A drystone wall leading up a hill in the Yorkshire Dales.
Mountain weather
Yellow warning

Yellow weather warning in force for Yorkshire Dales

Yorkshire Dales Mountain weather forecast table

Confidence

High for unsettled theme for the rest of the week. High for rain on Wednesday and low for westward extend of rain and peak accumulations in any given location.

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This evening forecast

Low cloud, drizzle and hill fog eastern slopes with drier conditions in the west of the Park.

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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 Heavy Persistent Rain
Heavy and persistent rain can lead to drenched clothing and footwear with waterproofs often becoming soaked through, especially if accompanied by strong winds. This can lead to significant loss of body heat and an increased likelihood of hypothermia. Terrain may turn increasingly boggy underfoot while streams can flood and become impassable. There may also be a risk of flooding in valleys or glens. If there is snow cover, a heightened avalanche hazard is possible and avalanche reports should be consulted where available.

hazard Poor Visibility
Poor visibility presents challenging route finding conditions. Visibility could be significantly less than 50 metres in all directions with few or no visual references, especially on featureless moors or plateaux. Distances become hard to judge and cliff or cornice edges can be difficult to recognise. These conditions require good navigational skills. There is a risk of white-out conditions when mist or fog is combined with extensive snow cover.

Mountain weather forecast

Persistent rain, likely to be heavy at times.

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Weather
(at 600m)
Fog Fog Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain
Chance of precipitation
(at 600m)
30% 30% 60% >95% >95% >95% 80% 80%

Wind direction and speed (mph)
Altitude above mean sea level
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600m NE
6
NE
5
N
9
N
11
N
11
NW
15
NW
13
NW
11
300m NE
4
N
5
N
7
NW
9
N
9
NW
11
NW
10
NW
9
Valley E
3
NE
5
N
1
N
8
N
11
N
12
NW
10
NW
8
Wind gust (mph)
Altitude above mean sea level
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600m 11 10 13 17 18 22 20 17
300m 11 11 14 17 19 22 20 18
Valley 5 11 5 18 23 25 23 19

Altitude above mean sea level
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600m
10°
10°
10°
10°
10°
10°
10°
300m
12°
11°
12°
12°
13°
13°
12°
11°
Valley
13°
13°
12°
13°
14°
14°
13°
12°
Freezing Level
2,300m
2,300m
2,300m
2,400m
2,400m
2,500m
2,600m
2,600m

Altitude above mean sea level
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600m
300m
11°
10°
10°
11°
11°
10°
10°
Valley
12°
12°
12°
12°
12°
12°
11°
11°

Additional weather information

Meteorologist's view

Persistent rain through the day, with suitable wet weather clothes essential. Paths may become difficult to follow with large rainfall accumulations.

Weather

Staying cloudy throughout with rain, persistent and at times heavy, arriving from the southeast in the early hours. The area of rain is likely to become slow moving, sitting across the region for much of the day, bringing some particularly large rainfall accumulations over northern slopes of the Park.

Chance of cloud-free hill tops

Less than 10%.

Low cloud and visibility

Overcast cloud with bases 100-200m in the east during the early hours, best of any cloud breaks in the west. As rain arrives form the south and east, widespread broken to overcast cloud 500-600m and scattered cloud 200-300m on northern slopes. Moderate visibility becoming poor or very poor in heavy rain and low cloud.

Recent rainfall

Location: Malham
Altitude: 375m
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Mountain weather information

Weather

Further widespread rain, heavy at first becoming light and patchy into the afternoon. Some uncertainly on the clearance of the rain, best of any drier conditions late Thursday in the east of the Park.

Chance of cloud-free hill tops

Less than 10%.

Maximum wind speed expected

Northwesterly 15mph gusting 20-25mph.

Temperature

  • At 600m Plus 8 Celsius.
  • Valley Plus 11 Celsius becoming Plus 13 Celsius.
  • Freezing level Above summits.

Low cloud and visibility

Broken to overcast cloud, bases widely obscuring hill tops over 400m, lowering further on western upslopes to 100-200m. Visibility moderate to poor, poor to very poor in heavy rain.

Mountain weather information

Fri 24 May

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Cloudy with patchy rain and drizzle slowly clearing into the evening. Moderate southwesterly winds. Freezing level above summits.

Sat 25 May

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Feeling warmer than of late, sunny spells and staying dry with light southerly winds. Sunshine becoming hazy into the afternoon. Freezing levels above summits.

Sun 26 May

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Sunny spells and showers. Feeling warm in the sunshine. Light southwesterly winds. Freezing levels above summits.

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Summit specific forecast

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