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Yorkshire Dales

Weather hazards over 300m on Tue 09 Feb 2016

High risk

Severe chill effect
Wintry precipitation on high ground combined with strong wind gives a risk of a severe chill.
Persistent extensive hill fog
Expected above 500m for much of the day.

Medium risk

Blizzards
In the early morning, snow combined with gale-strength gusts gives a risk of total disorientation.

Low risk

Heavy snow
Snow falling on ground over 400m may be heavy at times through the morning.
Heavy persistent rain
In the morning, rain is expected to persist and may be heavy at times.

No risk

Storm force winds
none
Gales
none
Thunderstorms
none
Strong sunlight
none

Tue 09 Feb 2016

Persistent rain across much of the park before dawn, falling as snow on ground above 400m. Through the afternoon, this turns to outbreaks of rain/snow, which clear during the evening. Cloudy for much of the day, but perhaps some breaks late in the evening.

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Weather
Heavy rain Sleet Sleet Sleet shower day Sleet shower day Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
Precipitation probability
80% 80% 60% 40% 40% 20% 0% 0%

Visibility

Moderate in the morning rain, with only neighbouring fells visible, but very poor in the snow on the hills. In the evening, becoming generally good but moderate in any rain.

Hill Fog

Persistent above 500m for much of the day, but breaking up in the late afternoon to leave patches above 500m through the evening.

Max wind above 400m

Southwesterly 20mph gusting 35-40mph. In the afternoon, becomingnorthwesterly10mph gusting 25mph.

Temperature

Valleys:
Around plus 2 Celsius.
800m:
Minus 1 Celsius
Freezing level:
Around 500m.

Recent Rainfall

Location:
Malham
Altitude:
375 m
Rainfall measured at:
1500 on Mon 8 Feb 2016
Last 24 hours:
32.4 mm
Last 48 hours:
40.6 mm
Last 72 hours:
61.4 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.

Wed 10 Feb 2016

A mainly dry day with some good clear/sunny spells, but a shower cannot be ruled out. Any showers would fall as snow on ground above 300m, but as rain to lower levels.

Visibility

Very good with some excellent vistas of the park, but moderate in any showers with only neighbouring peaks visible.

Hill Fog

Peaks generally clear, but patches down to 500m associated with showers.

Max wind above 400m

Westerly or northwesterly 20-25mph with gusts of 30-35mph, easing through the evening.

Temperature

Valleys:
Minus 1 Celsius in the morning, rising to plus 3 Celsius during the day before falling back down after dark.
800m:
Minus 2 Celsius
Freezing level:
Around 400m.

Thu 11 Feb 2016

Another mainly dry day, with isolated wintry showers and perhaps more cloud cover than Wednesday. Moderate westerly winds, turning through south to southeasterly in the evening. Freezing level 200-400m.

Fri 12 Feb 2016

Becoming cloudier, with some outbreaks of rain and hill snow developing. Strong easterly winds. Freezing level 200-400m.

Sat 13 Feb 2016

Overcast with rain/drizzle developing, falling as snow on the fells. Moderate to strong easterly winds. Freezing level 200-400m.

Issued at: 1541 on Mon 08 Feb 2016