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Yorkshire Dales


High for generally settled conditions and high pressure becoming established, but low confidence for amounts of cloud.

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Further outlook

Monday 25 March 2019

Weather hazards

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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.


A dry and generally sunny morning, but becoming rather cloudy in the afternoon with perhaps the odd light shower.

Weather at 600m

06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
00% 00% 00% <05% <05% <05%
Chance of precipitation
400 600 700 900 1,000 1,000
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 NW 20 29 NW 14 20 NW 10 16 NW 10 16 NW 9 13 W 8 12
300m NW 10 22 NW 10 22 NW 8 17 NW 7 15 NW 5 13 W 4 10
Valley NW 4 17 NW 6 17 NW 7 17 NW 7 15 NW 5 13 W 3 7

Temperature (°C) By altitude above mean sea level

06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
600m 0 1 4 5 4 3
300m 2 4 8 8 7 5
Valley 2 6 9 10 8 6

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

06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
600m -7 -4 0 2 1 0
300m -3 1 5 7 5 4
Valley 0 4 7 8 7 5
Sunrise: 06:00   Sunset: 18:31
Moon phase: Waning gibbous


. A chilly start, then dry and mostly sunny through Monday morning. Cloud will build somewhat in the afternoon, especially over western hills with the risk of the odd light shower. A veil of mainly high cloud developing later.

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

90% with only very patchy cloud at summit level. Lower chance in the afternoon, between 40 and 70 %, with best chance in the east as occasionally broken cloud develops down to 600 or 700m. .


Mostly good or very good, though distant hills will be rather hazy

Meteorologist's view

Rather chilly at height with a cold feel, especially at first.

Recent rainfall

  • Location: Malham
  • Altitude: 375m
  • Measurement date: 03:00 on Mon 25 Mar 2019
  • Last 24 hours: 1.8mm
  • Last 48 hours: 1.8mm
  • Last 72 hours: 3.6mm

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 26 March 2019

Sunrise: 05:58   Sunset: 18:33
Moon phase: Third quarter


Large amounts of high cloud overnight and patchy low cloud and fog may develop at lower levels, but dry. Staying dry but rather cloudy on Tuesday, though some bright or sunny spells will develop, with the best of these in the east in the afternoon.

Maximum wind speed expected

Generally light northwesterly winds, but fresher winds, 20mph over higher slopes and close to the cloud base

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

90% overnight with only patchy cloud, but some cloud and fog developing at lower levels. Then between 50 and 70% with broken cloud down to 600m at times and best chance in east in afternoon.


  • At 600m Plus 2 rising to 4 Celsius.
  • Valley Plus 1 or 2 Celsius rising to 11 Celsius.
  • Freezing level Lowering to 800 perhaps 700m overnight but rising again through the morning.


Generally good or very good beneath the cloud. Fog is possible at low levels at first. Some haziness may affect lower slopes in the morning and again through the evening.

Wednesday 27 March 2019

Sunrise: 05:55   Sunset: 18:35
Moon phase: Third quarter

Mostly dry and bright with sunny spells, but perhaps some early mist or fog at low levels. Feeling warm with light, mainly northwesterly winds. Freezing level above the tops.

Thursday 28 March 2019

Sunrise: 05:53   Sunset: 18:37
Moon phase: Third quarter

Generally dry and bright but mostly cloudy, though warm where sun does break through. Light winds and freezing level well above the tops.

Friday 29 March 2019

Sunrise: 05:50   Sunset: 18:39
Moon phase: Third quarter

Another mostly cloudy day, but some bright or perhaps sunny spells, especially in the east, though risk of a little rain in the evening with fresher westerly winds over the tops. Freezing level well above the tops.

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