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Yorkshire Dales

Confidence

High out to the end of the week, but low for Saturday. Higher confidence for colder increasingly settled conditions Sunday then turning more unsettled on Monday, but low for details.

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  • Further outlook

Wednesday 23 January 2019

Sunrise: 08:11   Sunset: 16:31
Moon phase: Waning gibbous

A dry evening and start to the night. Cold, with clear skies at first, but turning increasingly cloudy from late evening. Light to moderate westerly winds. Freezing level 200m or less.

Thursday 24 January 2019

Weather hazards

Poor visibility Medium likelihood Hide detail

Poor visibility presents challenging route finding conditions. Visibility could be significantly less than 50 metres in all directions with few or no visual references, especially on featureless moors or plateaux. Distances become hard to judge and cliff or cornice edges can be difficult to recognise. These conditions require good navigational skills. There is a risk of white-out conditions when mist or fog is combined with extensive snow cover.

Severe chill effect Low likelihood Show detail

Wind significantly lowers the ‘feels-like’ temperature relative to the actual temperature, with even moderate winds significantly adding to the chilling effect. Strong winds can result in a severe and debilitating wind chill many degrees below the actual temperature. This effect will be enhanced in rain or wet snow. Without protection, prolonged exposure could result in frost nip or frostbite on exposed parts of the body and/or hypothermia.

Headline

Cloudy. Mostly dry through daylight hours. Cold on the tops.

Weather at 600m

00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Light snow Light snow Fog Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Mist Mist
<05% 30% 30% 20% 10% <05% 10% 30%
Chance of precipitation
200 300 300 300 300 400 600 900
Freezing level (m)
The level above which snow is expected to settle or the ground is expected to be frozen

Wind speed and direction (mph) By altitude above mean sea level

00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
600m SW 11 16 SW 10 13 W 9 13 W 8 11 W 8 11 SW 8 10 SW 8 11 S 9 12
300m S 2 9 S 2 6 W 3 9 W 2 7 NW 3 9 SW 1 5 S 1 6 S 2 6
Valley NE 1 5 N 1 4 N 1 3 NW 1 3 N 1 3 SW 1 3 E 1 4 E 2 6

Temperature (°C) By altitude above mean sea level

00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
600m -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 0 0 1
300m -1 0 -1 -1 1 1 0 1
Valley 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 2

Feels like temperature (°C) By altitude above mean sea level

00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
600m -6 -6 -6 -5 -5 -4 -4 -3
300m -3 -2 -3 -3 -1 0 -1 -1
Valley -2 -1 -1 -1 0 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:10   Sunset: 16:33
Moon phase: Waning gibbous

Weather

Cloudy with some sleet or snow through the early hours. Dry by dawn, but remaining cloudy throughout the day. Some patchy rain in the evening.

Chance of cloud-free mountain/hill tops at 600m

30% in the morning, cloud often extensive above 400-500m, but gradually lifting towards midday. 60% in the afternoon with variable cloud base, often above the summits. Falling to nil in the evening with extensive cloud down to 400m

Visibility

Variable. Generally poor on the tops in the morning, but often good in the afternoon. Becoming very poor in the evening.

Meteorologist's view

A cold, cloudy day.

Recent rainfall

  • Location: Malham
  • Altitude: 375m
  • Measurement date: 15:00 on Wed 23 Jan 2019
  • Last 24 hours: 5.4mm
  • Last 48 hours: 12.4mm
  • Last 72 hours: 14mm

Rainfall data provided by the Environment Agency. The Met Office is not responsible for content provided by third parties and may remove this data without warning.

Friday 25 January 2019

Sunrise: 08:09   Sunset: 16:35
Moon phase: Waning gibbous

Weather

Low cloud and rain through the early hours. Turning more patchy in the morning but further outbreaks of rain through the day, turning more persistent late evening. Strong winds across the tops.

Maximum wind speed expected

West 25 gusting 30-35 mph.

Chance of cloud-free mountain/hill tops at 600m

Generally nil with cloud extensive above 400-500m.

Temperature

  • At 600m Plus 5 Celsius
  • Valley Plus 2 Celsius rising to 7 Celsius
  • Freezing level Well above the summits.

Visibility

Very poor at height with persistent low cloud. Falling moderate at low levels in rain.

Saturday 26 January 2019

Sunrise: 08:07   Sunset: 16:37
Moon phase: Third quarter

Very low confidence in details, but a wet day is expected. Outbreaks of rain for much of the day. Turning colder later in the day with strong northerly winds and a chance of snow. Becoming drier overnight.

Sunday 27 January 2019

Sunrise: 08:06   Sunset: 16:39
Moon phase: Third quarter

A cold day with strong northerly winds easing. Mainly dry and bright with a few scattered snow showers. Clearing skies overnight.

Monday 28 January 2019

Sunrise: 08:04   Sunset: 16:41
Moon phase: Third quarter

A dry, cold start. Turning increasingly cloudy with increasing west or northwest winds. Rain and perhaps summit snow spreads east.

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