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Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines Forecast

Yorkshire Dales & North Pennines

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

Today's Forecast

Moderate breeze, locally gusty
Frequent or persistent rain
Poor visibility
Mild

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Viewing Forecast For

Yorkshire Dales & North Pennines
Monday 22nd July 2024
Last updated Sun 21st Jul 24 at 4:30PM

Summary for all mountain areas

A lot of cloud, often covering western hills. Patchy rain and drizzle for southern Scotland, northern England and Wales, amounts mostly small. Drier toward the north of the Highlands. Showers forming in the afternoon, locally heavy in the east. Light winds for Scotland, a fresher breeze for England and Wales.

Headline for Yorkshire Dales & North Pennines

Moderate breeze. Patchy light rain, low cloud west.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southerly turning westerly, 15 to 25mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small, may start to affect comfortable walking on exposed high terrain.

How Wet?

Rain fairly persistent, heavy at times

Frequent rain, heavy at times. Generally wettest over western areas, fading out for periods in east, but some showery bursts almost anywhere.

Cloud on the hills?

Hills mostly covered

Shrouding most hills in the morning, slowly rising cloud base may clear some slopes at times but where rain persists, cloud remaining extensive with patches to mid-slopes. Lowest around western Yorks Dales NP.

Chance of cloud free summits?

30%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Overcast. Often poor visibility.

How Cold? (at 700m)

10 to 12C; quite humid, fresher later.

And in the valleys

13C at dawn, rising to 18C, but a few degrees lower in rain.

Viewing Forecast For

Yorkshire Dales & North Pennines
Tuesday 23rd July 2024
Last updated Sun 21st Jul 24 at 4:30PM

How windy? (On the summits)

North to northwesterly, 15 to 20mph, up to 25mph higher Pennines early morning, easing to 10-15mph or less afternoon.

Effect of the wind on you?

Feeling breezy and cool for a few hours over higher terrain, but becoming small.

How Wet?

Chance of a shower

Possible drizzly showers around dawn, then an odd shower may form into the afternoon, generally light.

Cloud on the hills?

Lifting and clearing

Patches of cloud capping some higher slopes in morning. Dispersing or lifting above the fells into middle of day.

Chance of cloud free summits?

60% rising to 90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of sunshine, clouding over at times. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 700m)

9C rising toward 13C in afternoon.

And in the valleys

10C at dawn, rising to 18C.

Viewing Forecast For

Yorkshire Dales & North Pennines
Wednesday 24th July 2024
Last updated Sun 21st Jul 24 at 4:30PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Southerly, increasing during the day, 10 to 20mph, up to 30-35mph by evening.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small, but becoming breezier over higher terrain. Later in day more blustery, buffeting by dusk.

How Wet?

Rain unlikely

By evening, risk spots of rain developing from thickening high cloud. Possible steadier rain arriving into the night.

Cloud on the hills?

Little if any

Any early mist patches on lower slopes soon dispersing.

Chance of cloud free summits?

90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Periods of strong sun, some thin high cloud, tending to thicken later. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 700m)

11C rising to 14C.

And in the valleys

9C at dawn, rising to 18 to 21C, warmest eastern dales.

Planning Outlook

A ridge of high pressure produces a better day on Tuesday. Midweek onward, southwesterly winds will bring further rain from time to time, lowest cloud over western mountains. Temperatures near or a little lower than normal on the hills. Pressure tending to build from the south toward next weekend bringing drier and warmer conditions more widely. Southwest breezes toward northwest Scotland may continue to bring frequent cloud and a little rain at times here.