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Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines Forecast

Yorkshire Dales & North Pennines

The entire Yorkshire Dales National Park and North Pennines AONB, including the Three Peaks and Cross Fell, plus Howgills, also south to Forest of Bowland.

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Viewing Forecast For

Yorkshire Dales & North Pennines
Thursday 25th July 2024
Last updated Wed 24th Jul 24 at 4:31PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Humid air coming in off the Atlantic will bring extensive low cloud, although by afternoon well inland (from south to west facing coasts), cloud base will have risen. Pockets of drizzly rain, mainly western highlands of Scotland, perhaps most pronounced later in the day. Blustery higher tops toward NW Highlands.

Headline for Yorkshire Dales & North Pennines

Pockets of rain, mainly late in day. Fog extensive on higher areas.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly, 15 to 20mph, perhaps locally 30mph N Pennines.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small

How Wet?

Extensively dry, but risk of a little rain

A few pockets of drizzle western dales south of Tebay, and small risk of around an hour of rain toward or during evening.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive on higher areas

Fog across the fells from dawn, the lowest cloud base western hills south for Tebay. Will improve, by midday many summits cloud free, but 600m south of Tebay - but risk cloud filling in again in rain.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20%, but by late morning 80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patches of sunshine coming through, mainly northern Pennines and more eastern hills elsewhere. Excellent visibility, but dropping in rain.

How Cold? (at 700m)

12C

And in the valleys

Rising to 18 to 21C, warmest N Pennines and eastern dales.

Viewing Forecast For

Yorkshire Dales & North Pennines
Friday 26th July 2024
Last updated Wed 24th Jul 24 at 4:31PM

How windy? (On the summits)

West turning southwesterly 10 to 20mph, perhaps 25mph at times on highest exposed paths. May be gusty in the east.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small, gustiness may be annoying at times, affecting comfortable walking.

How Wet?

Little or no rain

Extensively dry, chance for an isolated shower, risk highest north of Cross Fell and toward Three Peaks.

Cloud on the hills?

Morning low cloud, later mostly clearing

Fog or low cloud in the morning, lifting, clearing most hills by late morning. Highest tops may be above the clouds in the morning, then banks drifting upslope to cap tops before clearing in the afternoon.

Chance of cloud free summits?

70%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of sun N Pennines and more eastern dales elsewhere. Otherwise, only occasional sun. Excellent visibility, but poor in rain. Visibility mostly excellent.

How Cold? (at 700m)

Around 11C

And in the valleys

12-13C from dawn, rising to 16 or 17C

Viewing Forecast For

Yorkshire Dales & North Pennines
Saturday 27th July 2024
Last updated Wed 24th Jul 24 at 4:31PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwest turning westerly, 10 to 25mph, strongest in the afternoon on the eastern slopes.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small, but noticeable in the east, may be annoyingly gusty there.

How Wet?

Showers possible, but more often dry

Risk of showers, highest on the northernmost Pennines and toward Three Peaks.

Cloud on the hills?

Misty start, widely clear by midday

Fog or very low clouds widely covering the hills in the morning, soon lifting above all hills.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20% rising to 80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Little to no sun on the western slopes, bright or sunny spells toward the east. Visibility good, very good in the east.

How Cold? (at 700m)

10 to 13C

And in the valleys

10C rising to 16-18C, warmest east

Planning Outlook

Continued winds from the southwest will bring low cloud and intermittent rain, focussed on the NW Highlands and perhaps Lochaber. Away from these areas, total rainfall will be small. Little change in temperature. Wind sped fairly light, although sometimes blustery NW Scotland.