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Ten Tors 2017 weather forecast

Dartmoor National Park countryside

Fri 5 MaySun 7 May 2017

Each year, thousands of young people take up the Ten Tors challenge across Dartmoor National Park.

The weather plays a major part in the successful completion of the event for everyone taking part.

Check the Dartmoor National Park forecast before you set off. You can also check river levels and flood warnings with the Environment Agency.


Ten Tors 2017 weather forecast

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  • Fog 14 °C

    10 °C

  • Light rain 13 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 11 °C

    9 °C

  • Heavy rain 11 °C

    7 °C

  • Light shower day 10 °C

    8 °C

  • Light rain 13 °C

    11 °C

Wednesday (Wednesday 18 October 2017)
Now 02:00 03:00 04:00 05:00 06:00 07:00 08:00 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Overcast Mist Drizzle Fog Fog Fog Fog Fog Fog Fog Fog Fog Fog Fog Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Fog Clear night Mist Partly cloudy night
20% 20% 40% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 20% <5% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NE 6 14 ENE 7 15 ENE 5 13 ENE 5 13 E 4 13 ESE 4 12 ESE 4 11 E 3 11 ESE 4 11 E 4 10 ESE 4 9 SE 5 9 SSE 6 10 S 6 11 S 7 13 SSW 7 13 SSW 7 12 SSW 5 11 SSW 5 10 SSW 5 11 SSW 5 12 S 5 11 S 5 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M P VP VP VP VP VP VP VP VP VP VP VP VP G VG VG VG G VP M P M
Humidity Expand
98% 99% 99% 99% 99% 99% 100% 100% 100% 99% 99% 99% 98% 96% 91% 87% 88% 94% 96% 97% 98% 98% 99%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:43 Sunset: 18:18 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Thursday (Thursday 19 October 2017)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Fog Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain
10% 10% 20% 10% 10% 20% 90% 90% 90%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 5 12 S 6 13 SSW 6 14 S 8 17 S 11 21 S 17 31 S 20 38 SSW 22 40 SW 23 42
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M VP G VG VG M G VG
Humidity Expand
98% 98% 99% 97% 95% 89% 94% 94% 92%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:44 Sunset: 18:16 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Friday (Friday 20 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Heavy rain Light shower night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Heavy shower night
80% 40% 10% 10% 10% 10% 50% 70%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 7 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 22 40 W 21 37 W 17 29 WSW 12 22 SW 11 20 SSW 13 22 SSE 17 30 SSE 22 40
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G
Humidity Expand
92% 90% 87% 83% 73% 75% 84% 91%
UV index Expand
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:46 Sunset: 18:14 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 21 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Heavy shower night Heavy shower night Heavy shower night Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain
60% 60% 70% 80% 80% 80% 80% 60%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
9 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 24 42 SSW 26 46 SSW 29 51 SW 29 51 SW 28 49 WSW 28 49 W 26 46 W 25 44
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G M M G G G
Humidity Expand
91% 86% 88% 89% 88% 89% 88% 87%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:48 Sunset: 18:12 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 22 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Heavy shower night Heavy rain Light shower night Light shower day Light shower day Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy
70% 80% 40% 40% 40% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 5 ° 6 ° 5 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 25 43 WNW 24 41 WNW 24 41 WNW 23 40 WNW 24 42 WNW 21 37 WNW 18 30 W 16 27
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G VG G G G VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
87% 85% 86% 85% 80% 77% 80% 82%
UV index Expand
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:49 Sunset: 18:10 Moon phase: New
Monday (Monday 23 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain
20% 50% 50% 60% 60% 60% 50% 50%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 15 24 WSW 14 23 SW 13 22 SW 13 22 SSW 15 25 SSW 15 26 SSW 16 26 SSW 15 25
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G G G M G G G
Humidity Expand
86% 92% 95% 93% 91% 91% 94% 95%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:51 Sunset: 18:08 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
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5-7 May - How will the weather affect this year's Ten Tors challenge? Check the forecast for Dartmoor.


You can also check to see if there have been any weather warnings issued that will affect Dartmoor National Park over the Ten Tors weekend.

To find out further information about the event, visit the Ten Tors website.

The challenge

400 teams of six take part in the challenge to complete the course. There are three different course lengths, depending on the age and ability of the team:

  • 35 miles
  • 45 miles
  • 55 miles

The idea of the challenge is for the teenagers to become self-sufficient for the weekend - carrying everything they'll need for the trek and making their own decisions.

Ten Tors and the weather

The weather has played a major part in previous Ten Tors challenges. In 1998, high temperatures meant there was a severe risk of dehydration for the participants. However, two years before that, there were severely low temperatures and Dartmoor National Park was struck by a sleet and snow storm which led to the military having to rescue some of the participants.

Take some time to watch this series of short videos on the skills needed to stay safe both out on the moors and the mountains.

Good luck to all those taking part in this year's event.

The infographic below provides a summary of weather conditions at Okehampton on Dartmoor for the past 17 challenges.

Data are from the weather station at Okehampton, East Okement  Farm, 408 masl.
Daily rainfall totals and daily maximum temperatures are from 0900 GMT day D to 0900 GMT day D+1
Daily minimum temperatures are from 0900 GMT day D-1 to 0900GMT day D

You can check the weather forecast for other events through the Events Calendar.

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