Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines Forecast

Viewing Weather Forecast for Friday 23rd August 2019

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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Forecast last updated on Thursday 22nd August 2019 at 4:35pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Strong to gale force winds across Scottish mountains in the morning, becoming confined to the northwest. Rain in the W/NW Highlands from dawn will fade and pull away northwards. Low cloud and patchy drizzle continues to affect many western hills of Britain, but some breaks tending to form, best toward eastern hills.

Headline for Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines

Blustery in morning. Low cloud and drizzle west, improving.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly 25 to 35mph from dawn, will ease to 15-20mph in the afternoon.

Effect of wind on you?

Walking fairly arduous at times in the morning, but becoming small.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

A little drizzle morning west

Patches of fine drizzle in the west in the morning, fading out to become dry.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive at first, lifting above most tops afternoon.

Cloud likely extensive across the hills from dawn above 500-700m, with lower patches from dawn western Dales. Bases will lift into the afternoon and become confined above most tops. Patches may be slow to break around Ingleborough and Howgills.

Chance of cloud free summits?

30% rising to 70% afternoon.

Sunshine?
Air clarity (below cloud)

Starting cloudy and dull, particularly western Pennines, locally murky in drizzle. Mostly good visibility eastern Dales, and may widely improve through day.

How Cold? (at 700m)

12C rising to 14C by afternoon out of cloud.

And in the valleys

Around 14C from dawn, rising to 20 to 22C afternoon, warmest eastern dales.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 24th August 2019

Southerly winds over the next few days will bring much warmer temperatures than recent weeks, and feeling humid. A few showers may affect western Scottish coasts on Saturday, but most places will be dry through the weekend and Monday, with light winds and sunshine, hazy at times. Many hills often free of low cloud. By Tuesday into midweek, as fronts edge back in from the west, bursts of rain are likely to develop, locally thundery. Southwesterly winds are expected to prevail later in the week, with rain at times, most frequent in W/NW Scotland. Some windy days with possible gales for the Highlands.