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Yorkshire Dales

Weather hazards over 300m on Wed 22 Feb 2017

High risk

No high risks
none

Medium risk

Gales
At first on Wednesday morning over the tops
Severe chill effect
At first on Wednesday morning over the tops

Low risk

No low risks
none

No risk

Blizzards
none
Heavy snow
none
Storm force winds
none
Persistent extensive hill fog
none
Thunderstorms
none
Heavy persistent rain
none
Strong sunlight
none

Wed 22 Feb 2017

Mainly dry and bright during daylight hours, although there could be the odd shower, these mainly over the northern fells and wintry over the tops. Windy at first with westerly gales and a severe wind chill over the tops, but these steadily easing during the day. Thickening and lowering cloud with outbreaks of rain pushing in from the west later in the evening leading to hill fog. Snow expected over the summits.

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 Sunny intervals Cloudy Sleet
Precipitation probability
20% 10% 10% 10% 30% 80%

Visibility

Very good or excellent during daylight hours out with any wintry showers. Moderate or poor in rain, very poor in any snow.

Hill Fog

Widespread above 600m early and late in the day, occasional or patches to 300m. Patches near or above the summits during daylight hours.

Max wind above 400m

West 40 to 50 gusts 65mph overnight, easing 30 to 40 gust 55mph during the morning, and 25 gust 35mph in the afternoon

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 4 to Plus 8 Celsius
800m:
Plus 5 Celsius falling to Zero Celsius
Freezing level:
Above the summits falling to around 700m

Recent Rainfall

Location:
Malham
Altitude:
375 m
Rainfall measured at:
0300 on Wed 22 Feb 2017
Last 24 hours:
23.8 mm
Last 48 hours:
33.6 mm
Last 72 hours:
38.6 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.

Thu 23 Feb 2017

Overnight rain, heavy at times. Extensive hill fog and strengthening southwest winds, gales developing at height. Rain turning to snow over the summits during the morning, winds moving into the northwest and gale to storm force at height with blizzard conditions and a severe wind chill. Turning more showery during the afternoon and evening, these still wintry with snow mainly above 200m. The northwest winds will slowly ease.

Visibility

Moderate or poor at times, occasionally very poor with whiteout conditions at height. Becoming mostly very good later in the day out with wintry showers.

Hill Fog

Extensive at 600m, occasional 300m. Lifting and breaking later in the day.

Max wind above 400m

Northerly 40 to 60 gusts 80mph or more for a time, easing later in the day.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 4 to Plus 8 Celsius, lowering to around Plus 2 Celsius.
800m:
Zero to Plus 3 Celsius, falling to Minus 1 Celsius.
Freezing level:
Near or above the summits at first, lowering to around 300m.

Fri 24 Feb 2017

A dry, bright and chilly start. Turning cloudy with outbreaks rain, snow for a time at height. Winds strengthening from the southwest, gales or severe gales developing at height.

Sat 25 Feb 2017

Outbreaks of rain, heavy and persistent at times with extensive hill fog. Gales or severe gales at height.

Sun 26 Feb 2017

Bright spells and showers, these wintry at height and falling as snow over the summits. Fresh to strong west or southwest winds at height. Freezing level around the summits.

Issued at: 0332 on Wed 22 Feb 2017