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Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines Forecast

Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines

The entire Yorkshire Dales National Park and North Pennines AONB, including the Three Peaks and Cross Fell, also south to Forest of Bowland and Ilkley Moor.

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Viewing Forecast For

Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines
Saturday 19th June 2021
Last updated Fri 18th Jun 21 at 7:13PM

Summary for all mountain areas

After a chilly start, a fine day will follow with a patchwork of sunshine. Chance of a few bursts of rain here and there, mainly inland in the afternoon. High cloud bases with hills extensively clear, although some banks of hill fog at first; particularly SE Highlands.

Headline for Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines

Early cloud banks clearing. Then fine with hazy sun. Later blustery western tops.

How windy? (On the summits)

South to southeast 10-20mph, although may increase marginally during day to 25mph on western tops.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small, but expect some buffeting western tops later in day - affecting both higher and lower slopes.

How Wet?

Little or no rain

Chance of a few bursts of rain; likely to amount to very little.

Cloud on the hills?

Very little, bar some early cloud banks.

Summits extensively or completely cloud free. However some early banks possible for a few hours after dawn, mainly across the eastern Dales and N Pennines.

Chance of cloud free summits?

90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patches of sunshine, although overall extensive high level, sometimes thin cloud layers. Hazy although overall good visibility.

How Cold? (at 700m)

12C

And in the valleys

18 to 21C in the afternoon.

Viewing Forecast For

Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines
Sunday 20th June 2021
Last updated Fri 18th Jun 21 at 7:13PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Low confidence in forecast: Easterly 25 to 40mph, risk 45-50mph higher tops for a few hours.

Effect of the wind on you?

Walking arduous, or on higher tops difficult, at times through the day.

How Wet?

Pulses of rain, perhaps much of day.

Areas of rain will edge north across the area to give frequent rainfall through day. Some heavy, perhaps thundery, pulses and becoming more showery later.

Cloud on the hills?

Increasingly extensive

Perhaps some breaks at first, but soon cloud will become extensive across the hills and linger throughout the day.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Little or no sun. Visibility often poor due to rain, and otherwise fairly hazy.

How Cold? (at 700m)

7C lifting to 9C

And in the valleys

15 to 17C into the afternoon.

Viewing Forecast For

Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines
Monday 21st June 2021
Last updated Fri 18th Jun 21 at 7:13PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Low confidence in detail: Northeasterly 10 to 15mph

Effect of the wind on you?

Small

How Wet?

Scattered showers

A scattering of showers developing from mid morning onwards. Perhaps some locally heavy ones by afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly clear, but some early banks tops.

Hills mostly clear, but risk for a few hours early morning of cloud capping the tops in fog, particularly across eastern Dales and N Pennines.

Chance of cloud free summits?

70%

Sunshine and air clarity?

A patchwork of sun, but skies tending to fill in with cloud inland into the afternoon. Visibility very good away from showers.

How Cold? (at 700m)

5 to 7C; chilliest easternmost hills.

And in the valleys

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

Fairly chilly pattern early next week, but mostly fine with hills often clear as a ridge of high pressure dominates. However from midweek onwards, whilst turning warmer, it will become more changeable with the risk of pulses of showery rain from time to time as pressure gradually lowers from the west. However, there will still be some dry and fine periods; these conditions perhaps predominating still across eastern areas where broadly any rainfall amounts will be small.