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Yorkshire Dales

Confidence

High for generally settled and warm weather, but medium to low for the extent of the lower cloud affecting the eastern ranges throughout and for the detail of the showers throughout.

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  • Further outlook

Monday 28 May 2018

Weather hazards

Strong sunlight High likelihood Hide detail

Harmful UV levels from sunlight increase with altitude giving a greater risk of sunburn and eye damage, even on some overcast days. On breezy days, the cooling effect of wind on exposed skin may disguise any feeling of sunburn until it is too late. If there is snow cover, glare increases the effect of UV rays especially on the eyes. It is advisable to wear sun block, protective clothing such as a long-sleeved top and hat and have good quality eye protection.

Poor visibility Medium likelihood Show 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.

Headline

Mostly dry and sunny, but chance of some mist and low cloud in the east early and late, also some isolated afternoon showers.

Weather at 600m

06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Light shower day Sunny intervals Cloudy
00% 00% 10% 20% 20% 00%
Chance of precipitation
2,900 2,900 2,900 2,900 2,700 2,500
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

06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
600m NE 11 16 E 12 18 E 13 19 E 10 15 E 12 17 E 12 20
300m NE 11 18 E 11 18 E 11 17 E 9 14 E 9 17 NE 9 22
Valley E 6 10 E 7 12 E 8 13 E 7 12 E 9 16 E 10 17

Temperature (°C) By altitude above mean sea level

06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
600m 10 13 15 16 15 12
300m 13 17 20 21 18 13
Valley 15 20 22 23 20 16

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

06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
600m 8 10 13 15 13 9
300m 11 15 18 19 17 12
Valley 14 19 21 22 19 14
Sunrise: 04:47   Sunset: 21:26
Moon phase: Waxing gibbous

Weather

There is a risk of some low cloud, mist and fog patches at first around the foothills of eastern-most ranges, but this will soon lift with sunny spells developing. Most ranges staying dry, with the best of the sunshine across western ranges. However a few isolated showers may develop during the afternoon. During the evening, low cloud and mist will feed back into eastern areas.

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

At 30% across eastern ranges at first and again during the evening, with lower cloud spreading from the west below around 700m. Otherwise 90% with isolated bases lowering 700-850m in any afternoon showers.

Visibility

Poor, perhaps very poor at first and again during the evening across eastern ranges. Otherwise good or very good, becoming moderate in showers.

Meteorologist's view

Strong afternoon sunshine bringing a risk of sunburn.

Recent rainfall

  • Location: Malham
  • Altitude: 375m
  • Measurement date: 03:00 on Mon 28 May 2018
  • Last 24 hours: 0mm
  • Last 48 hours: 0mm
  • Last 72 hours: 1.8mm

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.

Tuesday 29 May 2018

Sunrise: 04:46   Sunset: 21:27
Moon phase: Full

Weather

It will be a cloudy and murky start to the day. Through the day, the cloud will likely clear from western ranges with sunny spells developing. Eastern ranges will generally remain cloudier, particularly through the evening with some drizzly upslope rain developing.

Maximum wind speed expected

East 15-20mph with gusts 30mph across exposed ridges and summits

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

At first and during the evening 30% and 20% respectively across eastern ranges, with lower cloud spreading from the west below around 700m. Otherwise 90% and 70% for the west and east respectively.

Temperature

  • At 600m Plus 9C rising 16C for a time during the afternoon
  • Valley Plus 9C rising 23C for a time during the afternoon
  • Freezing level 2500-3000m

Visibility

At first and again during the evening across eastern ranges poor, perhaps very poor. Otherwise good or very good, becoming moderate in any showers.

Wednesday 30 May 2018

Sunrise: 04:45   Sunset: 21:28
Moon phase: Full

Similar to Tuesday for much of the day with the west staying mosty dry with sunny spells, while the east will be cloudier, particularly early and late in the day. There is a risk of heavy showers spreading from the east during the evening. Summit winds light to moderate from the east. Freezing level above all summits.

Thursday 31 May 2018

Sunrise: 04:44   Sunset: 21:30
Moon phase: Full

Some sunny spells but showers developing, heaviest during the afternoon and evening, with a risk of thunder. Light winds and freezing level well above all summits.

Friday 1 June 2018

Sunrise: 04:43   Sunset: 21:31
Moon phase: Waning gibbous

A similar day to Thursday, with sunshine and isolated showers, these mainly developing during the afternoon and evening. Light winds and freezing level well above all summits.

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