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High confidence in a largely fine day, with some sunshine Sunday. High confidence for conditions to deteriorate Monday, but moderate for the risk of rain. High for poor start Tuesday, but moderate with timing of clearance to fresher conditions into Wednesday.

Sunday 20 August 2017

Weather hazards

Strong sunlight Low 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.


Dry with sunny spells. Sunshine turning hazy later.

Weather at 600m

06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
00% 00% 00% 00% 10% 20%
Chance of precipitation
1,900 1,900 1,900 1,900 1,800 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

06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
600m W 13 19 W 13 17 W 13 18 W 9 14 SW 5 7 SE 4 6
300m W 7 18 W 8 16 W 9 17 W 7 13 SW 2 5 E 2 3
Valley W 1 10 W 6 12 SW 7 16 SW 6 13 S 1 3 E 3 7

Temperature (°C) By altitude above mean sea level

06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
600m 8 9 11 11 11 11
300m 11 13 15 14 13 11
Valley 11 14 16 15 14 13

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

06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
600m 5 6 9 9 10 10
300m 9 11 13 12 13 11
Valley 11 13 15 14 14 12
Sunrise: 05:55   Sunset: 20:29
Moon phase: Waning crescent


A dry and bright start is expected, with hills clear, and occasional sunny spells. Whilst some cloud will thicken through the day it should remain fine and dry with only a very low risk of the odd spot of rain by the evening. Winds should also remain light.

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

80% during the morning, increasing to 100% by midday. Falling after dark to be 80% by midnight.


Mainly good to very good through the day, with reasonably distant hills visible. However this decreasing to moderate during the late afternoon and evening, especially during any very isolated rain that occurs.

Meteorologist's view

A generally fine day, with few weather hazards beyond the low risk of sunburn in exposure.

Recent rainfall

  • Location: Malham
  • Altitude: 375m
  • Measurement date: 03:00 on Sun 20 Aug 2017
  • Last 24 hours: 11.8mm
  • Last 48 hours: 18.2mm
  • Last 72 hours: 25.8mm

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.

Monday 21 August 2017

Sunrise: 05:56   Sunset: 20:27
Moon phase: New


Some early morning fog is possible, perhaps clearing to some brief brighter spells at first. However cloud will thicken form the southwest, descending onto the hills by midday. This is likely to bring outbreaks of rain and drizzle, possibly turning heavy and persistent. Rain will then clear east during the evening.


  • At 600m 13 Celsius
  • Valley 17 Celsius
  • Freezing level Well above the summits.


Good to very good views of distant hills at first, although some poor views possible due to early morning fog. Visibilities then decreasing during the afternoon, with occasional outbreaks of rain, with only moderately distant hills visible.

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

80% during the morning, but falling during the afternoon to be 20% by the evening with many hills above 500m obscured.

Maximum wind speed expected

Easterly 15-20mph, increasing to southeasterly 20-25mph

Tuesday 22 August 2017

Sunrise: 05:58   Sunset: 20:25
Moon phase: New

Early low cloud will obscure many hills tops. However this will lift and break to give sunny intervals for most. Patches of fog may remain on peaks with a few spots of drizzle. Feeling warm and humid.

Wednesday 23 August 2017

Sunrise: 06:00   Sunset: 20:22
Moon phase: New

A fresher day, with cloud breaking, to sunny spells and a few showery outbreaks of rain. Cloud may cover hills above 600 metres at times. Turning rather breezy at height.

Thursday 24 August 2017

Sunrise: 06:02   Sunset: 20:20
Moon phase: New

A mixed day, with some sunny spells, but also scattered showers with some cloud covering the hills above 600 metres. It will be another breezy day, with blustery southwesterly winds across the tops.

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