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 11th December 2019
Forecast last updated on Wednesday 11th December 2019 at 4:20pm

Today | Thursday | Friday

Summary for all mountain areas

Extensively windy and cold, with frequent snow and hail on most, particularly western mountains. Whiteout in some areas, and lightning in places. Upland gales will be severe northern Scotland.

Headline for Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines

Upland winds near gale. Frequent snow and hail.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly 30 to 35mph, perhaps 40mph post dawn and dropping toward 25mph at dusk.

Effect of wind on you?

Walking arduous, particularly morning. Significant wind chill.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Snow/hail showers; sometimes precipitation very frequent. Risk lightning.

Snow and hail showers; sometimes frequent with the precipitation rarely ceasing over a couple of hours. Risk thunder. Mostly rain below 400m. Very wet underfoot.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensively covering the mountains

Cloud base continually changing. Occasionally higher tops clearing, but overall persistent fog on higher fells, and near precipitation, fragments of cloud below 450m.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Air clarity (below cloud)

Bursts of sun, mainly valleys eastern dales. Visibility intermittently very poor or in snow appalling.

How Cold? (at 700m)

0C. Will feel as cold as minus 14C directly in the wind.

And in the valleys


Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 12th December 2019

Cold, intermittently windy and extensive snowfall on most mountain areas during the next week. Only occasionally will snow penetrate to affect access roads; nevertheless, snow will accumulate on many lower slopes. Generally precipitation will be focussed on western mountains; some eastern summits substantially dry.

Sponsored by
In association with
Mountaineering Council of Scotland Association of Mountaineering Instructions