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
Sunday 26th May 2024
Last updated Sat 25th May 24 at 4:13PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Low pressure system drifting from the Atlantic brings unstable weather, lot of clouds, frequent showers and more than occasional thunderstorms, especially in northern England. Strong gusts are expected by thunderstorms, especially in Welsh mountains and in Peak District. Best conditions likely in Northwest Highlands.

Headline for Yorkshire Dales & North Pennines

Frequent rain, partly thundery. Gusty.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southerly 10 to 25mph, increasing during the day. Later gusts 30mph locally possible.

Effect of the wind on you?

Fairly small most of the day. In the afternoon moderate, walking starts to be strenuous on exposed tops prior to thunderstorms passing.

How Wet?

Drizzle at start, afternoon thundery showers.

Rain from overnight into early morning, before noon short dry period. Around noon widely developing showers, high risk of thunderstorm in the afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Hills covered extensively, afternoon slowly lifting.

Clouds covering fells from start, slowly lifting, uncovering lower elevated areas in the afternoon. Returning clouds possible if a thunderstorm occurs.

Chance of cloud free summits?

10% rising to 30%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Mostly dull, little chance for few sunbeams through the clouds in the afternoon between the showers. Poor visibility, improving if clouds lift.

How Cold? (at 700m)

7 to 10C.

And in the valleys

9C at dawn, rising to 15C.

Viewing Forecast For

Yorkshire Dales & North Pennines
Monday 27th May 2024
Last updated Sat 25th May 24 at 4:13PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Mostly southwesterly, 15 to locally 30mph. Gusts may reach 35mph on the Howgills.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small, slowly starting to affect comfortable walking on higher ridges.

How Wet?

Some rain at start, afternoon mostly dry.

Rain from overnight into early morning, before noon often dry. Low risk of showers developing afternoon, but most likely dry.

Cloud on the hills?

Morning mostly covered, lifting

Hills mostly covered at start, lifting during the day, often clearing the tops. Local patches lowering onto tops if a shower occurs.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20%, later 70%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Hardly any sunshine, at best some occasional sunbeams afternoon. Good visibility if below clouds, worsening by showers.

How Cold? (at 700m)

5 to 8C.

And in the valleys

8C at dawn, rising to 14C.

Viewing Forecast For

Yorkshire Dales & North Pennines
Tuesday 28th May 2024
Last updated Sat 25th May 24 at 4:13PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Low confidence in detail: South to southwesterly 20 to 30mph, risk 35mph at times western Yorks Dales.

Effect of the wind on you?

Be prepared for periods of blustery conditions, particularly fells around Three Peaks where risk fairly arduous.

How Wet?

Pulses of rain, heavy bursts into afternoon.

A front will make uncertain progress northeast, bringing periods of rain and drizzle, may break up into afternoon to bursts of heavy rain, risk thunder.

Cloud on the hills?

Fairly extensive

Be prepared for cloud to cover hills for much of the day, most widely in the morning and in rain. Although a general rise in bases through the day.

Chance of cloud free summits?

30%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Mostly cloudy, should front clear through, scope for brighter skies for a time, but cloud will bubble up further. Perhaps murky at times, poor visibility in rain.

How Cold? (at 700m)

8 to 10C, but feeling closer to freezing if exposed to stronger wind on higher tops.

And in the valleys

5C at dawn, rising to 13 to 15C

Planning Outlook

Bank Holiday is likely to stay wet in Scotland and northern England, with widely spread showers from the Highlands to the Lakes. Occasional showers may also sweep across Pennines and Snowdonia. Warm front from the west coming on Tuesday brings more persistent, but usually less intense rain. Following this, a northerly flow and high pressure building from the west, brings optimism for improving conditions and sunnier end of the week, while temperatures likely staying similar or even dropping slightly.