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Yorkshire Dales mountain area forecast

Forecast issued: 0453 on Thursday, 21 August 2014

Overview for Thursday

Generally cloudy with some outbreaks of showery rain.

Hazards

No risk of Blizzards; Heavy snow; Storm force winds; Gales; Severe chill effect; Persistent extensive hill fog; Thunderstorms; Heavy persistent rain; Strong sunlight;

Weather summary and probability of precipitation for Thursday

Dawn to 0900 Cloudy Cloudy 30% chance of precipitation
0900 to 1200 Light rain showers Light rain showers 50% chance of precipitation
1200 to 1500 Heavy rain showers Heavy rain showers 60% chance of precipitation
1500 to dusk Heavy rain showers Heavy rain showers 40% chance of precipitation

Detailed mountain weather forecast

Thursday

Weather

Rather cloudy throughout the day, with showers or longer outbreaks of rain spreading from the north during the morning, affecting the Dales for much of the day. Showers mostly dying out during the evening, with some bright or sunny spells possible. Breezy on higher ground.

Visibility

Generally very good, but moderate at times in showers or rain.

Hill fog

Well broken above 300m on west facing slopes in showers or rain.

Maximum winds above 400m

West to southwesterly 30mph.

Temperature

Valleys: Plus 6 becoming plus 15 Celsius.
700 m: Plus 7 becoming plus 10 Celsius.
Freezing level: Well above the highest summits.

Friday

Weather

Mainly dry overnight, but a few showers may linger in places. A generally fine day on Friday, with lighter winds and good spells of sunshine. Isolated showers are likely to develop in the afternoon, perhaps rather heavy at times. Still feeling quite chilly in the wind on higher ground.

Visibility

Generally very good, but moderate in any showers.

Hill fog

Well broken above 300m in the early morning, soon clearing.

Maximum winds above 400m

North to northwesterly 20mph.

Temperature

Valleys: Plus 6 Celsius becoming plus 14 Celsius.
700 m: Plus 6 Celsius becoming plus 10 Celsius.
Freezing level: Well above the highest summits.

Outlook

Saturday

After a fine start showers will soon develop, which may be heavy at times in the morning. Showers dying away during the evening, to leave a dry and chilly night with clear spells.

Sunday

A fine and dry day with light winds and long spells of sunshine, though becoming increasingly cloudy from the west later in the day.

Monday

A wet and windy day with spells of rain, some of which will be heavy. Extensive hill fog at times, and winds gusting to gale-force over high ground.


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