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Ten Tors

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Dartmoor National Park countryside

Sat 7 May - Sun 8 May 2016

Each year, thousands of young people take up the Ten Tors challenge across Dartmoor National Park.

The weather plays a major part in the successful completion of the event for everyone taking part.

Check the Dartmoor National Park forecast before you set off. You can also check river levels and flood warnings with the Environment Agency.

Back to the events calendar.

  • 6 °C

    3 °C

    Light rain
  • 6 °C

    1 °C

    Heavy rain
  • 7 °C

    4 °C

    Cloudy
  • 7 °C

    2 °C

    Heavy rain
  • 6 °C

    1 °C

    Sunny intervals
  • 6 °C

    2 °C

    Heavy rain
  • 8 °C

    3 °C

    Cloudy
Tuesday (28 February 2017)
16 00 17 00 18 00 19 00 20 00 21 00 22 00 23 00
Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Clear night Partly cloudy night
Temperature (°C) arrow down
6  ° 6  ° 5  ° 5  ° 4  ° 5  ° 4  ° 4  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
1  ° 1  ° 0  ° -1  ° -1  ° -1  ° -1  ° -1  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
WNW 21 29 WNW 19 32 WNW 20 37 WNW 19 38 WNW 20 41 WNW 19 37 WNW 18 36 WNW 17 35
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
E E E E E E E E
Humidity arrow down
82% 83% 85% 84% 83% 84% 84% 85%
UV index arrow down
1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 07:03 Sunset: 17:55 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (1 March 2017)
00 00 01 00 02 00 03 00 04 00 05 00 06 00 07 00 08 00 09 00 10 00 11 00 12 00 13 00 14 00 15 00 16 00 17 00 18 00 19 00 20 00 21 00 22 00 23 00
Light shower night Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Drizzle Heavy rain Heavy rain Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Clear night
Temperature (°C) arrow down
4  ° 4  ° 3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 4  ° 4  ° 4  ° 4  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 4  ° 3  ° 3  ° 2  ° 2  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
-1  ° -1  ° -2  ° -2  ° -2  ° -1  ° -1  ° 0  ° 1  ° 1  ° 2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 2  ° 1  ° -1  ° -2  ° -3  ° -4  ° -4  ° -4  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
30% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 20% 60% 60% 60% 60% 60% 60% 50% 40% 80% 70% 10% 10% 20% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
WNW 16 32 WNW 16 32 WNW 15 31 W 14 29 W 13 29 W 12 27 WSW 10 24 WSW 9 21 SW 7 16 SSW 7 13 SSW 6 12 SSW 6 11 S 6 10 SSW 6 11 SSW 7 12 SW 8 14 WSW 10 18 WSW 15 28 W 24 45 W 23 44 W 21 42 W 22 43 W 23 45 W 23 44
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG E E E E E E E VG VG VG G G P P P VP P E E E E E E
Humidity arrow down
86% 87% 86% 87% 86% 85% 87% 87% 89% 91% 92% 94% 94% 96% 97% 96% 97% 95% 88% 83% 79% 77% 77% 78%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 07:01 Sunset: 17:56 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Thursday (2 March 2017)
00 00 03 00 06 00 09 00 12 00 15 00 18 00 21 00
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night Sunny day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Temperature (°C) arrow down
2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 4  ° 7  ° 7  ° 6  ° 5  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
-4  ° -4  ° -3  ° -1  ° 3  ° 3  ° 1  ° 1  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 20% 20%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
W 23 44 W 20 38 W 16 30 WSW 16 29 SW 18 32 SW 18 33 SW 17 30 SSW 15 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
E E E E E E VG G
Humidity arrow down
74% 74% 79% 78% 70% 75% 83% 88%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0
Sunrise: 06:59 Sunset: 17:58 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Friday (3 March 2017)
00 00 03 00 06 00 09 00 12 00 15 00 18 00 21 00
Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Heavy shower day Cloudy Light shower night
Temperature (°C) arrow down
4  ° 4  ° 5  ° 5  ° 6  ° 6  ° 5  ° 4  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
0  ° 1  ° 1  ° 1  ° 2  ° 3  ° 2  ° 0  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
20% 50% 80% 80% 60% 60% 20% 40%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
S 14 22 SSE 11 17 SE 12 19 ESE 15 24 SE 13 22 S 13 21 S 13 20 S 13 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G M M M M G G G
Humidity arrow down
92% 97% 97% 96% 93% 89% 93% 94%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 06:56 Sunset: 18:00 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Saturday (4 March 2017)
00 00 03 00 06 00 09 00 12 00 15 00 18 00 21 00
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Light shower day Partly cloudy night Cloudy
Temperature (°C) arrow down
4  ° 3  ° 3  ° 4  ° 6  ° 6  ° 4  ° 3  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
0  ° -1  ° -1  ° 0  ° 2  ° 2  ° -1  ° -2  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
20% 20% 20% 10% 20% 40% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
S 13 19 SSW 13 19 SW 13 19 NNW 14 22 NNW 15 26 NW 16 27 WNW 17 26 WNW 17 25
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G G G G G G VG G
Humidity arrow down
95% 94% 95% 92% 80% 77% 86% 91%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0
Sunrise: 06:54 Sunset: 18:02 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Sunday (5 March 2017)
00 00 03 00 06 00 09 00 12 00 15 00 18 00 21 00
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain Heavy shower day Light shower night Clear night
Temperature (°C) arrow down
2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 4  ° 5  ° 5  ° 4  ° 3  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
-3  ° -3  ° -3  ° -1  ° 0  ° 0  ° -1  ° -2  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 10% 20% 60% 80% 70% 40% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
W 18 25 WSW 17 25 SW 17 23 SW 20 29 SW 24 38 WSW 26 40 WNW 25 36 WNW 24 34
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G G G G G G G VG
Humidity arrow down
92% 94% 93% 90% 81% 78% 83% 87%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0
Sunrise: 06:52 Sunset: 18:03 Moon phase: First quarter
Monday (6 March 2017)
00 00 03 00 06 00 09 00 12 00 15 00 18 00 21 00
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Temperature (°C) arrow down
3  ° 3  ° 2  ° 5  ° 7  ° 7  ° 6  ° 5  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
-3  ° -3  ° -3  ° 0  ° 3  ° 3  ° 2  ° 1  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
WNW 22 30 WNW 20 28 W 18 25 W 17 24 W 17 27 W 17 27 WSW 16 23 WSW 16 23
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG G G G G VG VG G
Humidity arrow down
89% 90% 92% 86% 77% 77% 84% 90%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0
Sunrise: 06:50 Sunset: 18:05 Moon phase: First quarter
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7-8 May - Will the weather be kind to the students taking part in the Ten Tors challenge? Check the forecast for Dartmoor.

