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Yorkshire Dales

Confidence

High for unsettled weather on this weekend. High for changeable conditions into next week.

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Friday 20 October 2017

Sunrise: 07:46   Sunset: 18:01
Moon phase: New

Dry at first bit some rain likely later this evening.

Saturday 21 October 2017

Weather hazards

Gales High likelihood Hide detail

Progress will be impeded by very strong winds. Walking will be difficult and strenuous at times with a potential for one to be blown over in gusts. There can be a marked increase in winds through cols or on exposed ridges and summits. Distances often take longer to cover with compass bearings becoming more difficult to follow accurately.

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.

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.

Forecast

Bright start, otherwise cloudy and windy with rain at times.

Weather at 600m

00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Heavy rain Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain
30% 20% 20% 30% 40% 80% 70% 70%
Chance of precipitation
2,900 1,700 1,600 1,700 1,800 1,900 2,000 1,900
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 SE 21 31 S 21 32 S 23 34 S 27 39 S 29 43 S 26 39 SW 25 36 W 25 37
300m SE 13 29 S 14 30 S 14 31 S 18 37 S 20 40 S 19 39 SW 16 34 W 18 36
Valley SE 14 35 S 13 31 S 14 33 SE 18 40 S 19 41 SE 18 39 W 17 37 W 17 38

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 7 8 7 7 8 8 8 7
300m 9 10 9 9 10 10 10 9
Valley 11 12 11 11 12 11 11 11

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 2 4 3 2 3 3 3 3
300m 6 7 6 6 7 6 6 6
Valley 8 9 8 8 9 8 8 8
Sunrise: 07:48   Sunset: 17:59
Moon phase: New

Weather

Partly cloudy in the morning with isolated showers, although clouding over from late morning. The afternoon will be cloudy with periods of rain, these may become prolonged and heavy across Malhamdale and Lower Wharfedale later. Little change into the evening. Best of any afternoon drier conditions likely across Swaledale.

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

60% in the morning, with many summits in the north free of cloud at first, but cloudier in the south. Becoming 30% in the afternoon with widespread cloud down to 500 to 700 metres.

Visibility

Generally good but becoming rather hazy in rain, and quite poor in any prolonged perdiods of rain.

Meteorologist's view

A reasonable start but conditions generally worsening in the afternoon with low cloud, strong winds and drenching rain. Windy on the tops, risk of gales.

Recent rainfall

  • Location: Malham
  • Altitude: 375m
  • Measurement date: 15:00 on Fri 20 Oct 2017
  • Last 24 hours: 0mm
  • Last 48 hours: 4.2mm
  • Last 72 hours: 4.2mm

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.

Sunday 22 October 2017

Sunrise: 07:50   Sunset: 17:56
Moon phase: New

Weather

Cloudy and windy with some prolonged rain likely in the morning. Gradually drying up in the afternoon. Notable wind chill, drenching conditions in rain.

Temperature

  • At 600m Plus 6 Celsius.
  • Valley Plus 7 rising to 12 Celsius
  • Freezing level Above the summits.

Visibility

Generally moderate.

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

20%, cloud widely down to 500 to 700 metres.

Maximum wind speed expected

Northwesterly gales, with gusts to 50 mph on the highest tops.

Monday 23 October 2017

Sunrise: 07:52   Sunset: 17:54
Moon phase: Waxing crescent

Dry start but cloudy weather with some patchy rain likely by afternoon. Less windy than of late.

Tuesday 24 October 2017

Sunrise: 07:54   Sunset: 17:52
Moon phase: Waxing crescent

Likely to be cloudy with the chance of showers. Breezy.

Wednesday 25 October 2017

Sunrise: 07:56   Sunset: 17:50
Moon phase: Waxing crescent

Currently expected to be dry with light winds.

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