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Yorkshire Dales mountain area forecast

Forecast issued: 1655 on Saturday, 26 July 2014

Overview for Sunday

Dry initially, mainly in the east, with some bright spells and scattered showers developing through the day, some heavy with a risk of lightning later.

Hazards

Medium risk of Thunderstorms: Scattered heavy showers later in the day are likely to carry a risk of lightning strikes.

Medium risk of Strong sunlight: Moderate UV levels are expected during any lengthy sunny periods in the afternoon.

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

Weather summary and probability of precipitation for Sunday

Dawn to 0900 rain rain 60% chance of precipitation
0900 to 1200 rain rain 10% chance of precipitation
1200 to 1500 Sunny intervals Sunny intervals 20% chance of precipitation
1500 to dusk Heavy rain showers Heavy rain showers 60% chance of precipitation

Detailed mountain weather forecast

Sunday

Weather

Rain clearing eastwards after 1am to clearer skies, and feeling a little fresher than of late during the early hours. Mainly dry during the morning but with broken cloud and bright spells, and feeling much fresher than recent days. Scattered heavy showers will develop late morning onwards, some with a risk of lightning. Showers are likely to continue into the evening, but perhaps becoming less abundant and heavy. Winds should be light to moderate at altitude.

Visibility

Generally very good. Reducing though during locally heavy showers.

Hill fog

No significant hill fog is expected.

Maximum winds above 400m

West or northwest 25 mph.

Temperature

Valleys: Plus 14 Celsius rising to Plus 18 Celsius.
700 m: Plus 11 Celsius
Freezing level: Well above the summits.

Monday

Weather

Sunday's showers should ease during the early hours of Monday, with dry and fine conditions likely and light winds after dawn and through the morning. Becoming a little warmer than on Sunday. Some fair weather cloud will develop during the day, and perhaps an isolated light shower, but it should remain dry for a majority of the afternoon and evening.

Visibility

Excellent

Hill fog

No significant hill fog expected.

Maximum winds above 400m

Variable 5 mph

Temperature

Valleys: Plus 20 Celsius
700 m: Plus 12 Celsius
Freezing level: Well above the summits.

Outlook

Tuesday

Becoming breezier during Tuesday and cloudier with some patchy light rain or drizzle coming through during the morning, breaking up to sunshine and scattered light showers during the afternoon. Fairly windy overnight at altitude. Temperatures around normal for the time of year.

Wednesday

Remaining breezy with variable amounts of cloud, some sunny periods and scattered showers, some heavy but perhaps not thundery. Winds may ease later in the evening. Temperatures around normal for the time of year.

Thursday

Similar to Wednesday, with breezy conditions, sunny periods and scattered showers. This time some of the showers could be heavy risk a risk of the odd lightning strike during the afternoon. Temperatures around normal.


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