Daily Hours of sun