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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

    12 °C

  • Mist 14 °C

    11 °C

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    9 °C

  • Sunny intervals 12 °C

    6 °C

  • Cloudy 12 °C

    9 °C

  • Light rain 11 °C

    5 °C

Tuesday (Tuesday 24 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
Fog Drizzle Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Fog Light rain Light rain Drizzle Drizzle Fog Fog Fog Fog Fog Fog Fog Fog Fog Fog Cloudy Cloudy
30% 40% 60% 90% 90% 60% 30% 50% 50% 30% 30% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 9 21 SW 10 22 SW 13 26 SW 11 23 SW 12 26 SW 13 27 SW 13 28 SW 13 27 SW 14 28 SW 16 30 SW 16 31 SW 16 31 SW 16 31 SW 16 31 SW 15 30 SW 15 29 SW 15 28 SW 14 27 SW 13 26 SW 14 27 SW 14 27 SW 14 27 SW 14 28
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VP VP VP VP VP VP VP VP VP VP VP VP VP VP VP VP VP VP VP VP VP G G
Humidity Expand
98% 99% 100% 99% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 99% 99% 99% 99% 98% 98% 98% 99% 98% 98% 97% 97% 96% 96%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:53 Sunset: 18:06 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (Wednesday 25 October 2017)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Fog Drizzle Cloudy Cloudy Fog Fog Fog
10% 20% 30% 60% 50% 10% 20% 20% 30%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 12 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 11 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 15 29 SW 15 29 SW 14 26 WSW 10 20 W 5 10 WSW 5 10 SW 5 10 SSW 7 12 SW 9 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G M VP VP M M VP VP VP
Humidity Expand
95% 96% 99% 99% 97% 91% 92% 99% 99%
UV index Expand
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:54 Sunset: 18:04 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 26 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 14 ° 14 ° 11 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 10 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 9 17 SW 8 14 SW 7 12 SW 8 14 WSW 10 19 W 8 15 W 6 10 W 6 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M VG G VG VG VG VG G
Humidity Expand
98% 97% 97% 95% 85% 85% 96% 98%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:56 Sunset: 18:02 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 27 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Mist Overcast Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Clear night Partly cloudy night
10% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 9 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 7 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 7 12 NW 8 13 NNW 8 14 NNW 8 15 N 9 17 NNW 8 15 NW 7 11 NW 7 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G P G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
98% 98% 97% 89% 80% 77% 92% 95%
UV index Expand
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:58 Sunset: 18:01 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 28 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light rain
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 40% 50% 40%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 9 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 6 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 7 11 WNW 9 14 WNW 12 19 WNW 13 23 WNW 16 29 WNW 16 28 WNW 16 28 NW 16 26
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G VG VG M G G G
Humidity Expand
95% 96% 94% 92% 88% 90% 94% 95%
UV index Expand
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:59 Sunset: 17:59 Moon phase: First quarter
Sunday (Sunday 29 October 2017)
01:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Light rain Light rain Overcast Cloudy
10% 10% 40% 10% 40% 40% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 8 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NW 15 26 NW 15 26 NW 14 23 NNW 13 22 NNW 12 22 NNW 11 20 NNW 10 16 N 9 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G VG VG VG G
Humidity Expand
95% 95% 95% 90% 81% 82% 85% 89%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:01 Sunset: 17:57 Moon phase: First quarter
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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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