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 Tuesday 15th October 2019
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 15th October 2019 at 4:34pm

Summary for all mountain areas

A slack weather situation across the British Isles. Generally dry, or just pockets of drizzle. Chance a local burst of rain Wales. Wind mostly light. A murky morning with fog from low levels up in places, some hills above or between cloud layers. A weak front west of Scotland makes little progress, with most western hills largely clear.

Headline for Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines

Dry overall. Low cloud slowly lifting. Wind mostly light.

How windy? (On the summits)

Variable direction, perhaps northeasterly 15-20mph early morning. Then 10-15mph or less through middle of day. Later southwesterly.

Effect of wind on you?

Mostly small.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Early drizzle fading

Risk of a few pockets of drizzly rain, mostly eastern Pennines in the morning, fizzling out.

Cloud on the hills?

Low cloud gradually lifting

Cloud likely extensive across the Pennines to low levels from dawn. Bases are likely to lift through day, with some clearances to higher slopes in afternoon.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20% rising slowly to 70%.

Sunshine?
Air clarity (below cloud)

Sun breaking through slowly. A murky start, visibility improving into afternoon.

How Cold? (at 700m)

5 or 6C.

And in the valleys

Starting around 7C, rising to 12C afternoon.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 16th October 2019

A front makes slow progress northeastward during Wednesday, with rain lasting many hours. Thursday onward through weekend - areas of rain or showers will rotate around a slow-moving centre of low pressure, some heavy bursts with hail and thunder, but also areas which escape dry most or all of a day. Wind speeds varied, local gales at times, but also marked lulls. Temperatures on the cool side, persistently near or below freezing point on higher Scottish Munros with snow likely to fall and lie above about 1100m. Fairly benign autumn conditions are expected early next week.

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