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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.

  • 7 °C

    5 °C

    Sunny intervals
  • 7 °C

    5 °C

    Heavy rain
  • 8 °C

    3 °C

    Overcast
  • 5 °C

    1 °C

    Thunder shower day
  • 6 °C

    2 °C

    Heavy shower day
  • 7 °C

    2 °C

    Light shower day
  • 7 °C

    2 °C

    Thunder shower day
Friday (24 February 2017)
14 00 15 00 16 00 17 00 18 00 19 00 20 00 21 00 22 00 23 00
Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Overcast
Temperature (°C) arrow down
7  ° 7  ° 6  ° 6  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
3  ° 4  ° 4  ° 4  ° 3  ° 2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 1  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 40% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
WNW 13 20 WNW 10 16 WNW 9 15 W 7 12 SW 7 13 SW 8 16 SW 9 18 SW 11 21 SW 12 22 SW 14 26
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
E E E E VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity arrow down
81% 77% 76% 80% 85% 86% 85% 88% 90% 91%
UV index arrow down
1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 07:11 Sunset: 17:48 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Saturday (25 February 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
Overcast Overcast Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Light rain Light rain Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Heavy rain Light rain Cloudy
Temperature (°C) arrow down
6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 7  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
1  ° 1  ° 1  ° 1  ° 1  ° 1  ° 1  ° 1  ° 1  ° 2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 3  ° 3  ° 4  ° 4  ° 4  ° 3  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 10% 10% 20% 10% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 50% 60% 50% 90% 90% 90% 90% 60% 60% 60% 80% 50% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
SW 16 30 SW 17 33 SW 19 35 SW 20 38 SW 21 39 SW 22 40 SW 22 40 SW 21 39 SW 21 38 SW 22 41 SW 23 41 SW 24 43 SW 25 44 SW 24 43 SW 23 41 SW 22 40 SW 22 40 SW 23 41 SW 23 41 SW 21 37 SW 19 35 SW 17 31 W 17 29 W 17 30
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG E E VG VG VG VG G VG VG G G VG G M P VP VP VP VP VP VP G VG
Humidity arrow down
91% 89% 88% 87% 88% 89% 90% 90% 89% 89% 89% 90% 89% 90% 92% 94% 96% 98% 98% 98% 98% 98% 95% 94%
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: 07:09 Sunset: 17:50 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Sunday (26 February 2017)
00 00 03 00 06 00 09 00 12 00 15 00 18 00 21 00
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Overcast Light rain Heavy rain
Temperature (°C) arrow down
6  ° 5  ° 5  ° 6  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 7  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
2  ° 1  ° 1  ° 2  ° 3  ° 3  ° 2  ° 2  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 60% 90%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
W 17 31 W 14 24 WSW 15 25 SW 19 33 SW 25 45 SW 28 47 SW 28 46 WSW 20 33
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG VG VG VG VG M M
Humidity arrow down
92% 92% 92% 89% 85% 87% 91% 93%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:07 Sunset: 17:51 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Monday (27 February 2017)
00 00 03 00 06 00 09 00 12 00 15 00 18 00 21 00
Heavy rain Light shower night Light shower night Thunder shower day Heavy shower day Thunder shower day Thunder shower night Thunder
Temperature (°C) arrow down
5  ° 4  ° 3  ° 3  ° 4  ° 4  ° 2  ° 2  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
1  ° -1  ° -2  ° -2  ° -1  ° -2  ° -4  ° -4  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
80% 50% 50% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
WSW 17 26 SW 17 26 SW 19 28 SW 20 31 SW 22 38 WSW 23 37 WSW 22 34 WSW 22 35
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G VG VG G G G G VG
Humidity arrow down
92% 88% 86% 85% 76% 77% 82% 85%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:05 Sunset: 17:53 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 4
Tuesday (28 February 2017)
00 00 03 00 06 00 09 00 12 00 15 00 18 00 21 00
Thunder shower night Sleet shower night Light snow shower night Sunny intervals Light shower day Heavy shower day Light shower night Light shower night
Temperature (°C) arrow down
2  ° 1  ° 1  ° 3  ° 5  ° 5  ° 4  ° 4  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
-4  ° -5  ° -5  ° -3  ° -1  ° 0  ° -2  ° -3  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
60% 50% 50% 10% 40% 50% 40% 40%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
WSW 22 34 W 22 33 W 21 32 WNW 22 33 WNW 26 43 WNW 27 44 W 26 40 W 25 37
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG G VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity arrow down
86% 86% 88% 83% 69% 68% 77% 81%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:03 Sunset: 17:55 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 4
Wednesday (1 March 2017)
00 00 03 00 06 00 09 00 12 00 15 00 18 00 21 00
Clear night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Light shower night Light shower night
Temperature (°C) arrow down
3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 5  ° 7  ° 6  ° 5  ° 4  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
-3  ° -3  ° -2  ° 0  ° 2  ° 1  ° 0  ° -2  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 10% 10% 20% 50% 40% 50% 40%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
W 22 32 W 20 28 WSW 19 26 SW 19 27 WSW 23 37 WSW 25 39 WSW 24 36 W 26 37
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG G G G G G VG
Humidity arrow down
84% 88% 91% 89% 80% 78% 82% 83%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:01 Sunset: 17:56 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Thursday (2 March 2017)
00 00 03 00 06 00 09 00 12 00 15 00 18 00 21 00
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Heavy shower day Thunder shower night Cloudy
Temperature (°C) arrow down
3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 5  ° 7  ° 6  ° 5  ° 4  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
-2  ° -3  ° -3  ° -1  ° 2  ° 1  ° 0  ° -1  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
20% 10% 10% 10% 20% 50% 50% 20%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
W 25 34 WSW 23 31 SW 22 29 SW 23 33 SW 25 40 WSW 24 38 WSW 22 32 SW 21 30
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG G G VG G VG VG VG
Humidity arrow down
83% 84% 87% 83% 73% 74% 82% 86%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0
Sunrise: 06:59 Sunset: 17:58 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
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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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