Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines Forecast

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.

Viewing Weather Forecast for Wednesday 22nd May 2019
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 21st May 2019 at 3:58pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

A front lies across the far north of Scotland, producing areas of rain or showers and cloud shrouding the hills. Fewer showers further south across the Highlands, with cloud breaks to many tops. A strengthening breeze. England & Wales largely dry with sunshine, broken cloud.

Headline for Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines

Dry overall with sunshine. Hills clear. A freshening breeze.

How windy? (On the summits)

West to northwesterly, 10 to 15mph, increasingly to 20mph by late afternoon, or 25mph North Pennines by evening.

Effect of wind on you?

Mostly small, but breeze freshening on higher tops later in day.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Rain very unlikely

Small chance of an isolated brief shower afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Hills generally clear

Rare fragments of cloud covering some higher slopes in morning, but soon breaking up, leaving tops clear.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Soon practically certain

Sunshine?
Air clarity (below cloud)

Patchwork of sun. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 700m)

6 to 8C from dawn, rising to 10C.

And in the valleys

Starting at 3 to 5C or locally below at dawn. Reaching 15 to 17C, warmest eastern valleys.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 23rd May 2019

A slack pressure pattern continues, with low pressure centred toward the northeast. Rather cool across northern Scotland for the rest of this week. Many places largely dry with just local brief showers or patches of drizzly rain. Mixed conditions prevail into the Bank Holiday weekend and beyond, with fairly low pressure in charge, but weather systems still moving around slowly. Expect rain from time to time, plus some heavy showers, in places giving rain for several hours. Cloud often shrouding higher terrain during or after rain. Temperatures around average for late May.

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