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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
Monday 2nd August 2021
Last updated Sun 1st Aug 21 at 4:10PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Dry and bright for most places. Quite cool, but light winds. A fair amount of cloud in the sky, although most summits often clear. Patches on some higher slopes in morning. One or two showers for the Pennines and Wales, locally a heavy burst in S & E Wales.

Headline for Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines

Local showers forming, tops mostly clear.

How windy? (On the summits)

West to southwest, 10 to 15mph or less.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small

How Wet?

A few showers developing

A scattering of showers likely to form and drift around slowly, locally the odd heavy burst during the afternoon, mainly N Pennines and toward eastern dales.

Cloud on the hills?

Above most summits

Local patches of cloud on higher slopes for time, but mostly clearing. Fragments lowering where showers occur.

Chance of cloud free summits?

80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Fairly cloudy, some sun mostly morning. Visibility very good.

How Cold? (at 700m)

7C at dawn, rising toward 11C afternoon.

And in the valleys

7C or locally cooler at dawn, rising to 16 to 18C afternoon.

Viewing Forecast For

Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines
Tuesday 3rd August 2021
Last updated Sun 1st Aug 21 at 4:10PM

How windy? (On the summits)

South to southwesterly 10 to 15mph or less.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small

How Wet?

Chance of a shower

Odd pockets of drizzly rain around low cloud. Perhaps an isolated shower middle of day into afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Lifting gradually above higher tops

Banks of low cloud mostly western Yorks Dales NP in the morning, tending to lift gradually to higher summits then above many hills into the afternoon. May also cap higher N Pennines above 800m for several hours.

Chance of cloud free summits?

30% rising to 70%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Mostly cloudy skies, glimpses of sun, best toward east in morning. Visibility good or very good below cloud, but may be rather dull for several hours in west.

How Cold? (at 700m)

8C rising toward 12C

And in the valleys

5 to 8C at dawn, rising to 16 to 19C afternoon, warmest eastern dales.

Viewing Forecast For

Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines
Wednesday 4th August 2021
Last updated Sun 1st Aug 21 at 4:10PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Southerly 15mph tending to strengthen through day to 25mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Fairly small, but becoming blustery on higher tops with time.

How Wet?

Risk a burst of rain

A little rain drifting northeastwards across the region, likely fairly patchy in nature, but risk of the odd heavy burst.

Cloud on the hills?

Occasionally covering tops

Banks of cloud may cover western summits around Ingleborough and Howgills for periods, sometimes capping higher Pennines elsewhere in morning or around rain, but many tops often clear or clearing.

Chance of cloud free summits?

60%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Fairly cloudy overall, a little sun mostly eastern dales. Visibility good or very good.

How Cold? (at 700m)

10 rising to 13C

And in the valleys

8 to 10C at dawn, rising to 18 to 20C afternoon.

Planning Outlook

A relatively quiet start to the week, but expect local showers or patchy rain. Lowering pressure Wednesday into Thursday then leads to an unsettled end to the week. Widespread rain and heavy showers, some thundery downpours. The most sustained rain likely focused on England & Wales. Windier too, the strongest winds expected across southern Britain, where gales are possible at times Thursday-Friday. A little warmer through midweek, but no imminent return to hot weather. Likely staying generally unsettled through the weekend as low pressure continues to influence Britain.