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Yorkshire Dales Mountain weather forecast table

Confidence

High confidence for generally dry, settled conditions over the weekend.

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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

Dry and sunny, with light winds. Feeling warm in the sunshine.

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Additional weather information

Meteorologist's view

An early frost is forecast, then feeling rather cool at altitude with light, variable winds. Pleasantly warm in the strong sunshine, especially in sheltered valleys.

Weather

A similar day is expected to Thursday. After an early morning frost, it will be dry and sunny, with light winds. Feeling pleasantly warm in the sunshine, especially in the valleys by the afternoon. Feeling fresher over the peaks. Perhaps turning a little cloudier during the evening.

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

90-100% chance.

Visibility

Very good or excellent views of distant hills and peaks.

Recent rainfall

Location: Malham
Altitude: 375m
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Mountain weather information

Weather

An early morning frost is possible in the valleys. However, there is likely to be some low cloud over the summits first thing, which should quickly lift and break up to give way to sunny spells. Feeling pleasantly warm in the sunshine, especially in the valleys, but cooler on the peaks. Dry with sunny/clear spells by evening, and quickly turning chilly in the valleys.

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

60% chance during the early morning, with cloud bases down to 400-500m. Lifting to be above the summits by 0900.

Maximum wind speed expected

East to southeast 10-15mph, with occasional gusts up to 25mph on the summits.

Temperature

  • At 600m Plus 3 Celsius, becoming Plus 8 Celsius.
  • Valley Plus 1 Celsius, becoming Plus 10-11 Celsius.
  • Freezing level Above the summits.

Visibility

Very good throughout.

Mountain weather information

Sunday 25 April

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An early frost is likely, especially in the valleys. Otherwise, dry with bright or sunny spells and light winds. Turning chilly again by evening.

Monday 26 April

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Another early frost is likely, although it will generally be a cloudier day for many. Some low cloud on the summits first thing. Feeling cooler compared to previous days.

Tuesday 27 April

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Similar conditions to Monday. Less risk of frost due to cloudier skies overnight and into Tuesday morning, with some low cloud on the summits first thing. Some brighter spells likely during the afternoon.

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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.