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Yorkshire Dales

Weather hazards over 300m on Fri 24 Feb 2017

High risk

No high risks
none

Medium risk

Gales
SSW gales developing after dark.
Severe chill effect
Sub-zero hills and fresh winds.
Persistent extensive hill fog
During evening especially southern and western fells.
Heavy persistent rain
From mid to late evening

Low risk

Strong sunlight
Some sunshine on fresh snowcover on the summits, with glare.

No risk

Blizzards
none
Heavy snow
none
Storm force winds
none
Thunderstorms
none

Fri 24 Feb 2017

A bright and mainly dry day on Friday, with some sunshine in the morning and early afternoon. During the afternoon cloud thickens up and then towards early evening outbreaks of rain, with snow above 450-600m, will arrive from the west. After dark this rain will become more persistent, though will turn to rain at all levels freezing levels rise above the tops. Hill fog will also become more widespread as the evening goes on and gales develop on the felltops.

Time
0600 to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to 1800 1800 to 2100 2100 to 2400
Weather
Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Heavy snow Heavy rain
Precipitation probability
10% 0% 10% 40% 40% 90%

Visibility

Good for a large part of the day but falling moderate to poor in evening with hill fog.

Hill Fog

During the day only patchy hill fog mainly above 750-900m then becoming extensive to 600m in the evening but lowering to 300-450m over southern and western fells later.

Max wind above 400m

WNW 20 gusts 30 during the morning. Becoming SSW 30 gusts 40mph in the evening with gusts 55mph by midnight.

Temperature

Valleys:
Minus 1 Celsius at dawn rising Plus 6 in the afternoon, falling little in the evening.
800m:
Minus 2 Celsius, rising to Plus 2 Celsius by late evening.
Freezing level:
450m, rising above summits by late evening.

Recent Rainfall

Location:
Malham
Altitude:
375 m
Rainfall measured at:
0300 on Fri 24 Feb 2017
Last 24 hours:
16.0 mm
Last 48 hours:
24.4 mm
Last 72 hours:
48.2 mm

Rainfall data provided by the Environment Agency. The Met Office is not responsible for content provided by third parties and may remove this data without warning.

Sat 25 Feb 2017

Staying cloudy with persistent rain, heavy at times especially over western fells with extensive hill fog. The best of any drier interludes in the far northeast. Severe gales on the felltops. During the evening the rain should eventually ease and die out.

Visibility

Moderate to poor in rain with extensive hill fog, locally good in drier interludes in shelter at lower levels in the eastern dales.

Hill Fog

Widespread and persistent 450-600m and down to 300m at times in the west.

Max wind above 400m

Southwest 50 gusts 70mph easing westerly 30mph gusts 40mph in the evening.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 9 Celsius, falling Plus 5 during the evening.
800m:
Plus 4 Celsius.
Freezing level:
Above the summits.

Sun 26 Feb 2017

A dry start but cloud and outbreaks of rain, with snow above 700m, will arrive during the morning, this clearing to sunny intervals and occasional showers from mid afternoon. Strengthening southwesterly winds with gales on the tops by midday. Freezing level just above summits so a severe wind chill.

Mon 27 Feb 2017

Clear or sunny intervals and further showers these turning to snow down to about 300m and wintry at times to low levels. Strong southwest winds on the tops and with freezing levels around 450m still a severe wind chill.

Tue 28 Feb 2017

Another day of sunshine and showers, these mostly wintry. Less windy, but a strong northwesterly on the tops in the afternoon.

Issued at: 0355 on Fri 24 Feb 2017