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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
Wednesday 12th August 2020
Last updated Tuesday 11th August 2020 at 3:44 PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Very warm or hot by afternoon and very high humidity - anticipate dehydration and possible sunburn. Scattered thunderstorms will drift about slowly, mainly England and Wales, bringing locally torrential rain.

Headline for Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines

Very warm with hazy sunshine; threat thunderstorms.

How windy? (On the summits)

South or southeasterly, 10mph or less.

Effect of the wind on you?

Negligible.

How Wet?

Thunderstorms

Risk isolated thunderstorms morning. Higher threat thunderstorms afternoon giving locally torrential rain.

Cloud on the hills?

Summits frequently cloud free

After dawn: very varied; some fog lower slopes and valleys whilst in other areas fog higher up, and some summits above low cloud. All or nearly all summits will clear by mid morning, although banks of fog likely to return temporarily in and after rain.

Chance of cloud free summits?

90% by mid morning

Sunshine and air clarity?

Hazy sunshine, although cloud will build in afternoon. Visibility improving although a haze most or all day - and very poor in heavy rain.

How Cold? (at 700m)

20C.

And in the valleys

Will reach 27 to locally 30C in the afternoon.

Viewing Forecast For

Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines
Thursday 13th August 2020
Last updated Tuesday 11th August 2020 at 3:44 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Northeasterly mostly between 15 and 25mph although locally near and west of major ridges and cols 30mph, the strongest wind not necessarily on higher slopes.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly fairly small.

How Wet?

Little or no rain

Largely or completely dry although risk that remnants of thunderstorms may give a few bursts of rain here and there and possibly still isolated thunder.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive, before clearing many tops

Fog will shroud the hills most of morning from lowest slopes up eastern dales and above 400 to 550m above western dales. However, the base will lift and into the afternoon, most, perhaps all summits will clear.

Chance of cloud free summits?

30%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Ranging from dull and misty eastern hills, at least in morning to increasingly sunny with good visibility although a haze.

How Cold? (at 700m)

13C.

And in the valleys

19 to perhaps 23C in western dales in the afternoon.

Viewing Forecast For

Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines
Friday 14th August 2020
Last updated Tuesday 11th August 2020 at 3:44 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

East or northeasterly 15 to locally 30mph - strongest winds may extend to some lower slopes.

Effect of the wind on you?

Fairly small - although sudden buffeting in gusts some lower slopes.

How Wet?

Little or no rain

Threat of pockets of rain, locally heavy still drifting about and of well scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive - may persist all day

Blanket fog coming in off the North Sea may well shroud the hills from lower slopes up, particularly morning, although highest tops may be above the cloud. The fog patchy or by late morning perhaps clearing altogether western dales.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Dull and misty, although cloud may break to give patchwork of sunshine western dales. Hazy.

How Cold? (at 700m)

12C.

And in the valleys

16C eastern dales to 20 to 22C west in afternoon.

Planning Outlook

Remaining warm and particularly England and Wales humid. However, thundery rain will become mostly confined to Wales, whilst the Scottish Highlands are extensively dry. Overall extensive sunshine, although banks of very low cloud, mainly more eastern mountains, including those in east Wales. A change to wetter and gradually less warm conditions across Britain is likely early next week.