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Yorkshire Dales - Mountain weather forecast

Weather warnings

Warnings affecting Yorkshire Dales over the next 5 days

Confidence

High for poor conditions at times Tuesday onwards, but lower for rainfall detail.

  • This evening
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Further outlook

Sunday 25 June 2017

Sunset: 21:46
Moon phase: New

Dry with clear periods developing.

Monday 26 June 2017

Weather hazards

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Strong sunlight has a heightened effect at altitude with a higher risk of sunburn and eye damage. High temperatures, especially when combined with high humidity, may lead to heat stroke or heat exhaustion. Snow-covered terrain will increase the effect of harmful UV rays, especially on the eyes. It is advisable to wear sun block and good quality eye-protection even on overcast days.

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Forecast

Mostly dry and bright. Some evening rain.

Weather

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Weather at 600m Clear night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Light rain
Chance of precipitation at 600m 00% 00% 00% 00% 00% 10% 20% 60%

Wind speed and direction

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Altitude above mean sea level
600m W 11 18 W 10 15 W 11 14 W 9 13 W 8 12 SW 6 10 SE 3 5 E 9 14
300m W 7 17 W 6 14 W 7 13 W 6 12 W 6 12 SW 5 9 SE 2 5 E 6 13
Valley NW 2 8 W 2 6 SW 2 5 W 5 11 W 6 12 W 4 9 NE 2 4 E 5 11

Temperature

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Altitude above mean sea level
600m 7 ° 6 ° 7 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 9 °
300m 8 ° 7 ° 10 ° 12 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 °
Valley 8 ° 8 ° 10 ° 13 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 °

Feels like temperature

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Altitude above mean sea level
600m 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 6 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 7 °
300m 6 ° 5 ° 8 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 10 °
Valley 8 ° 7 ° 10 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 12 °

Freezing level

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Freezing level i 1,500 m 1,500 m 1,500 m 1,600 m 1,700 m 1,700 m 1,900 m 2,900 m
Sunrise: 04:37
Sunset: 21:46
Moon phase: New

Weather

A dry morning with some sunshine, becoming cloudier through the afternoon with some patchy rain likely to spread from the west into the evening.

Chance of cloud-free mountain/hill tops at 600m

90%.

Visibility

Mostly good.

Meteorologist's view

Nothing to add.

Recent rainfall

  • Location: Malham
  • Altitude: 375m
  • Measurement date: 15:00 on Sun 25 Jun 2017
  • Last 24 hours: 3.6mm
  • Last 48 hours: 8.2mm
  • Last 72 hours: 10.6mm

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.

Tuesday 27 June 2017

Sunrise: 04:37
Sunset: 21:46
Moon phase: Waxing crescent

Weather

Rain likely to become heavier and persistent for a time through the early hours, with increasing cloud across east facing hill tops. Rain easing through the day, but areas of cloud likely to continue to affect higher east facing hill tops.

Temperature

  • At 600m Plus 11.
  • Valley Plus 10 rising to Plus 16.
  • Freezing level Well above summits.

Visibility

Persistent cloud above 500 metres at first, more especially on east facing hills, giving navigational difficulties. A few breaks may develop through the day, particularly in the west, but areas of cloud will continue to affect east facing hill tops.

Chance of cloud-free mountain/hill tops at 600m

10% at first, but becoming 30% through the day.

Maximum wind speed expected

Easterly 20-25 mph, gusts 30-35 mph.

Wednesday 28 June 2017

Sunrise: 04:38
Sunset: 21:46
Moon phase: Waxing crescent

A further period of heavy and persistent rain is likely, with extensive cloud across the hills. However, currently there is considerable uncertainty regarding detail.

Thursday 29 June 2017

Sunrise: 04:39
Sunset: 21:46
Moon phase: Waxing crescent

Probably brighter but with a risk of scattered heavy showers.

Friday 30 June 2017

Sunrise: 04:39
Sunset: 21:46
Moon phase: Waxing crescent

Further heavy showers likely, perhaps stronger northwest winds developing.

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The Yorkshire Dales National Park covers an area of 683 square miles and is a collection of rivers, valleys and hills.

The National Park 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 is an underground world of caves and potholes with stalactites and stalagmites, cathedral sized chambers, underground rivers and waterfalls.

A gentler outlook awaits visitors in the Yorkshire Dales, compared to the much more imposing ranges of the Lake District. The tallest of the gentle rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales is Whernside, which reaches 736 metres. Known as 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 miles.

Walkers shouldn't be under the illusion that the Yorkshire Dales doesn't offer challenges for ardent mountain walkers. Instead, a 'Three Peaks Challenge', which takes in Whernside, Ingelborough and Pen-y-Ghent, sees walkers cover over 23 miles and almost 1,600 metres of ascent. The record for completing all three currently stands at around two and a half hours.