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Yorkshire Dales: latest radar

Wednesday, 27 August 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 1642 on Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Overview for Thursday

Hill fog, rain and drizzle clearing eastwards during the morning, with some sunny spells developing. Showery rain expected mid to late afternoon during Thursday.

Hazards Risk Explanation
Blizzards No Risk  
Heavy snow No Risk  
Storm force winds No Risk  
Gales No Risk  
Severe chill effect No Risk  
Persistent and extensive hill fog High Widespread hill fog around 300 metres clearing by mid-morning.
Thunderstorms No Risk  
Heavy persistent rain No Risk  
Strong Sunlight Low With sunny spells there is a risk of exposure to high UV levels at times.

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Weather summary and probability of precipitation for Thursday
Dawn to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to dusk
Light rain
Light rain
Heavy Rain
Heavy Rain
Light rain
Light rain
Sunny intervals
Sunny intervals
50-70% 70-90% 50-70% 0%

Detailed mountain weather forecast: Yorkshire Dales



Misty start with widespread hill fog, especially across more southwestern slopes, accompanied with overnight rain and drizzle. This will lift and clear to sunny spells and becoming mainly dry by mid to late morning. A band of showery rain will affect most parts for a time in the mid to late afternoon period. Turning drier again with bright or sunny spells into the evening period.


Good or very good, but moderate in showers and rain, poor in mist and very poor in hill fog.

Hill fog

Widespread, overnight hill fog with cloud bases around 350 metres, lifting and clearing by mid morning.

Maximum winds above 400m

Southwesterly 25-30mph with gusts 40mph.


Valleys Plus 12 becoming Plus 18 Celsius
700 m Plus 10 becoming Plus 16 Celsius
Freezing level Will be well above the tops.



Winds at all levels will be noticeably stronger, making it feeling considerably cooler than Thursday. Bright or sunny spells will be limited with generally large cloud amounts, giving some showers or longer spells of rain at times. Some of the showers and rain could be rather heavy at times.


Moderate or poor in showers and rain, and very poor in hill fog.

Hill fog

Hill fog likely at times, mainly in the morning, but possibly during the afternoon and evening in any longer spells of rain, with cloud bases around 400 metres.

Maximum winds above 400m

Southwesterly 35-40mph with gusts 45-50mph.


Valleys Plus 12 becoming Plus 16 Celsius.
700 m Plus 10 becoming Plus 13 Celsius
Freezing level Will be well above the tops.



Bright or sunny spells with strong westerly winds, with gusts possibly reaching gale force over highest ground. Maximum gusts associated with well scattered showers, which could be rather heavy, however some places could remain dry all day.


A mainly dry day with some sunny spells is expected, along with fresh northwesterly winds which will decrease in strength through the day.


Another mainly dry day is in prospect with moderate southwesterly winds, slowly increasing in strength. Current indications are for increasing cloudiness in the afternoon bringing a risk of mainly light rain and drizzle, but confidence currently low for this detail.


Altitude 375 metres

Rainfall measured at 15:00 Wednesday, 27 August 2014

  • Last 24 hours 0.0 mm
  • Last 48 hours 0.8 mm
  • Last 72 hours 2.8 mm

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