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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.

  • Fog 9 °C

    9 °C

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    10 °C

  • Cloudy 12 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 11 °C

    6 °C

  • Cloudy 12 °C

    6 °C

  • Sunny intervals 13 °C

    8 °C

  • Overcast 13 °C

    7 °C

Monday (Monday 15 October 2018)
Now 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Fog Fog Fog Fog
20% 20% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 4 14 NNE 4 10 E 3 11 ESE 4 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VP VP VP VP
Humidity
100% 100% 100% 100%
UV index
Sunrise: 07:38 Sunset: 18:24 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Tuesday (Tuesday 16 October 2018)
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
Fog Fog Fog Fog Cloudy Fog Fog Fog Mist Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Mist
20% 20% 20% 20% 10% 20% 20% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 20%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SE 5 15 SSE 5 14 SSE 5 13 S 6 13 S 5 12 SSW 4 11 SSW 4 9 SSW 4 9 SW 5 10 SW 6 11 SW 7 13 SW 8 14 SW 9 16 SW 10 17 SW 10 19 SW 10 19 SW 10 19 SW 10 18 SW 9 17 SW 9 17 SW 9 16 SW 8 15 SW 8 16 SW 9 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VP VP VP VP M VP VP VP P M M M G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G M P
Humidity
100% 100% 100% 99% 99% 99% 98% 99% 98% 96% 94% 92% 89% 87% 86% 86% 85% 87% 90% 92% 92% 93% 95% 97%
UV index
1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:39 Sunset: 18:22 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (Wednesday 17 October 2018)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Mist Drizzle Mist Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
20% 30% 30% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 8 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 8 15 SW 8 14 WSW 4 8 NW 3 6 N 6 10 N 8 13 NNE 9 16 NNE 10 18 NNE 12 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
P VP P M G G G G G
Humidity
98% 99% 99% 98% 94% 87% 87% 93% 95%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:41 Sunset: 18:20 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3
Thursday (Thursday 18 October 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 8 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 12 21 NE 12 21 NE 12 20 NE 12 21 ENE 11 21 ENE 10 19 ENE 8 13 NE 7 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
95% 95% 96% 92% 82% 81% 87% 92%
UV index
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:43 Sunset: 18:18 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 19 October 2018)
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 Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 6 ° 9 ° 12 ° 12 ° 10 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 9 ° 11 ° 11 ° 9 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ENE 5 7 NNE 4 6 N 3 5 NNE 3 7 NNE 4 11 NNW 5 10 NNW 4 7 N 4 5
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G VG VG VG G G
Humidity
94% 97% 97% 90% 79% 79% 94% 96%
UV index
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:44 Sunset: 18:16 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 20 October 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 9 ° 12 ° 13 ° 10 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 8 ° 11 ° 12 ° 10 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 4 5 NNW 4 5 ENE 4 5 SSE 4 8 SE 5 10 NNE 5 10 NW 4 6 E 4 6
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G M G VG VG G G
Humidity
97% 98% 98% 93% 83% 82% 95% 97%
UV index
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:46 Sunset: 18:14 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Sunday (Sunday 21 October 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Light shower night
10% 10% 10% 20% 10% 20% 20% 40%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 11 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 10 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 4 6 W 4 6 WNW 5 7 NE 6 10 W 7 12 NW 8 14 NW 8 13 NW 10 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G M M G G G G G
Humidity
98% 98% 98% 95% 91% 91% 96% 96%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:48 Sunset: 18:12 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
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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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