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 7th June 2020
Last updated Saturday 6th June 2020 at 4:25 PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Northerly winds continue, typically strongest North Pennines & Cheviots. Cool or cold; lowest temperatures in northern Scotland, where sub-zero above 800-1000m, and occasional snow flurries. Low cloud, rain & drizzle affects Pennine areas for several hours.

Headline for Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines

Chilly. Dull, damp and windy morning; improving.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northerly 20 to 30mph morning, at times 35mph higher Pennines. Speeds easing gradually through afternoon to 15-20mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Will impede walking at times in the morning with noticeable or locally significant wind chill on higher terrain.

How Wet?

Early rain or drizzle fading through morning.

Areas of rain from dawn into early morning. Sometimes persistent with risk of local heavier bursts, at times just drizzly. Will tend to break up from north through morning, becoming largely dry by midday. Chance of a very isolated afternoon shower, mostly far western areas around Forest of Bowland.

Cloud on the hills?

Low cloud lifting through day; lowest east

Extensive low cloud dawn into the morning, forming below 400m in rain, particularly eastern Pennines. As rain fades, cloud bases will gradually rise from north, with breaks above 600m by midday, and increasingly breaking to higher slopes onward through afternoon, slowest above eastern Dales.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20% rising to 70% afternoon.

Sunshine and air clarity?

After a mostly cloudy morning, patches of sun developing by middle of day onward. Visibility poor around rain and low cloud; improving, becoming very good.

How Cold? (at 700m)

5 to 7C, lowest in the east. Wind chill feeling sub-zero where exposed to strongest wind; locally -5C on high tops for a time.

And in the valleys

7C from dawn, rising to 13 to 15C afternoon, warmest western Dales.

Viewing Forecast For

Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines
Monday 8th June 2020
Last updated Saturday 6th June 2020 at 4:25 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Northerly 10-15mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small

How Wet?

Generally dry

Small chance of an isolated shower.

Cloud on the hills?

Very little

A few patches high tops at first, soon lifting and breaking above most or all summits.

Chance of cloud free summits?

90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of sun. Visibility very good or excellent.

How Cold? (at 700m)

2 lifting to 4 or 5C

And in the valleys

Starting at 2 to 4C or locally colder with ground frost at dawn; rising to 12 to 15C afternoon, warmest in west.

Viewing Forecast For

Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines
Tuesday 9th June 2020
Last updated Saturday 6th June 2020 at 4:25 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly, strengthening from 5-10mph to 15mph by afternoon and evening.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small.

How Wet?

Rain unlikely

Low risk of a very isolated light afternoon shower.

Cloud on the hills?

All clearing

Fragments of cloud on some slopes from dawn, breaking up in morning to leave the hills generally clear.

Chance of cloud free summits?

90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Fairly sunny overall, although cloud slowly building into afternoon. Excellent visibility.

How Cold? (at 700m)

5 rising to 8C, locally a degree or so higher by afternoon eastern Pennines.

And in the valleys

Starting below 5C some valleys with slight ground frost locally at dawn; rising to 14 to 16C by afternoon, warmest eastern Dales.

Planning Outlook

Pressure builds across Britain to start the week, leaving just isolated showers. During Tuesday, a front moves into western Scotland - the legacy of this likely to bring a dull, damp day on Wednesday for some. Uncertainty later in the week: high pressure toward north/east, whilst areas of showers may move around slowly. Temperatures recovering gradually. Please be aware of currently different restrictions regarding Covid-19 across Scotland, England & Wales. Refer to local guidance or instructions from the National Parks and outdoor bodies, and please respect local communities in areas which are gradually reopening. See mwis.org.uk/blog for latest information and links.