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Yorkshire Dales

Weather hazards over 300m on Wed 02 Dec 2015

High risk

Winds will gust over 50mph through the morning, giving considerable buffeting.

Medium risk

Persistent extensive hill fog
Persistent hill fog is expected through much of the morning at 400m and above
Heavy persistent rain
A band of rain, heavy at times will cross the park during the morning and afternoon.

Low risk

Storm force winds
Isolated gusts reaching 60-70mph in the morning on exposed peaks and ridges.
Severe chill effect
Gale or storm force winds and rain will cause a chill effect, despite milder temperatures initially

No risk

Heavy snow
Strong sunlight

Wed 02 Dec 2015

A wet start as a slow moving band of rain arrives across the park by sunrise. The band of rain, which will be heavy at times, will clear most of the park through the late afternoon.

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Precipitation probability
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Moderate in the early drizzle and rain through the morning with only neighbouring fells visible. Improving to good in the afternoon, with best conditions in the north of the park.

Hill Fog

Occasional patches in the early morning and overnight at 600m, becoming more persistent at 400m as the band of rain passes through. Clearing from the northern parts in the afternoon, with some isolated patches above 600m in the south of the park overnight.

Max wind above 400m

Southwesterly 50mph, gusting 60-70mph in the morning. Easing and changing direction later to become northerly 20mph with gusts of 30mph by the evening.


Plus 8 Celsius at first, rising to plus 11 Celsius, then falling in the evening to around plus 5.
Around plus 5 Celsius, then falling in the evening to around plus 1 Celsius.
Freezing level:
Initially well above summits, the freezing level will fall to 500m overnight in the north of the park where the rain has cleared.

Recent Rainfall

375 m
Rainfall measured at:
0300 on Wed 02 Dec 2015
Last 24 hours:
8.8 mm
Last 48 hours:
25.0 mm
Last 72 hours:
36.0 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.

Thu 03 Dec 2015

After a dry start, a band of heavy, persistent rain will spread north across the park through the day, before clearing slowly through the evening.


Generally moderate in the rain through the day, but becoming good in any drier spells.

Hill Fog

Occasional hill fog 400m in association with the rain then clearing overnight.

Max wind above 400m

Initially 25mph gusting 35mph southeasterly, turning to become 15mph northeasterly through the day.


Plus 4 Celsius at first, rising to plus 8 Celsius. Temperatures falling sharply overnight to plus 1 Celsius, and below zero in frost-prone places.
Around plus 2 Celsius.
Freezing level:
In places north of the rain, the freezing level will be at the summits, but higher elsewhere. Freezing level will fall to become around 700m everywhere overnight.

Fri 04 Dec 2015

Cold at first, with freezing levels around 800m. In the afternoon, freezing levels rising above summits as a band of rain, heavy at times, arrives over the park. Southwesterly winds strengthening, with severe gales possible as the rain arrives overnight.

Sat 05 Dec 2015

Colder, showery conditions after the early rain clears, with a chance of a snow shower over the peaks. Winds remaining strong and southwesterly. Freezing level generally above summits, but perhaps falling to 800m across northern areas later.

Sun 06 Dec 2015

Unsettled conditions likely, with strong winds and some heavy precipitation over the park. Moderate to strong southwesterly winds. Freezing levels above summits.

Issued at: 0349 on Wed 02 Dec 2015