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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 1st December 2021
Last updated Tue 30th Nov 21 at 4:43PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Strong northwesterly winds will bring colder conditions to all areas once again with clusters of showers moving south across the country through the day, snow falling to lower slopes increasingly through the day but mainly higher slopes in Wales. Cloud frequently covering higher tops.

Headline for Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines

Much colder, clusters of snow showers for a time. Drier later in the day.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northwesterly later northerly, 30 to 45mph, suddenly gusty in showers. Risk up to 50mph western tops early in morning.

Effect of the wind on you?

Frequent considerable buffeting, at times arduous conditions; especially in the morning. Significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Snow/hail showers

Clusters of showers spreading down from the north later in the morning, may be frequent for periods, especially on the N Pennines and eastern Dales. Rain below 300-400m. Sometimes hail. Tending to become drier later in the afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Fairly extensive for a few hours.

Cloud bases varied, changing quickly. Some breaks to tops, particularly in the afternoon, but for a few hours toward the middle of the day, expect cloud to become fairly extensive higher slopes.

Chance of cloud free summits?

50%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Bursts of sun. Visibility mostly very good.

How Cold? (at 700m)

-1 or -2C. Will feel closer to -15C in direct exposure to strongest winds.

And in the valleys

3 to 5C, dropping quickly toward 0C from dusk.

Viewing Forecast For

Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines
Thursday 2nd December 2021
Last updated Tue 30th Nov 21 at 4:43PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Northerly 25 to 35mph, will ease and become northwesterly 10 to 20mph in the afternoon.

Effect of the wind on you?

Be prepared for fairly arduous conditions for a few hours in the morning with significant wind chill, easing by afternoon.

How Wet?

Mostly dry, risk isolated snow showers.

Mostly dry conditions, but risk of a few snow showers affecting the eastern Dales and Northern Pennines for a time. Risk snow arriving from west in the evening.

Cloud on the hills?

Very little until late on

Very little cloud on the hills through the day, bar the odd patch on tops; mainly in and around any snow showers. Cloud lowering widely from west in the evening.

Chance of cloud free summits?

90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Extensive sunshine, but high cloud building from the west afternoon. Visibility excellent, later widely lowering from west in snow.

How Cold? (at 700m)

-2 or -3C

And in the valleys

Sub zero early morning, gradual rise to 1 to 3C by early afternoon.

Viewing Forecast For

Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines
Friday 3rd December 2021
Last updated Tue 30th Nov 21 at 4:43PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Westerly 25mph at dawn, will ease to become 10 to 20mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Marked chill at dawn, but soon becoming small.

How Wet?

Early rain petering out

The legacy of a front, that will have given some transient snow overnight, will leave patches of drizzly rain for a time after dawn, but mostly petering out by midday.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive, slowly lifting and breaking

Extensive through the morning, in some areas banks to lowest slopes. Slow improvement through day with bases lifting and breaking, but likely not clearing tops.

Chance of cloud free summits?

30%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Mostly cloudy, a little sun here and there. Widely murky through morning, becoming good into afternoon.

How Cold? (at 700m)

Around 2C

And in the valleys

Around 5 or 6C through the day, little variation.

Planning Outlook

North or northwesterly winds will dominate through the rest of the week - most mountains frequently sub-zero onward into the weekend, at times to lower slopes. Some variation of freezing level, mainly toward western coasts and brief tongues of less cold air may move across Wales, perhaps the south Pennines. Frequent precipitation, mostly snow on the mountains, sometimes heavy showers with hail. Winds varied, but often strong, gales or severe upland gales at times.