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Ten Tors 2017 weather forecast

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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.

Back to the events calendar.

  • Heavy rain 9 °C

    5 °C

  • Light rain 11 °C

    5 °C

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    5 °C

  • Cloudy 11 °C

    5 °C

  • Cloudy 11 °C

    4 °C

  • Cloudy 11 °C

    5 °C

  • Cloudy 12 °C

    5 °C

Sunday (30 April 2017)
Now
Heavy rain
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
6  °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
3  °
Precipitation probability Expand
90%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 12 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
P
Humidity Expand
97%
UV index Expand
0
Sunrise: 05:53 Sunset: 20:34 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Monday (1 May 2017)
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Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 7  ° 8  ° 9  ° 9  ° 10  ° 11  ° 11  ° 10  ° 10  ° 9  ° 8  ° 8  ° 7  ° 7  °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
1  ° 1  ° 1  ° 1  ° 2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 3  ° 3  ° 4  ° 4  ° 6  ° 7  ° 7  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 7  ° 6  ° 6  ° 5  ° 5  ° 4  °
Precipitation probability Expand
90% 90% 90% 90% 90% 90% 90% 90% 90% 80% 50% 40% 20% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 16 30 WNW 17 33 WNW 18 34 WNW 17 33 WNW 15 29 WNW 14 27 WNW 13 25 NW 12 23 NNW 10 20 N 9 16 N 9 16 N 10 17 NNW 9 16 NNW 9 15 NW 10 18 NW 11 20 NW 13 22 NW 13 24 NW 14 24 NNW 13 24 NNW 12 23 NNW 11 22 NNW 11 22 N 11 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M G M M M M M M P VG VG E VG E E E VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
94% 93% 93% 93% 94% 94% 95% 95% 94% 94% 92% 87% 82% 77% 76% 73% 72% 74% 76% 80% 86% 91% 91% 92%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 4 3 3 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 0
Sunrise: 05:51 Sunset: 20:35 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Tuesday (2 May 2017)
0000 0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Fog Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
7  ° 7  ° 6  ° 6  ° 8  ° 11  ° 13  ° 12  ° 9  °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
4  ° 3  ° 2  ° 3  ° 6  ° 9  ° 11  ° 11  ° 7  °
Precipitation probability Expand
<5% 10% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
N 10 20 N 10 21 NNE 10 19 NE 10 19 ENE 10 19 ENE 9 17 NE 7 15 NNE 7 13 N 8 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VP G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
94% 94% 96% 96% 85% 72% 64% 72% 84%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 3 5 3 1 0
Sunrise: 05:49 Sunset: 20:37 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 4
Wednesday (3 May 2017)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
7  ° 6  ° 5  ° 8  ° 10  ° 10  ° 10  ° 7  °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
5  ° 3  ° 2  ° 5  ° 8  ° 8  ° 7  ° 5  °
Precipitation probability Expand
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% <5% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNE 9 14 NE 10 17 NE 11 18 NE 11 21 NE 11 22 NE 12 24 NE 11 20 NE 11 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
94% 95% 92% 81% 68% 69% 73% 80%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 5 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:47 Sunset: 20:39 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3
Thursday (4 May 2017)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
6  ° 5  ° 6  ° 8  ° 10  ° 11  ° 10  ° 8  °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
3  ° 2  ° 2  ° 4  ° 7  ° 8  ° 8  ° 5  °
Precipitation probability Expand
10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NE 12 20 NE 13 21 NE 13 22 ENE 14 25 ENE 14 27 ENE 13 25 ENE 11 18 ENE 16 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG G VG VG
Humidity Expand
84% 90% 90% 82% 75% 72% 74% 79%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 4 3 1 0
Sunrise: 05:46 Sunset: 20:40 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 4
Friday (5 May 2017)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
6  ° 4  ° 5  ° 8  ° 10  ° 11  ° 10  ° 8  °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
2  ° 0  ° 0  ° 4  ° 6  ° 7  ° 6  ° 4  °
Precipitation probability Expand
<5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ENE 16 25 ENE 16 24 ENE 17 27 ENE 19 32 E 20 34 E 22 38 E 20 32 E 23 35
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
85% 90% 91% 81% 72% 69% 79% 80%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 5 3 1 0
Sunrise: 05:44 Sunset: 20:42 Moon phase: First quarter
Saturday (6 May 2017)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
7  ° 6  ° 5  ° 8  ° 10  ° 11  ° 10  ° 8  °
Show all detail Show all detail
Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
2  ° 1  ° 0  ° 4  ° 6  ° 8  ° 8  ° 6  °
Precipitation probability Expand
10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 20% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
E 22 34 ENE 22 33 ENE 21 33 ENE 21 35 E 20 34 E 16 27 E 13 21 ENE 13 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G G G G VG G VG
Humidity Expand
84% 88% 90% 83% 74% 74% 78% 84%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 5 3 1 0
Sunrise: 05:42 Sunset: 20:43 Moon phase: First quarter

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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