Mountain weather

Yorkshire Dales Mountain weather forecast table

Confidence

High for general developments. Medium for cloud details.

Sunrise:
Sunset:

This evening forecast

Dry with patchy cloud cover,

Sunrise:
Sunset:

Mountain weather forecast

Mainly dry and bright. Winds gradually strengthening.

00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Weather
(at 600m)
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Chance of precipitation
(at 600m)
00% <05% <05% 00% 00% 00% 00% 10%

Wind direction and speed (mph)
Altitude above mean sea level
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600m SW
7
S
7
S
8
S
11
S
13
S
16
S
18
SW
20
300m SW
3
S
1
SE
3
S
6
S
9
S
9
S
8
S
9
Valley E
1
S
2
SE
3
S
6
S
6
S
8
S
7
S
8
Wind gust (mph)
Altitude above mean sea level
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600m 11 11 13 16 19 22 28 32
300m 8 7 7 13 16 18 22 23
Valley 4 7 9 13 13 18 21 22

Altitude above mean sea level
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600m
10°
10°
10°
300m
10°
12°
13°
11°
11°
Valley
10°
10°
12°
13°
14°
13°
13°
Freezing Level
2,200m
2,200m
2,200m
2,000m
2,000m
2,000m
2,000m
3,100m

Altitude above mean sea level
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
600m
300m
10°
11°
10°
10°
Valley
11°
12°
13°
12°
12°

Additional weather information

Meteorologist's view

Nothing further to add.

Weather

Some patchy cloud over the highest tops overnight and early morning. Otherwise dry and bright. Strengthening winds and lowering cloud in the evening.

Chance of cloud-free hill tops

80%

Low cloud and visibility

Occasional or patchy cloud, base around 600m, possible early and late in the day, otherwise any cloud above the tops. Visibility good or very good, but poor in any cloud over the highest tops.

Recent rainfall

Location: Malham
Altitude: 375m
Last 24 hoursLast 48 hoursLast 72 hours
2mm16.8mm27.6mm
Measurement date:

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Sunrise:
Sunset:

Mountain weather information

Weather

Cloudy with outbreaks of rain, heavy at times. Windy.

Chance of cloud-free hill tops

40%

Maximum wind speed expected

Southwest 35mph gusting 45mph, easing 20mph gusting 30mph by evening.

Temperature

  • At 600m Plus 8 to 11 Celsius
  • Valley Plus 10 Celsius rising to 16 Celsius
  • Freezing level Above the summits

Low cloud and visibility

Extensive around 600m, patches to 300m at times. Visibility moderate or good, falling poor in rain, occasionally very poor at height.

Mountain weather information

Wed 5 Oct

Sunrise:
Sunset:

Heavy rain and southwesterly gales clearing to brighter spells and blustery showers.

Thu 6 Oct

Sunrise:
Sunset:

Bright spells and heavy, blustery showers. Strong west or southwest winds at height.

Fri 7 Oct

Sunrise:
Sunset:

Bright spells and occasional showers. Strong southwest winds at height.

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Summit specific forecast

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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.