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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 23rd September 2020
Last updated Tuesday 22nd September 2020 at 4:20 PM

Summary for all mountain areas

In Scotland, many places dry, but a few showers moving around slowly, of snow on higher summits. Chilly, but winds light. A complex front drifts east across England & Wales - rain may well largely clear, but risk of showers following, may cluster together.

Headline for Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines

Cool. Soon largely dry, wind fairly light.

How windy? (On the summits)

North to northwesterly 15-20mph for a few hours around dawn into the morning. Becoming northeasterly or variable, tending to ease to 10-15mph, but may be 20mph again toward dusk.

Effect of the wind on you?

Fairly small, but notable wind chill where exposed on tops.

How Wet?

Isolated showers

Remnants of overnight rain soon clears southeastwards around dawn, to leave often dry conditions. Scattered hail showers into afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Lifting above most tops

Banks of cloud across the hills from dawn, gradually lifting toward higher slopes and breaks to many summits. Higher Pennines may hold onto cloud for longer.

Chance of cloud free summits?

70%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Cloud layers breaking up periodically to give sunshine. Visibility soon mostly excellent.

How Cold? (at 700m)

6C

And in the valleys

8C rising to 13C.

Viewing Forecast For

Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines
Thursday 24th September 2020
Last updated Tuesday 22nd September 2020 at 4:20 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Low confidence: Variable direction, likely east becoming southerly, 15 to 25mph, perhaps 30-35mph for a time.

Effect of the wind on you?

Fairly small, but risk blustery and chilly on higher areas at least part of day.

How Wet?

Risk persistent rain, heavy showers

Rain is expected to pivot slowly across northern England - duration of heavier rain uncertain. Risk persistent over several or many hours. May become clusters of heavy possibly thundery showers.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive in rain

Likely to cover higher fells much of the day, but forming widely to lower levels if rain sets in. Away from rain, some breaks may occur.

Chance of cloud free summits?

40%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Mostly cloudy, any sun weak through layers of high cloud. Visibility very good away from rain, but poor if rain sets in.

How Cold? (at 700m)

3 to 5C.

And in the valleys

Starting below 5C some valleys; struggling to reach 10C all day if developing rain then persists.

Viewing Forecast For

Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines
Friday 25th September 2020
Last updated Tuesday 22nd September 2020 at 4:20 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

North to northwesterly, 25 to often 30mph, may reach 40mph, perhaps 50mph for a time on higher Pennines.

Effect of the wind on you?

Considerable buffeting at times on higher terrain, in places arduous conditions; significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Occasional showers, hail

Risk of isolated showers spreading from the north occasionally through the day, perhaps frequent for a time east and north Pennines in morning, with brief hail.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly very little

Patches covering some slopes in morning, but soon breaking above higher summits.

Chance of cloud free summits?

80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Bursts of bright sunshine. Excellent visibility.

How Cold? (at 700m)

3 to 5C.

And in the valleys

4C or below from dawn, rising to 12C afternoon.

Planning Outlook

Generally chilly into the weekend with higher mountains near or just below freezing point, and overnight frost in many valleys, notable early-season low temperatures Highland glens. A complex low pivots eastwards on Thursday - rain focused across England, Wales & southern Scotland. Strong northerly winds follow on Friday with scattered hail showers, snow on the Munros. Pressure builds by Saturday leading to largely dry conditions and very clear air. Early next week, westerly winds are expected to return, with rain at times, low cloud and varied temperatures.