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Ten Tors 2018 weather forecast

Dartmoor National Park countryside

Fri 11 MaySun 13 May 2018

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.

  • Heavy rain 11 °C

    7 °C

  • Heavy rain 9 °C

    3 °C

  • Heavy shower day 6 °C

    3 °C

  • Cloudy 5 °C

    3 °C

  • Light rain 9 °C

    8 °C

  • Light rain 10 °C

    7 °C

Tuesday (Tuesday 23 January 2018)
Now 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
Cloudy Mist Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Mist
<5% 20% 60% 90% ≥95% ≥95% ≥95% 90% 60% 50% 50% 10% 20% 90% 90% 80% 40% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 30%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 16 29 SW 14 27 SSW 13 27 SSW 13 28 SW 13 28 SW 16 32 SW 16 33 SW 17 34 SW 19 37 WSW 20 38 WSW 22 41 WSW 22 40 WSW 21 38 WSW 20 38 WSW 18 35 WSW 20 38 WSW 19 37 WSW 19 36 WSW 18 35 WSW 19 35 SW 19 36 SW 20 37 SW 22 41 SW 23 44
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G P VP VP VP VP VP VP VP VP M VG G VP VP G VG VG VG VG G G G P
Humidity Expand
96% 97% 99% 98% 99% 100% 100% 100% 100% 99% 97% 94% 94% 99% 98% 96% 95% 95% 94% 94% 94% 95% 96% 97%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:03 Sunset: 16:52 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (Wednesday 24 January 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Mist Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy
60% 90% 90% ≥95% 90% 40% 20% 40%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 4 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 3 ° 1 ° 2 ° 1 ° 0 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 23 44 SW 26 49 SW 27 51 WSW 17 33 WSW 19 36 WSW 18 34 WSW 15 29 WSW 15 28
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
P VP VP M M G E E
Humidity Expand
97% 97% 97% 94% 93% 88% 88% 90%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:02 Sunset: 16:54 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3
Thursday (Thursday 25 January 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Light rain Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Light shower day Heavy shower day Light shower night Partly cloudy night
50% 60% 10% 10% 40% 60% 40% 10%
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 6 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
-1 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 0 ° -1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 15 28 WSW 15 27 WSW 15 26 SW 16 28 SW 19 34 WSW 17 29 W 16 27 WNW 15 26
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
E E VG VG VG G VG G
Humidity Expand
89% 91% 91% 88% 79% 83% 87% 87%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:01 Sunset: 16:56 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 26 January 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 20%
Temperature (°C)
3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 5 ° 5 ° 3 ° 3 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
-2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° 1 ° 1 ° -1 ° -1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NW 16 27 NW 15 27 NW 16 27 NW 14 24 NW 15 27 NW 13 22 WNW 10 15 WSW 10 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
90% 92% 91% 92% 78% 73% 90% 93%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:00 Sunset: 16:57 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 27 January 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Light rain Light rain Cloudy Overcast Drizzle Light rain Light rain Light rain
60% 50% 20% 30% 60% 60% 50% 50%
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 8 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
0 ° 1 ° 2 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 13 21 SW 12 20 SW 13 22 SW 13 21 WSW 13 22 W 15 25 W 16 26 W 16 26
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M M M P M M M
Humidity Expand
93% 93% 96% 96% 98% 97% 98% 99%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:59 Sunset: 16:59 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Sunday (Sunday 28 January 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light shower day Light shower night Light rain
50% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50% 40% 40%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 15 24 W 14 23 W 14 22 W 12 19 WSW 12 21 WSW 12 20 WSW 11 18 WSW 13 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M G M M G G G
Humidity Expand
99% 99% 99% 98% 96% 95% 96% 96%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:57 Sunset: 17:01 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
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11-13 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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