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Yorkshire Dales

Weather hazards over 300m on Thu 29 Jan 2015

High risk

Heavy snow
Snow showers will be heavy and prolonged at times, giving significant fresh accumulations.
Severe chill effect
Near-gale gusts will give considerable wind-chill if not adequately protected.

Medium risk

Blizzards
Heavy snow showers together with strong winds at altitude bring the risk of zero visibility.
Gales
A medium risk of occasional gale force gusts over high ground associated with showers.

Low risk

Thunderstorms
It is possible that some of the heavier showers will carry a risk of lightning.
Strong sunlight
From late morning, any breaks in the cloud mean sunlight will reflect off the snowpack.

No risk

Storm force winds
none
Persistent extensive hill fog
none
Heavy persistent rain
none

Thu 29 Jan 2015

Cold and windy through much of the day, especially the morning, with frequent and heavy snow showers, these possibly accompanied by hail and lightning at times. Significant fresh accumulations of snow are likely on most hills, peaks and ridges, with a risk of temporary blizzard, white-out and drifting conditions. Some breaks between the showers are also likely, with some sunshine. A cold, dry wind will give a significant wind-chill effect. A reducing risk of showers during the evening period, but then returning later in the night.

Time
0600 to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to 1800 1800 to 2100 2100 to 2400
Weather
Heavy snow shower day Heavy snow shower day Heavy snow shower day Heavy snow shower day Light snow shower night Light snow shower night
Precipitation probability
70% 50% 60% 50% 40% 30%

Visibility

Good outside of showers, but quickly dropping to very poor at times, especially during heavy snow showers.

Hill Fog

Broken above 300m during heavy snow showers.

Max wind above 400m

Westerly or northwesterly 45 mph.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 2 Celsius.
800m:
Minus 4 Celsius.
Freezing level:
Valley level.

Recent Rainfall

Location:
Malham
Altitude:
375 m
Rainfall measured at:
0300 on Thu 29 Jan 2015
Last 24 hours:
0.0 mm
Last 48 hours:
0.0 mm
Last 72 hours:
0.0 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.

Issued at: 0409 on Thu 29 Jan 2015

Fri 30 Jan 2015

Further wintry conditions with bright conditions mixed with sleet and snow showers (freezing levels slightly higher than on Thursday), with fresh snowfall becoming more restricted to higher peaks. Further strong winds with significant wind chill likely. It may become drier during the afternoon and evening.

Visibility

Poor during any wintry showers, but clearing to good during dry conditions.

Hill Fog

Broken above 300m during heavy snow showers.

Max wind above 400m

Westerly or northwesterly 40 mph.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 5 Celsius.
800m:
Minus 2 Celsius.
Freezing level:
Rising to 500 metres during the day.

Issued at: 0409 on Thu 29 Jan 2015

Sat 31 Jan 2015

Further showers, wintry over peaks, likely during the early hours, then perhaps a mainly dry day with freezing levels falling to valley level again, but plenty of winter sunshine. Greater risk of snow showers during the afternoon. Widespread ice likely to develop overnight.

Issued at: 0409 on Thu 29 Jan 2015

Sun 01 Feb 2015

Chance of a few snow showers during the early hours, but it's currently looking like a mainly dry, cold and bright day with a strong to gale northwesterly wind. A very cold night to follow with widespread ice and perhaps hoar frost developing, with lying snow freezing hard.

Issued at: 0409 on Thu 29 Jan 2015

Mon 02 Feb 2015

Feeling very cold but mostly dry again with bright skies, and winds becoming less strong than Sunday with a moderate northwesterly breeze giving significant wind chill.

Issued at: 0409 on Thu 29 Jan 2015