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Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines Forecast

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
Saturday 28th May 2022
Last updated Sat 28th May 22 at 7:33AM

Summary for all mountain areas

Extensively dry with patches of sun, although a few brief showers. However, it will remain chilly, particularly near the coast of NW Scotland, where higher areas will be below freezing point.

Headline for Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines

Risk of a shower. Fairly light wind.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northerly, 15 to perhaps 20mph on highest tops.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small.

How Wet?

Isolated showers

A few brief showers afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Little if any

Fragments on highest slopes until mid or late morning will clear.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Almost certain

Sunshine and air clarity?

Bright sunshine until mid morning, then cloud will tend to fill in gradually. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 700m)

4C rising to 8C. Will feel much colder directly in the wind.

And in the valleys

Around 14C in the afternoon

Viewing Forecast For

Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines
Sunday 29th May 2022
Last updated Sat 28th May 22 at 7:33AM

How windy? (On the summits)

Northerly, 15 to 25mph, typically strongest over the North Pennines.

Effect of the wind on you?

Fairly small

How Wet?

Showers, mainly afternoon

Risk of a few showers from dawn. From late morning or midday, a scattering of showers more widely, giving hail on higher tops. Small risk isolated thunder.

Cloud on the hills?

Very little

Cloud base mostly above the summits, but patches may graze highest tops now and again.

Chance of cloud free summits?

90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of sun, but cloud filling in by afternoon. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 700m)

3C rising to 7C, but cooler N Pennines. Wind chill will make it feel as cold as -5C on higher tops in the morning.

And in the valleys

5C or below in some sheltered valleys at dawn, rising to 12 to 14C.

Viewing Forecast For

Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines
Monday 30th May 2022
Last updated Sat 28th May 22 at 7:33AM

How windy? (On the summits)

Direction may well vary, mostly less than 15mph, perhaps calm on some summits. But locally gusts 25mph in precipitation.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly negligible, although temporary sudden buffeting near precipitation in the afternoon.

How Wet?

Areas of heavy precipitation developing

Risk patches of rain from dawn, perhaps sleet on Cross Fell. Will deteriorate from later morning as showery rain becomes widespread and heavy with risk thunder. Total rainfall very varied over a few miles.

Cloud on the hills?

Will come and go, sometimes very extensive and low

Cloud base will rise from 550 to 800m after dawn to above highest hills by late morning. But in rain, expect fog widely on higher slopes and in some areas on lower slopes as well.

Chance of cloud free summits?

70%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patches of sunshine will tend to give way to occasional bursts of sun. Often excellent visibility but poor in rain.

How Cold? (at 700m)

6C.

And in the valleys

2 to 5C post dawn with ground frost in some valleys and sheltered upland dips. Will reach 13 or 14C in the afternoon.

Planning Outlook

Relatively low temperatures on the mountains much of next week; particularly on the Scottish highlands where higher tops will frequently be near freezing point. Showers, some heavy and thundery, giving hail and on higher tops snow, will be widespread, particularly in the afternoons, when in some areas they will merge to give a few hours of precipitation.