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Yorkshire Dales

Weather hazards over 300m on Mon 22 Dec 2014

High risk

Gales
Gales will cause considerable buffeting in exposure.
Heavy persistent rain
Rain will be persistent and heavy, especially in the west, through the day.

Medium risk

Storm force winds
Occasional gusts of around 70mph can be expected for the most exposed parts.
Severe chill effect
Full winter clothing required to protect from strong winds and driving rain.

Low risk

Persistent extensive hill fog
Strong winds are expected to keep hill fog only over the highest peaks.

No risk

Blizzards
none
Heavy snow
none
Thunderstorms
none
Strong sunlight
none

Mon 22 Dec 2014

Very windy, mild and cloudy overnight with occasional rain, most persistent in the northwest of the park. Rain becoming, heavier and more widespread into the morning, remaining most persistent in the west. Staying very windy through much of the day with gales or severe gales over the hills.

Time
0600 to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to 1800 1800 to 2100 2100 to 2400
Weather
Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Heavy rain
Precipitation probability
>90% >90% >90% >90% 90% 90%

Visibility

Moderate or poor, perhaps occasionally good in sheltered eastern parts. Very poor in hill fog.

Hill Fog

Occasionally broken above 500m in more persistent rain.

Max wind above 400m

West to southwest 40-50mph gusting 65-75mph.

Temperature

Valleys:
Between plus 9 and 11 Celsius
800m:
Plus 5 Celsius
Freezing level:
Above the summits throughout.

Recent Rainfall

Location:
Malham
Altitude:
375 m
Rainfall measured at:
0300 on Mon 22 Dec 2014
Last 24 hours:
5.4 mm
Last 48 hours:
10.2 mm
Last 72 hours:
14.0 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: 0354 on Mon 22 Dec 2014

Tue 23 Dec 2014

A similar day to Monday with strong winds and persistent, occasionally heavy rain. Rain will again be heaviest and most persistent in western areas with some sheltered eastern parts of the park seeing some drier spells. Strong winds should tend to ease later in the day. Some footpaths may be flooded with high running watercourses after a spell of persistent rain.

Visibility

Generally moderate to poor but perhaps occasionally good in the east. Very poor in hill fog.

Hill Fog

Occasionally broken above 500m, especially in the west and later in the day when cloud bases may lower to 300-400m for a time.

Max wind above 400m

Southwest 30-40mph gusting 55-65mph.

Temperature

Valleys:
Between plus 8 Celsius and plus 11 Celsius
800m:
Plus 5 Celsius
Freezing level:
Above the summits throughout.

Issued at: 0354 on Mon 22 Dec 2014

Wed 24 Dec 2014

Cloud and any rain should soon clear southeastwards overnight leaving brighter but colder conditions compared to previous days. Mainly dry although the odd fleeting wintry shower is possible. Still quite windy with moderate to strong westerly winds.

Issued at: 0354 on Mon 22 Dec 2014

Thu 25 Dec 2014

Clear spells and a few wintry showers overnight bringing a risk of icy patches for the morning. A few further wintry showers are likely through the day but these should tend to die away with increasingly prolonged sunny spells developing. A brisk west to northwesterly will make it feel cold in exposure through the day. Clear skies and winds easing into the evening will allow a frost to form soon after dusk.

Issued at: 0354 on Mon 22 Dec 2014

Fri 26 Dec 2014

Cold and clear overnight with a sharp frost forming. Sunshine is likely to turn increasingly hazy through the day with cloud, and a risk of strong winds and rain, arriving into the evening.

Issued at: 0354 on Mon 22 Dec 2014