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Ten Tors 2019 weather forecast

Dartmoor National Park countryside

Fri 10 MaySun 12 May 2019

Each year 3,000 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.

This week’s weather forecast for Postbridge gives an indication of the high moor’s weather. The forecast for other locations can be obtained by searching for specific locations from our homepage or through the National Park forecast page.

  • Overcast 14 °C

    11 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    9 °C

  • Light shower day 13 °C

    6 °C

  • Sunny intervals 14 °C

    5 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    10 °C

  • Light rain 15 °C

    11 °C

  • Light shower day 16 °C

    11 °C

Tuesday (Tuesday 18 June 2019)
Now 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
Light shower day Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Heavy rain Light rain
40% 80% 80% 50% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 80% 60%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSE 5 10 SE 4 8 SE 4 7 ESE 4 7 ESE 5 9 ESE 5 8 E 4 7 E 5 8 ENE 5 7 NE 6 9 NE 5 10 NE 5 9 NE 5 11 NNE 5 9 NNE 6 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G M G G VG VG VG VG VG VG G G G M P
Humidity
88% 93% 93% 92% 90% 90% 91% 89% 88% 87% 89% 92% 94% 96% 97%
UV index
2 3 3 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 05:03 Sunset: 21:31 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 3 Pollen: H
Wednesday (Wednesday 19 June 2019)
00:00 01:00 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
Heavy rain Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Heavy rain Light rain Mist Mist Mist Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Clear night Partly cloudy night
80% 60% 90% 80% 60% 80% 60% 30% 30% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNE 7 13 NNE 7 14 N 8 15 N 9 16 N 9 17 N 9 17 NNW 9 17 NNW 10 18 NNW 10 18 NW 11 19 NW 11 20 NW 12 22 NW 13 23 NW 13 24 WNW 13 24 WNW 14 25 WNW 14 25 WNW 14 25 WNW 14 25 WNW 13 25 WNW 13 23 W 12 22 W 11 21 W 11 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
P VP VP P P P VP P P P M M VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
97% 97% 98% 98% 97% 98% 97% 98% 97% 96% 94% 91% 86% 82% 78% 74% 73% 74% 74% 76% 80% 86% 91% 92%
UV index
1 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 5 5 4 3 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 05:03 Sunset: 21:31 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 2 Pollen: M
Thursday (Thursday 20 June 2019)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% 10% 40% 40% 40% 30% <5%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 7 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 11 20 W 11 20 W 11 20 WSW 11 20 W 13 24 W 13 24 W 13 24 W 12 22 W 9 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG G G VG G VG
Humidity
93% 93% 94% 92% 81% 77% 75% 77% 90%
UV index
1 4 5 3 1
Sunrise: 05:03 Sunset: 21:31 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 2 Pollen: H
Friday (Friday 21 June 2019)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Partly cloudy night Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 9 ° 12 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 4 ° 7 ° 10 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 9 14 WSW 8 12 W 7 12 WNW 8 17 WNW 8 17 NW 8 18 NW 7 15 NNW 5 6
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
94% 95% 90% 73% 64% 59% 64% 88%
UV index
1 4 6 4 1
Sunrise: 05:03 Sunset: 21:32 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 2 Pollen: H
Saturday (Saturday 22 June 2019)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 5 ° 8 ° 13 ° 15 ° 15 ° 13 ° 11 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 3 ° 7 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNE 4 5 ENE 5 6 E 6 10 SE 10 19 SE 12 25 SE 12 24 ESE 12 21 ESE 14 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
94% 95% 87% 72% 61% 62% 69% 81%
UV index
1 4 6 4 1
Sunrise: 05:03 Sunset: 21:32 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 2 Pollen: VH
Sunday (Sunday 23 June 2019)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain
10% 20% 10% 20% 20% 80% 80% 80%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ESE 15 23 ESE 16 23 ESE 16 24 SE 15 26 SE 15 27 SE 15 26 SE 15 24 SSE 13 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G M M M
Humidity
85% 89% 90% 88% 85% 87% 91% 94%
UV index
1 2 3 2 1
Sunrise: 05:04 Sunset: 21:32 Moon phase: Third quarter
Monday (Monday 24 June 2019)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Light rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Sunny intervals Light shower night
50% 50% 20% 20% 40% 40% 40% 40%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 12 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 13 20 S 12 18 S 12 18 S 13 23 SSW 15 28 SSW 15 28 SSW 14 25 SSW 12 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M M G G G G G
Humidity
96% 96% 95% 92% 86% 85% 88% 93%
UV index
1 3 4 3 1
Sunrise: 05:04 Sunset: 21:32 Moon phase: Third quarter
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10-12 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 challenges

400 teams of six take part in the challenge to complete the course. There are are 26 routes over three different course lengths, to be completed depending on the age of the participants:

  • 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.

In parallel on the Saturday, 400 less able people take part in the Jubilee Challenge over distances between 7.8 and 15 miles.

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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