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 17th August 2022
Last updated Tue 16th Aug 22 at 4:50PM

Summary for all mountain areas

A ridge of high pressure will bring an improving day with low cloud breaking to reveal occasional sunshine. However, the legacy of a front across Wales and S Pennines will give low cloud and patchy drizzle in the morning, but brighter conditions will arrive into the afternoon, and the gusty northeast wind will ease.

Headline for Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines

Blustery start, winds easing. Low cloud clearing, then sunny periods.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northeasterly 20 to 30mph at first, easing toward midday and becoming 10 to 15mph or less in the afternoon.

Effect of the wind on you?

Blustery morning, will impede walking at times. Strongest winds not necessarily on highest slopes. Becoming small in the afternoon.

How Wet?

Early patchy drizzle soon clearing.

The legacy of a front will give some patches of drizzle at first, but these will soon clear.

Cloud on the hills?

Early low cloud, will lift and clear.

The legacy of overnight low cloud will cover many hills into the early morning period, most extensive in the east, before breaking up and lifting to leave hills clear by afternoon.

Chance of cloud free summits?

30% lifting to 90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Fairly cloudy start, but spells of sunshine developing. Visibility becoming very good or excellent.

How Cold? (at 700m)

7 to 10C

And in the valleys

14 to 18C, highest in the west.

Viewing Forecast For

Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines
Thursday 18th August 2022
Last updated Tue 16th Aug 22 at 4:50PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly 15 to 25mph, risk 30mph tops at times.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mat impede walking at times through the day across the tops.

How Wet?

Dry morning, then heavy showers.

After a dry morning, thickening cloud will bring and increasing risk of heavy bursts of showery rain pushing in from the west during the afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Increasingly covering the fells

Some good breaks at first with many hills clear, bar a few patches. However, increasingly low cloud will form over higher slopes as showery rain moves in.

Chance of cloud free summits?

70% at first, lowering from west to 30%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Becoming increasingly cloudy with early patches of sun soon giving way. Visibility sometimes poor due to rain.

How Cold? (at 700m)

10C lifting to 13C

And in the valleys

Lifting to 16 to 18C

Viewing Forecast For

Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines
Friday 19th August 2022
Last updated Tue 16th Aug 22 at 4:50PM

How windy? (On the summits)

West to southwesterly 15 to 25mph

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small

How Wet?

Scattered showers

A scattering of showers moving in from the west through the day. Some hills may escape dry, especially in the east.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly very little away from showers

Hills are likely to be clear of the day. However, a few patches will cover some tops early in the morning, and again in and around showers.

Chance of cloud free summits?

70%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional sunshine, most frequent in the east. Visibility good or very good, but lowering in showers as they pass by.

How Cold? (at 700m)

9 to 11C

And in the valleys

Lifting to 16 to 19C

Planning Outlook

A more unsettled period of weather ahead over the coming week, as low pressure will be often anchored to the northwest of the British Isles. This will result in west to southwesterly winds prevailing, with periods of strong winds or even gales at times, with frequent rainfall across western mountains, and rainfall more occasional further east where the best of the dry and bright weather will occur. Generally cooler, but warm sectors will move in at times over England and Wales bringing an increase in humidity levels once again.