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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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Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines
Friday 30th October 2020
Last updated Friday 30th October 2020 at 8:07 AM

Summary for all mountain areas

A weak ridge of high pressure will bring a spell of relatively benign conditions to S Scotland and into England and Wales. However, showers will affect NW Scotland and there is uncertainty in the extent that strong winds, rain and low cloud clear from the NW across Wales.

Headline for Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines

Windy at first. Rain soon clearing.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly tending to drop from around 35mph after dawn to 20 or 25mph by mid afternoon.

Effect of the wind on you?

Walking may be arduous at first, but will become fairly small.

How Wet?

Becoming dry as overnight rain soon clears.

Overnight heavy rain will clear from the west an hour or two after dawn; perhaps late morning toward Skipton. Risk of the odd brief shower following, but substantially dry. Very wet underfoot; streams in spate.

Cloud on the hills?

Blanket fog almost all hills

Low confidence: Almost blanket fog, from many lower slopes up may clear from the north, leaving patches above 650m.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20% rising progressively 90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine increasingly coming through; often extensive high level cloud. Visibility may start poor, but will become excellent.

How Cold? (at 700m)

9C; dropping, perhaps abruptly, to 6C.

And in the valleys

13 to 15C, warmest eastern dales.

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Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines
Saturday 31st October 2020
Last updated Friday 30th October 2020 at 8:07 AM

How windy? (On the summits)

Low confidence in this forecast: South veering southwesterly 50 to 65mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Walking, or any mobility, may be very difficult on higher areas, and wind chill severe. Sudden powerful gusts even lower slopes.

How Wet?

Widespread rain

Frequent rain, sometimes heavy or torrential, particularly morning from Ingleborough fells north to Kirkby Stephen - where widely saturated underfoot; some flooding of paths and in spate streams.

Cloud on the hills?

Threat almost blanket fog

Cloud base typically 400 to 600m.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Little or no sunshine. Visibility extensively very poor in rain.

How Cold? (at 700m)

9C

And in the valleys

14 or 15C.

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Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines
Sunday 1st November 2020
Last updated Friday 30th October 2020 at 8:07 AM

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly 40 to 50mph, although for periods 55mph on highest tops.

Effect of the wind on you?

Walking sometimes difficult and wind chill significant where exposed on higher areas.

How Wet?

Frequent rain; flooding

One or two dry periods, but overall frequent sometimes heavy rain. Saturated conditions underfoot: flooding of some paths & in spate streams and rivers.

Cloud on the hills?

Very extensive

Rare breaks to higher fells, but overall extensive fog above 500 to 700m, although at times cloud forming on lower slopes above western dales.

Chance of cloud free summits?

30%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional sun, most likely eastern dales and northern Pennines. Frequently misty and at times very poor visibility.

How Cold? (at 700m)

5C

And in the valleys

9 or 10C.

Planning Outlook

A series of deep Atlantic lows and their associated bands of rain and severe gale or storm force upland winds will affect Britain until early next week. It will then turn much drier, although some uncertainty as weak fronts may still affect northwest Scotland.