Mountain weather

Yorkshire Dales

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Yorkshire Dales Mountain weather forecast table

Confidence

High for the fine, sunny and warm weather throughout.

This evening forecast

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Fine end to the day, with clear spells and light winds.

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Mountain hazards

Mountain weather hazards

Hazards apply at or above 300m, reflecting the more severe conditions which can occur at altitude.

hazard Strong sunlight
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.

Mountain weather forecast

Sunny, warm with light winds.

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Additional weather information

Meteorologist's view

High UV expected.

Weather

After a chilly start, any early valley mist will quickly clear. A fine day follows, with plenty of strong sunshine and just the odd patch of fair weather cloud developing. Feeling warm.

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

100%

Visibility

Very good views expected.

Recent rainfall

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Altitude: 375m
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Mountain weather information

Weather

Perhaps the odd patch of cloud first thing. Otherwise, dry with largely unbroken and strong sunshine expected. Winds perhaps a little stronger and therefore likely a little cooler, than on Friday, but still feeling warm.

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

100%

Maximum wind speed expected

Easterly 15-20mph with gusts 25mph.

Temperature

  • At 600m Plus 6 Celsius becoming Plus 13 Celsius
  • Valley Plus 4 Celsius becoming Plus 20 Celsius
  • Freezing level Above the summits.

Visibility

Very good views expected.

Mountain weather information

Sunday 31 May

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Perhaps a touch of valley mist or fog at first. Otherwise, very little change anticipated, with fine, sunny conditions but also a fresh breeze. Some fair weather cloud likely in the afternoon.

Monday 1 June

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Another fine, sunny and warm day, with just the odd patch of fair weather cloud developing.

Tuesday 2 June

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Winds easing a little. Plenty of fine and sunny weather likely, although cloud perhaps increasing a little through the day. Warm again, perhaps a little warmer than the previous days.

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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.