Mountain Weather forecast - Yorkshire Dales National Park

The Yorkshire Dales National Park covers an area of 1,769 square kilometres and is a collection of rivers, valleys and hills. It lies within the county boundaries of historic Yorkshire with much of the landscape consisting of limestone country; lush green valleys known locally as 'dales' crested with white limestone cliffs known as 'scars'. Hidden beneath these hills and peaks lie an underground world of countless caves and potholes with stalactites and stalagmites, cathedral sized chambers, underground rivers and waterfalls. Visitors and local residents participate in many activities such as sightseeing, walking, cycling, mountain biking, rock climbing, caving and paragliding.

A decidedly more gentle outlook awaits visitors in the Yorkshire Dales, compared to the much more imposing ranges of the Lake District. This is because of its geography, where rivers have carved V-shaped valleys into the gentle, rolling hills.

The tallest of these mountains is Whernside, which reaches 736 metres above sea level. Dubbed the 'King of the Dales', Whernside may not be the tallest of mountains on offer in the UK, but still rewards those who make the journey with views that stretch for scores of miles, with the clearest of days even allowing for views of Blackpool Tower.

Walkers shouldn't be under the illusion that the Yorkshire Dales don't offer challenges for ardent mountain walkers. Instead, a 'Three Peaks Challenge', which takes in Whernside, Ingelborough and Pen-y-Ghent sees walkers cover 23.3 miles and almost 1,600 metres of ascent. The record for completing all three currently stands at around two and a half hours.

The Yorkshire Dales Mountains weather page provides a 5 day weather forecast for many places within Yorkshire Dales National Park and the surrounding area, featuring 3 hourly updates on weather conditions for rainfall, temperature, wind speed and wind direction.

Weather Warnings and alerts for the Yorkshire Dales region are also displayed during periods of severe weather. We warn the public and emergency responders of severe or hazardous weather which has the potential to cause danger to life or widespread disruption through our National Severe Weather Warning Service. Weather warnings are displayed for rain, snow, wind, fog and ice. For more information please view our weather warnings guide page.

Discover new adventures in mountainous areas with Ordnance Survey maps and map bundles.

Weather hazards over 300m

Sorry, forecast is available in English only.

Blizzards Heavy snow Storm force winds
Gales Severe chill effect Persistent hill fog
Thunderstorms Heavy persistent rain Strong sunlight