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

Yorkshire Dales Mountain weather forecast table

Confidence

High confidence generally, moderate for shower distribution.

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Sunset:
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.

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

Bright or sunny spells, rain, possibly heavy at times, spreading from the west during the evening.

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Weather
(at 600m)
Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Light rain Light rain
Chance of precipitation
(at 600m)
00% 00% 10% 10% 60% 60%

Wind direction and speed (mph)
Altitude above mean sea level
06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
600m SW
8
SW
7
SW
10
SW
12
SW
13
SW
14
300m S
1
S
4
SW
6
SW
10
SW
8
SW
8
Valley S
1
SW
4
SW
6
SW
8
SW
6
S
6
Wind gust (mph)
Altitude above mean sea level
06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
600m 11 10 14 17 18 19
300m 6 8 12 17 15 17
Valley 6 7 11 16 13 15

Altitude above mean sea level
06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
600m
11°
13°
15°
16°
13°
12°
300m
12°
16°
18°
18°
15°
14°
Valley
14°
17°
20°
18°
16°
15°
Freezing Level
2,400m
2,500m
2,700m
3,400m
3,500m
3,000m

Altitude above mean sea level
06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
600m
10°
12°
14°
14°
10°
10°
300m
12°
16°
18°
16°
14°
13°
Valley
14°
17°
19°
17°
16°
14°

Additional weather information

Meteorologist's view

High UV during the late morning and early afternoon with sun protection advised. During the evening, navigation may become difficult.

Weather

Bright or sunny spells to start the day, turning increasingly cloudy through the afternoon. Chance of an isolated shower during the afternoon but dry for the most part. Patchy rain, which may be heavy at times, spreading from the west during the evening.

Chance of cloud-free hill tops

95% becoming near-Nil during the evening

Low cloud and visibility

Cloud above summits for much of the day then lowering during the evening to cover hills above 400-600m. Visibility generally good, temporary reductions in isolated showers then during the evening moderate in rain, poor in heavy rain or cloud.

Recent rainfall

Location: Malham
Altitude: 375m
Last 24 hoursLast 48 hoursLast 72 hours
0mm5.2mm5.2mm
Measurement date:

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.

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Sunset:

Mountain weather information

Weather

Outbreaks of rain pushing eastwards, turning heavy into the afternoon.

Chance of cloud-free hill tops

Near-Nil becoming 70% by evening.

Maximum wind speed expected

Southwesterly 15-20mph with gusts 25-30mph.

Temperature

  • At 600m Plus 12 Celsius rising to Plus 14 Celsius.
  • Valley Plus 14 Celsius rising to Plus 16 Celsius.
  • Freezing level Above summits.

Low cloud and visibility

Widespread cloud covering summits above 400-600m. From the late morning, cloud lifting and breaking in the east of the Park. Isolated cloud covering upslopes into the evening for summits above 500-700m. Visibility moderate to poor, poor or very poor in cloud or heavy rain becoming good from the late morning.

Mountain weather information

Fri 26 Jul

Sunrise:
Sunset:

A mix of sunshine and showers on Friday. Moderate west to southwesterly winds.

Sat 27 Jul

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Sunset:

Further showers or longer spells of rain on Saturday. Moderate to strong westerly winds.

Sun 28 Jul

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Sunset:

Sunny spells and the risk of the odd, isolated shower. Moderate westerly winds.

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