You can also check to see if there have been any weather warnings issued that will affect Dartmoor National Park over the Ten Tors weekend.

To find out further information about the event, visit the Ten Tors website.

The challenge

400 teams of six take part in the challenge to complete the course. There are three different course lengths, depending on the age and ability of the team:

  • 35 miles
  • 45 miles
  • 55 miles

The idea of the challenge is for the teenagers to become self-sufficient for the weekend - carrying everything they'll need for the trek and making their own decisions.

Ten Tors and the weather

 

The weather has played a major part in previous Ten Tors challenges. In 1998, high temperatures meant there was a severe risk of dehydration for the participants. However, two years before that, there were severely low temperatures and Dartmoor National Park was struck by a sleet and snow storm which led to the military having to rescue some of the young people.

Take some time to watch this series of short videos on the skills needed to stay safe both out on the moors and the mountains.

Good luck to all those taking part in this year's event.

The infographic below provides a summary of weather conditions at Okehampton on Dartmoor for the past 16 challenges.

Data are from the weather station at Okehampton, East Okement  Farm, 408 masl.
Daily rainfall totals and daily maximum temperatures are from 0900 GMT day D to 0900 GMT day D+1
Daily minimum temperatures are from 0900 GMT day D-1 to 0900GMT day D

You can check the weather forecast for other events through the Events Calendar.

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