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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
Wednesday 14th April 2021
Last updated Tuesday 13th April 2021 at 4:18 PM

Summary for all mountain areas

High pressure resides across Britain. Little wind overall. Very clear with a good amount of sun, but also some areas of cloud, which will produce one or two localised showers, these mostly just isolated flurries of hail or snow. Temperatures rising just above freezing point on many summits, except the very highest tops in Scotland.

Headline for Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines

Light winds. Typically dry, hills clear.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northeasterly 5mph increasing through day to 15mph late afternoon or evening.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small, but feeling chilly on tops later.

How Wet?

Isolated showers

Chance of an isolated shower with hail. Where these do form, they will move around slowly for an hour or so.

Cloud on the hills?

Little if any

Fragments of cloud may briefly form on higher slopes in morning, otherwise most cloud which forms will be above the hills. Brief patches below 700m if showers occur.

Chance of cloud free summits?

90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Periods of sunshine; cloud sometimes filling in, particularly by afternoon. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 700m)

0C rising to 3C.

And in the valleys

Slight frost some valleys at dawn; reaching 8 to 10C by afternoon.

Viewing Forecast For

Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines
Thursday 15th April 2021
Last updated Tuesday 13th April 2021 at 4:18 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

East or southeasterly 5 to 15mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small

How Wet?

Precipitation unlikely

Cloud on the hills?

Generally clear

Chance of cloud free summits?

Above 90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Variable cloud and sun, typically best toward west. Excellent visibility.

How Cold? (at 700m)

1C rising to 4C by afternoon, although eastern Pennines may stay cooler.

And in the valleys

Frost at dawn in many valleys. Reaching 9 to 12C by afternoon, highest in west.

Viewing Forecast For

Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines
Friday 16th April 2021
Last updated Tuesday 13th April 2021 at 4:18 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

South or southeasterly, 10mph or less.

Effect of the wind on you?

Negligible

How Wet?

Precipitation not expected

Cloud on the hills?

Little if any

Chance of local patches of fog on some slopes from dawn, all dispersing.

Chance of cloud free summits?

90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine most widely morning, giving way as cloud gradually fills in. Visibility excellent. Pockets of mist some valleys and hill slopes at dawn.

How Cold? (at 700m)

0C rising toward 4C.

And in the valleys

Frost in valleys and sheltered higher slopes at dawn. Reaching 12C by afternoon.

Planning Outlook

High pressure is expected to influence our weather patterns beyond the middle of April. Often dry. Temperatures near freezing point on higher summits, tending to rise most afternoons. Lying snow on higher terrain will thaw only slowly. Some further overnight frosts. Next week may become milder with time. Sun and variable cloud; most mountains often clear. Mostly light winds, but southerlies strengthen this weekend. A frontal system coming in from the west by Sunday-Monday is likely to bring low cloud and some rain for a time, mainly in the west.