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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 20th September 2021
Last updated Sun 19th Sep 21 at 3:49PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Low cloud and generally damp conditions will affect western Scotland. Total rainfall small, although some steadier rain will develop as a front moves in. SW'ly winds strongest in the far north. Elsewhere a fine day with broken cloud and sun, some early fog patches.

Headline for Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines

Dry, hills generally clear, sunshine.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northwesterly 10mph, then later afternoon 15mph, perhaps 20mph higher N Pennines.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small

How Wet?

No rain

Cloud on the hills?

Little if any

Most cloud confined above higher tops. Some early fog banks in valleys.

Chance of cloud free summits?

90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine and a little fair-weather cloud forming. Visibility very good, some early mist.

How Cold? (at 700m)

8C rising to 11C

And in the valleys

Around 5C sheltered valleys at dawn; reaching 17 to 19C in the afternoon.

Viewing Forecast For

Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines
Tuesday 21st September 2021
Last updated Sun 19th Sep 21 at 3:49PM

How windy? (On the summits)

West becoming southwesterly, strengthening through day 15 to 30mph, perhaps 35mph N Pennines by dusk.

Effect of the wind on you?

Starting fairly small, but will increasingly impede comfortable walking, later considerable buffeting on tops.

How Wet?

Rain unlikely

Rare if any spots in the wind, mostly only western areas around Ingleton and Sedbergh.

Cloud on the hills?

Occasional low cloud west

Patches of low cloud may drift onto western hills around Ingleborough from time to time, but many hills often clear.

Chance of cloud free summits?

70%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine and thin high level cloud. Visibility good, but a slight haze.

How Cold? (at 700m)

9C if in cloud, up to 13C eastern side of Pennines.

And in the valleys

Around 7C at dawn, rising to 16 to 19C, warmest eastern Yorks Dales.

Viewing Forecast For

Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines
Wednesday 22nd September 2021
Last updated Sun 19th Sep 21 at 3:49PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly, 40mph to perhaps 50 gusts 60mph for a time in the morning N Pennines; then typically 25 to 35mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Expect arduous walking conditions on higher fells throughout the day, sometimes difficult on tops. Notable wind chill.

How Wet?

Rain for several hours

Uncertain timing of a front moving southward: A few hours of rain likely to set in, heaviest on western side of the Pennines. May be patchy at first, and then breaking up later in the day.

Cloud on the hills?

Cloud blanketing many fells most of day

Shrouding the fells extensively during rain, lowest across western areas, particularly Three Peaks and Howgills. Even ahead of rain, cloud likely to cover these areas, but some breaks for a time further east.

Chance of cloud free summits?

10% western Dales; 30% elsewhere.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Mostly cloudy, misty and dull as rain sets in, but for a time visibility may be good.

How Cold? (at 700m)

9 to 11C, but tending to lower through day, perhaps 7C before evening.

And in the valleys

Around 10C at dawn, reaching 15 to 19C by middle of day, warmest eastern dales.

Planning Outlook

High pressure will drift southwards and southwesterly winds will strengthen across Britain in the first half of the week, soonest across Scotland. Staying windy through into next weekend, gales or sometimes severe gales on higher mountains, particularly Scotland. Rain will become frequent in western Scotland as fronts come in from the Atlantic. Spells of rain elsewhere - less wet for Wales and southern Pennines, although a risk of heavier rain moving further south by the weekend. Temperatures will vary through the next 10 days, sometimes fairly warm and humid, but chiller air spreading from the northwest at times - Scottish high tops occasionally near freezing point.