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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
Sunday 5th July 2020
Last updated Saturday 4th July 2020 at 2:25 PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Widely windy, upland gales on many summits southern Scotland southwards, and showery in the wake of an eastward moving low. For many the onset of rain will be sudden, with hail and thunder in places, although little or no rain mid Wales southwards.

Headline for Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines

Upland wind near gale. Heavy showers. Risk thunder.

How windy? (On the summits)

Westerly, typically 40 to 45mph. Particularly gusty from lower slopes up near heavy rain.

Effect of the wind on you?

Walking often difficult on higher areas and significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Heavy showers developing; risk lightning

Often dry morning, but then sudden onset of heavy showers with hail, the precipitation may be very frequent over an hour or two. Risk thunder.

Cloud on the hills?

Frequently covering higher slopes

Most higher summits will clear probably for several hours morning and into the afternoon. However, cloud often forming above 700m. Abruptly near precipitation, cloud forming much lower, occasionally below 450m.

Chance of cloud free summits?

70%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine intermittently, mainly morning. Generally hazy and very poor in heavy rain.

How Cold? (at 700m)

8C. Will feel as cold as minus 4 Celsius directly in the wind.

And in the valleys

At times between 14 and 16C, warmest eastern dales, but dropping several degrees near showers.

Viewing Forecast For

Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines
Monday 6th July 2020
Last updated Saturday 4th July 2020 at 2:25 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Northwesterly 20-25mph, although for a few hours after dawn 40mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Soon fairly small.

How Wet?

Showers

Showers, perhaps frequent North Yorkshire morning. Will become few and far between from west through afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensively above the summits

Cloud, widely covering higher fells from dawn, will clear most or all summits by mid morning. But near rain, cloud base dropping to around 500m.

Chance of cloud free summits?

70%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional sunshine. Excellent visibility.

How Cold? (at 700m)

9C

And in the valleys

Around 16C in the afternoon.

Viewing Forecast For

Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines
Tuesday 7th July 2020
Last updated Saturday 4th July 2020 at 2:25 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

West backing southwesterly extensively 10 or 15mph. Post dawn nearer 25mph, and may strengthen toward 35mph by evening.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small before high risk of increasingly marked buffeting later in day.

How Wet?

Rain becoming extensive

Very likely dry most or all morning. Then increasing rain spreading east, although at this stage timing uncertain.

Cloud on the hills?

Fells becoming foggy in rain

Cloud extensively confined above higher summits morning. Will then in rain lower onto higher areas, and later to many lower slopes particularly western dales.

Chance of cloud free summits?

60%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine will give way as veil of high level cloud thickenst. Excellent visibility before becoming widely poor in rain.

How Cold? (at 700m)

8C

And in the valleys

15 to perhaps 18C early afternoon, warmest eastern dales.

Planning Outlook

Continued progression of areas of low pressure into Britain from off the Atlantic this week will result in further bouts of rain and fog, generally concentrated on western mountains. There will also be strong winds. Nevertheless, there remains considerable uncertainty in forecast track of the lows, making the day to day forecast detail difficult (from Tuesday onwards). There could be a marked improvement late in the week.