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Yorkshire Dales

Weather hazards over 300m on Sat 06 Feb 2016

High risk

Gales
Gusts occasionally exceeding 50mph through the day.

Medium risk

Severe chill effect
Strong winds combined with the wet conditions will lead to a severe chill risk.
Persistent extensive hill fog
Hill fog will become persistent down to around 400m through the middle of the day.

Low risk

Heavy persistent rain
Persistent rain will be heavy at times.

No risk

Blizzards
none
Heavy snow
none
Storm force winds
none
Thunderstorms
none
Strong sunlight
none

Sat 06 Feb 2016

Overcast but dry at first. A band of rain arrives from the southwest around mid morning, and persists across the park until the evening with some heavy bursts. It will remain somewhat cloudy as the rain band clears, with patchy showers following, these wintry on the highest peaks.

Time
0600 to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to 1800 1800 to 2100 2100 to 2400
Weather
Partly cloudy night Light rain Heavy rain Light rain Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
Precipitation probability
40% 80% 80% 60% 30% 30%

Visibility

Visibility will be good in the early hours but will generally be moderate during the day's rain, with only adjacent peaks visible. Visibility may be poor in snow on high ground.

Hill Fog

Peaks will generally be clear of hill fog at first, but patches down to 400-500m can be expected in association with the band of rain crossing the park.

Max wind above 400m

Southerly 30-35mph with gusts of 50mph.

Temperature

Valleys:
Around plus 3 Celsius at first, rising to plus 7 Celsius during the afternoon, then falling to plus 4 Celsius overnight.
800m:
Zero Celsius, increasing to plus 3 Celsius.
Freezing level:
Just above the summits.

Recent Rainfall

Location:
Malham
Altitude:
375 m
Rainfall measured at:
0300 on Sat 6 Feb 2016
Last 24 hours:
8.2 mm
Last 48 hours:
19.4 mm
Last 72 hours:
30.0 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.

Sun 07 Feb 2016

Scattered showers will fall as snow above 400m during the morning before the snow level increases. The showers will become quite frequent and heavy at times and there is a risk of thunder. A band of more persistent rain and hill snow will push in around dusk.

Visibility

Excellent at times, giving clear views of distant peaks, however visibility will fall to moderate in any rain or showers, leaving only adjacent peaks visible. Visibility will become poor in any snow.

Hill Fog

Widespread hill fog down to 400m or so, clearing for a time in the afternoon, but returning with the band of rain arriving later.

Max wind above 400m

Southwesterly 35-40mph with gusts of 55mph, possibly reaching 50mph with gusts of 70mph for a time around midday.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 4 Celsius around dawn, rising to plus 5 or 6 Celsius.
800m:
Around zero Celsius.
Freezing level:
600-800m.

Mon 08 Feb 2016

Scattered showers and some bright or sunny spells. The showers will occasionally be heavy and thundery, giving snow over the higher peaks. Southwesterly gales easing a little. Freezing level 800m.

Tue 09 Feb 2016

Isolated showers through the day, with further snow on the peaks. Showers will ease overnight. Moderate westerly winds, becoming northerly later. Freezing level 600-800m.

Wed 10 Feb 2016

Turning colder but mostly dry. Sunny spells and light winds. Freezing levels lowering to 200-400m.

Issued at: 0331 on Sat 06 Feb 2016