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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
Thursday 27th January 2022
Last updated Wed 26th Jan 22 at 3:23PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Windy. Low cloud and patches of rain will clear southward across Wales. Otherwise, a drop in freezing level will bring snow showers to Scotland (mainly west and north), and bursts of sun. Although a rise in cloud base, most western mountains will remain shrouded in cloud.

Headline for Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines

Upland wind near gale on higher tops. Risk brief showers.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northwesterly 30-35mph but risk 40mph higher tops near Ingleborough and on northern Pennines. Will tend to ease marginally through daylight.

Effect of the wind on you?

Walking widely arduous on higher areas and wind chill significant.

How Wet?

Risk showers

Isolated brief showers mainly or only southern Yorkshire Dales (most likely Bowland Forest).

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive higher fells, although base will tend to rise

Low cloud on the fells at dawn, will lift by late morning to 700m or above on most areas. However, western dales in Yorkshire may continue with extensive cloud above 500m.

Chance of cloud free summits?

80% by midday

Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional sun. Visibility very good or excellent.

How Cold? (at 700m)

3C

And in the valleys

7 to 9C.

Viewing Forecast For

Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines
Friday 28th January 2022
Last updated Wed 26th Jan 22 at 3:23PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Gusty westerly winds increasing post dawn to 30 to 40mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Walking will be difficult where exposed to the wind and gusts, which may throw you off balance.

How Wet?

Pockets of rain

Pockets of rain in western Dales, especially in the afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive in south

Cloud base of 600m, particularly in the western Yorkshire Dales with other summits largely free of cloud until rain arrives in afternoon.

Chance of cloud free summits?

60%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Hazy. Sun could be obscured by high-level cloud.

How Cold? (at 700m)

4C.

And in the valleys

Typically 7C in the afternoon

Viewing Forecast For

Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines
Saturday 29th January 2022
Last updated Wed 26th Jan 22 at 3:23PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Low confidence of timing of frontal system. Upland gales, westerly 40-50mph. Will later ease a little & turn northwesterly.

Effect of the wind on you?

Difficult and serious walking conditions where exposed to wind. Gusts may throw you off balance.

How Wet?

Persistent rain for a time

Pockets of rain in the Dales or drizzle in the north Pennines will turn persistent for an hour or two before clearing to leave the odd shower.

Cloud on the hills?

Cloud likely above summits

Summits likely to be clear of cloud but higher hills may well be shrouded for a time, especially as band of rain passes.

Chance of cloud free summits?

60%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Dull with poor visibility in rain, but later patches of sun and very good visibility (time of the improvement uncertain).

How Cold? (at 700m)

6C dropping to 2C

And in the valleys

10C

Planning Outlook

Westerly winds, sometimes exceeding gale force at least in Scotland will continue until into next month. There will be frequent rainfall on western mountains; copious on the W & NW Highlands, where as temperatures oscillate, there will be both rain and snow - over time, the snow accumulation on the Munros. Further south, only occasionally will freezing levels be low, with most precipitation as rain. There remains uncertainty later Sunday (30th) when a small low may bring significant snow to the Scottish Highlands.