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 12th April 2021
Last updated Sunday 11th April 2021 at 3:10 PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Staying cold, sub-zero on the mountains, but winds generally light. Dry with sunshine and very clear air for many places. Chance of isolated snow showers or flurries. Cloudier for Wales. Widespread significant frost inland after dawn.

Headline for Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines

Cold, but mostly light winds. Clear air.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northwest turning westerly; 10mph or at times less, but 15mph perhaps 20mph locally in morning, mainly North Pennines and above some eastern dales.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small.

How Wet?

Substantially or completely dry

Chance of an isolated snow or soft hail flurry; most of these may form further away to the east of the Pennines later.

Cloud on the hills?

Widely clear

Where cloud builds through day; bases will be well above higher summits in dry air mass.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Almost certain

Sunshine and air clarity?

Extensive sun in the morning; cloud building up a little into afternoon, but still often sunny. Visibility superb.

How Cold? (at 700m)

-3C lifting to around 1C, but some local variation.

And in the valleys

Sub zero at dawn, frost in most valleys. Lifting to around 8C in the afternoon.

Viewing Forecast For

Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines
Tuesday 13th April 2021
Last updated Sunday 11th April 2021 at 3:10 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

West to northwest 5 to 10mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Negligible

How Wet?

Substantially or completely dry.

Very likely dry, but risk of an isolated shower; snow higher slopes.

Cloud on the hills?

Likely very little

Hills very likely widely clear through the day. Locally forming on hills should snow showers develop.

Chance of cloud free summits?

80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Periods of sunshine; perhaps extensive for several hours. Skies may fill in with cloud in the afternoon. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 700m)

-1C lifting to around 1C; but some local variation.

And in the valleys

Sub zero at dawn, lifting to around 8C by afternoon.

Viewing Forecast For

Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines
Wednesday 14th April 2021
Last updated Sunday 11th April 2021 at 3:10 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Perhaps little wind overall. May become northeasterly 10-15mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small

How Wet?

Possible snow flurries

Chance of an isolated snow or soft hail flurry. Where these do form, they will move around slowly for an hour or so.

Cloud on the hills?

Little if any

Fragments of cloud may briefly form on higher slopes in morning, otherwise most cloud which forms will be above the hills. Brief patches on tops if showers occur.

Chance of cloud free summits?

90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Periods of sunshine; cloud sometimes filling in, particularly by afternoon. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 700m)

0C rising to 2C.

And in the valleys

Slight frost some valleys at dawn; reaching 8 to 10C by afternoon.

Planning Outlook

High pressure influences Britain through the next week to 10 days, maintaining quiet and fairly cool conditions, although a gradual rise of temperature is expected. Frost remains common, with a general rise of freezing level on the mountains into the afternoons. Existing lying snow on higher mountains will stay in place, thawing slightly during daytimes. Sun and variable cloud; most mountains often clear. Very little precipitation, apart from very isolated showers of snow or soft hail. Mostly light winds, but there may be some strengthening of wind around next weekend.