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Yorkshire Dales

Weather hazards over 300m on Thu 28 Jul 2016

High risk

Persistent extensive hill fog
Cloud bases gradually lowering, with hill fog becoming persistent by the afternoon.

Medium risk

Heavy persistent rain
Heavy rain may turn persistent for a time between early morning and early afternoon.

Low risk

No low risks
none

No risk

Blizzards
none
Heavy snow
none
Storm force winds
none
Gales
none
Severe chill effect
none
Thunderstorms
none
Strong sunlight
none

Thu 28 Jul 2016

Cloud cover will increase through night, ahead of a band of rain arriving from the southwest early in the morning. Rain will spread northeast across the dales, with some heavy outbreaks at times. The intensity of the rain should decrease later in the afternoon, with light patchy rain continuing through the rest of the period.

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Precipitation probability
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Visibility

Good at first, then becoming moderate or occasionally poor in rain.

Hill Fog

Occasional patches around 500m to begin, gradually becoming widespread across the dales through the morning. Occasional patches down to 200m from the afternoon onwards, particularly on exposed southern slopes.

Max wind above 400m

Westerly 10-15mph, backing South-westerly for a time during the afternoon.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 11 Celsius, rising to plus 15 Celsius.
800m:
Around plus 10 Celsius.
Freezing level:
Above the summits.

Recent Rainfall

Location:
Malham
Altitude:
375 m
Rainfall measured at:
1500 on Wed 27 Jul 2016
Last 24 hours:
18.4 mm
Last 48 hours:
23.4 mm
Last 72 hours:
25.2 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.

Fri 29 Jul 2016

Cloud and outbreaks of rain will gradually clear southeast through the early morning, with some decent sunny spells expected by mid morning. The rest of the day will see plenty of sunny or clear spells, although perhaps a few showers at times as well. It will feel warmer than Thursday with light winds at valley level.

Visibility

Moderate or occasionally poor to begin, but steadily improving from the northwest through the morning to become very good by the afternoon.

Hill Fog

Widespread hill fog down to 500m with occasional patches as low as 200m to begin. However, cloud will lift and break through the early morning to leave summits free of cloud by the afternoon.

Max wind above 400m

Westerly veering North-westerly 10-15mph.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 14 Celsius, rising to plus 18 Celsius.
800m:
Around plus 11 Celsius.
Freezing level:
Above the summits.

Sat 30 Jul 2016

Variable amounts of cloud, giving a few sunny spells but also a chance of some afternoon showers. Light or moderate westerly winds.

Sun 31 Jul 2016

A mix of sunny spells and scattered showers, these particularly likely during the afternoon. Moderate westerly winds.

Mon 01 Aug 2016

A mix of sunny spells and scattered showers through the afternoon. Turning cloudier from the west overnight. Moderate westerly winds.

Issued at: 1507 on Wed 27 Jul 2016