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Ten Tors 2017 weather forecast

Dartmoor National Park countryside

Fri 5 May - Sun 7 May 2017

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.


Ten Tors 2017 weather forecast

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  • Cloudy 17 °C

    11 °C

  • Cloudy 16 °C

    10 °C

  • Cloudy 17 °C

    12 °C

  • Light rain 15 °C

    11 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    10 °C

  • Heavy shower day 14 °C

    9 °C

  • Light rain 14 °C

    9 °C

Saturday (Saturday 24 June 2017)
Now 1200 1300 1400 1500 1600 1700 1800 1900 2000 2100 2200 2300
Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Light rain Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 °
Precipitation probability Expand
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 50% 20% 20% 10% 10% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 12 22 WSW 11 20 WSW 10 18 WSW 10 19 WSW 11 21 W 12 22 W 12 22 W 12 22 W 12 22 W 11 21 W 11 22 W 11 22 W 13 25
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G M G M G P G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
95% 92% 90% 89% 90% 88% 93% 91% 90% 89% 89% 90% 91%
UV index Expand
3 3 4 3 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 05:04 Sunset: 21:32 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 25 June 2017)
0000 0100 0200 0300 0400 0500 0600 0700 0800 0900 1000 1100 1200 1300 1400 1500 1600 1700 1800 1900 2000 2100 2200 2300
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night Partly cloudy night Mist Fog Fog Drizzle Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 °
Precipitation probability Expand
<5% <5% <5% <5% 20% 20% 20% 40% 60% 60% 50% 50% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 15 27 W 15 29 W 15 29 W 15 28 W 14 26 W 13 25 W 14 26 WSW 14 27 W 15 29 W 16 30 W 16 30 W 16 30 W 17 31 W 17 31 W 16 30 W 16 28 WNW 15 27 WNW 13 25 WNW 13 23 WNW 11 20 WNW 9 18 WNW 8 14 WNW 6 12 WNW 6 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG P VP VP VP VP VP VP G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG M
Humidity Expand
91% 91% 91% 92% 95% 96% 97% 97% 96% 96% 94% 91% 87% 81% 80% 79% 78% 79% 81% 80% 83% 86% 90% 93%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 3 4 5 4 4 3 3 2 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 05:04 Sunset: 21:32 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 26 June 2017)
0000 0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 12 ° 15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 16 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 14 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 13 °
Precipitation probability Expand
10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 5 9 NW 4 8 WSW 2 5 SE 4 8 SE 6 12 SSE 7 14 S 8 16 S 7 13 S 5 7
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G G VG VG VG M M
Humidity Expand
95% 96% 97% 92% 78% 75% 75% 77% 88%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 4 7 4 1 0
Sunrise: 05:05 Sunset: 21:32 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (Tuesday 27 June 2017)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Light rain Light rain Light rain Light shower day Light shower night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
13 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 °
Precipitation probability Expand
10% 50% 10% 50% 50% 50% 30% 30%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 5 8 SSW 7 11 SSW 9 15 N 9 16 SSW 8 15 SSW 8 16 NNW 8 14 WNW 7 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M G G M M M G
Humidity Expand
87% 89% 88% 87% 90% 88% 87% 92%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:05 Sunset: 21:32 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 28 June 2017)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
12 ° 11 ° 12 ° 14 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
10 ° 9 ° 10 ° 12 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 °
Precipitation probability Expand
10% 10% 10% 10% 30% 10% 20% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 9 13 W 9 13 W 10 15 WNW 9 17 NW 10 20 NW 12 23 NW 12 21 WNW 10 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M G G G VG G VG VG
Humidity Expand
95% 97% 94% 85% 78% 80% 82% 90%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 5 4 1 0
Sunrise: 05:06 Sunset: 21:32 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Thursday (Thursday 29 June 2017)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Heavy shower day Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
9 ° 8 ° 9 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 °
Precipitation probability Expand
10% 10% 10% 40% 40% 40% 50% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 10 13 NW 11 16 WNW 11 16 WNW 10 17 WNW 12 20 NW 14 23 NW 15 23 NW 15 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
95% 95% 92% 85% 82% 82% 85% 89%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 5 3 1 0
Sunrise: 05:06 Sunset: 21:32 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Friday (Friday 30 June 2017)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Cloudy Clear night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 °
Show all detail Show all detail
Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 °
Precipitation probability Expand
10% 10% 10% 20% 40% 40% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NW 15 22 NW 16 23 NW 16 25 NW 17 28 NW 18 31 NW 18 31 NW 18 30 WNW 15 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
92% 93% 92% 85% 81% 76% 73% 83%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 5 3 2 0
Sunrise: 05:07 Sunset: 21:31 Moon phase: Waxing crescent

Issued at:

5-7 May - How will the weather affect this year's 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 participants.

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 17 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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