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Yorkshire Dales - Mountain weather forecast

Weather warnings

Warnings affecting Yorkshire Dales over the next 5 days

Confidence

High for Monday. High for mostly dry conditions thereafter, but Medium for cloud amounts.

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Further outlook

Monday 24 September 2018

Weather hazards

No likelihood of weather hazards for Yorkshire Dales are forecast.

Headline

Bright and sunny spells.

Weather

06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Weather at 600m Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Clear night Clear night
Chance of precipitation at 600m 00% <05% 10% 20% <05% 00%

Wind speed and direction

06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Altitude above mean sea level
600m W 10 16 W 11 16 W 12 19 W 13 19 W 10 15 W 10 15
300m NW 7 15 NW 8 17 W 8 18 W 8 18 W 5 12 W 5 11
Valley W 1 5 NW 3 8 W 8 18 W 7 16 W 3 9 SW 2 7

Temperature

06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Altitude above mean sea level
600m 3 ° 5 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 5 °
300m 4 ° 8 ° 10 ° 10 ° 8 ° 6 °
Valley 3 ° 9 ° 12 ° 11 ° 9 ° 8 °

Feels like temperature

06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Altitude above mean sea level
600m -1 ° 1 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 °
300m 1 ° 6 ° 9 ° 8 ° 6 ° 5 °
Valley 2 ° 8 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 7 °

Freezing level

06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Freezing level i 1,000 m 1,100 m 1,300 m 1,300 m 1,200 m 1,300 m
Sunrise: 06:57
Sunset: 19:04
Moon phase: Waxing gibbous

Weather

Dry with clear skies at first. Staying mainly dry and bright during the day with sunny spells, but cloud bubbling up with isolated showers in the afternoon. Sunny then clear during the evening.

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

90%, only patches around the summits, mainly in the afternoon.

Visibility

Very good or excellent, perhaps moderate in any showers.

Meteorologist's view

It will feel cold at times over the tops.

Recent rainfall

  • Location: Malham
  • Altitude: 375m
  • Measurement date: 03:00 on Mon 24 Sep 2018
  • Last 24 hours: 0.2mm
  • Last 48 hours: 0.2mm
  • Last 72 hours: 12.6mm

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 25 September 2018

Sunrise: 06:59
Sunset: 19:01
Moon phase: Full

Weather

Dry with clear spells overnight. A mainly dry and bright day expected, although a lot of high level cloud expected to develop, any hazy sunshine fading away. Winds will also strengthening. Mostly cloudy in the evening.

Maximum wind speed expected

Southwest 15 to 20mph steadily increasing 25 to 30 gusting 40mph

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

90% or more, only patches around the summits early and late in the day.

Temperature

  • At 600m Plus 4 to 7 Celsius
  • Valley Plus 4 Celsius rising to 14 Celsius
  • Freezing level Above the summits.

Visibility

Very good

Wednesday 26 September 2018

Sunrise: 07:01
Sunset: 18:59
Moon phase: Full

Mostly cloudy with patchy rain and drizzle possible. However, dry for much of the time. Strong to gale force west or southwest winds over the tops.

Thursday 27 September 2018

Sunrise: 07:03
Sunset: 18:56
Moon phase: Full

Rather cloudy but mostly dry. Some bright spells. Fresh west or southwest winds.

Friday 28 September 2018

Sunrise: 07:05
Sunset: 18:54
Moon phase: Waning gibbous

Patchy rain possible overnight, otherwise dry and bright. Moderate or fresh north or northwest winds.

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The Yorkshire Dales National Park covers an area of 683 square miles and is a collection of rivers, valleys and hills.

The National Park lies within the county boundaries of historic Yorkshire with much of the landscape consisting of limestone country; lush green valleys known locally as 'dales' crested with white limestone cliffs known as 'scars'. Hidden beneath these hills and peaks is an underground world of caves and potholes with stalactites and stalagmites, cathedral sized chambers, underground rivers and waterfalls.

A gentler outlook awaits visitors in the Yorkshire Dales, compared to the much more imposing ranges of the Lake District. The tallest of the gentle rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales is Whernside, which reaches 736 metres. Known as the 'King of the Dales', Whernside may not be the tallest of mountains on offer in the UK, but still rewards those who make the journey with views that stretch for miles.

Walkers shouldn't be under the illusion that the Yorkshire Dales doesn't offer challenges for ardent mountain walkers. Instead, a 'Three Peaks Challenge', which takes in Whernside, Ingelborough and Pen-y-Ghent, sees walkers cover over 23 miles and almost 1,600 metres of ascent. The record for completing all three currently stands at around two and a half hours.

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