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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
Monday 30th March 2020
Last updated Sunday 29th March 2020 at 3:50 PM

Summary for all mountain areas

High pressure to the west of the British Isles will bring largely dry but mostly cloudy conditions with a persistent cloud sheet; although some breaks will occur. Brisk winds across England and Wales, and in the morning across Scotland, will give significant chill. Isolated snow flurries.

Headline for Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines

Significant chill. Cloud sheet covering higher tops. Isolated flurries.

How windy? (On the summits)

North to northeasterly 15 to 25mph; may reach 30mph at times higher slopes.

Effect of the wind on you?

May impede walking at times across higher slopes with significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Isolated flurries.

Risk of a few isolated snow or hail flurries.

Cloud on the hills?

Areas of low cloud covering higher tops.

A cloud sheet will cover the area, and give banks of cloud at times through the day across higher slopes above 500m. Some breaks in cloud sheet may develop; most likely in the west.

Chance of cloud free summits?

50%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Mostly cloudy, but some patches of sun will break through at times. Visibility mostly good or very good.

How Cold? (at 700m)

-1C rising to 2C, but feeling closer to -12C in direct exposure to strongest winds in the morning.

And in the valleys

Terrain frozen or partly frozen from valleys up after frost at dawn. Will rise to 8 to 10C in the afternoon.

Viewing Forecast For

Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines
Tuesday 31st March 2020
Last updated Sunday 29th March 2020 at 3:50 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

West to northwest 5 to 15mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small

How Wet?

No precipitation expected

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly above tops.

A few patches possible covering higher tops in the morning. However, but midday hills mostly clear.

Chance of cloud free summits?

70%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional sun, but often periods when cloudy. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 700m)

0C lifting to 2C

And in the valleys

Patchy frost in valleys at dawn, then temperatures rising to 7 to 9C in the afternoon.

Viewing Forecast For

Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines
Wednesday 1st April 2020
Last updated Sunday 29th March 2020 at 3:50 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Northwesterly 15 to 25mph; strongest in the afternoon.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small.

How Wet?

Mostly dry

Small risk of an isolated shower or flurry.

Cloud on the hills?

Very little

Fragments of cloud covering some high tops around dawn. Otherwise, hills very likely clear.

Chance of cloud free summits?

80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Some patches of sun, but often overcast due to persist cloud sheet. Visibility very good or excellent.

How Cold? (at 700m)

0C lifting to 2C by the afternoon.

And in the valleys

Patchy frost at first, then temperatures rising to 7 to 9C in the afternoon.

Planning Outlook

Frequently cold this week, leaving higher terrain in Scotland frozen and intermittently frozen elsewhere. Precipitation amounts small, although heavier snow showers arriving later in week across Scotland. Scottish MR Note: Scot Gov has stated that "essential travel only must be undertaken" in order to protect our rural communities and prevent extra pressure on our Emergency Services. Now is the time to avoid unnecessary mountain activities and consider our social responsibilities. More info, visit: https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/