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
Thursday 22nd October 2020
Last updated Wednesday 21st October 2020 at 2:30 PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Despite an approaching ridge of high pressure, the remnants of fronts, will mean only a slow, although sustained improvement after extensive low cloud and patches of rain from dawn - particularly so central Britain. Strong winds will ease; becoming very light in Scotland.

Headline for Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines

Gradually improving as extensive low cloud lifts and rain fizzles out.

How windy? (On the summits)

Westerly, 30 to on higher tops 40mph most of morning. Will then ease to around 25mph by mid afternoon, although perhaps still 30mph highest summits Ingleborough area.

Effect of the wind on you?

Walking arduous on higher areas morning, but will slowly ease.

How Wet?

Rain slowly fizzling out

Patches of rain morning will gradually fizzle out middle of day, leaving isolated, if any showers.

Cloud on the hills?

Very extensive morning, but cloud base slowly rising, particularly east

Fog will shroud the hills from dawn, covering lower slopes western fells south of Kirkby Stephen. There will be a sustained improvement as cloud base slowly rises. By mid afternoon, most cloud will be above 600m or 700m.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Less than 10% post dawn, 70% from mid afternoon

Sunshine and air clarity?

Dull misty conditions will slowly clear. Increasingly patches of sunshine afternoon and very good visibility.

How Cold? (at 700m)

6C; will tend to drop during day.

And in the valleys

Between 10 and 12C, warmest eastern dales.

Viewing Forecast For

Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines
Friday 23rd October 2020
Last updated Wednesday 21st October 2020 at 2:30 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly, from dawn 35-40mph, but easing to 25mph from west middle of day. May reach 30mph again late afternoon.

Effect of the wind on you?

Walking arduous on higher areas most of morning and again later in day.

How Wet?

Rain, mainly morning

One or two pulses of rain, lasting an hour or two before in afternoon, improving to just the odd shower.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive morning; cloud base rising

Cloud forming lower slopes western dales; breaks to 600m elsewhere. Then improving as cloud base rises to base 650m to 800m.

Chance of cloud free summits?

40%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patches of sunshine afternoon. Visibility intermittently poor morning, but then mostly good, although slight haze.

How Cold? (at 700m)

Typically 4C; will tend to drop slowly through day.

And in the valleys

Will reach around 12C middle of day and early afternoon.

Viewing Forecast For

Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines
Saturday 24th October 2020
Last updated Wednesday 21st October 2020 at 2:30 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Southerly 60 to 70mph, strongest higher summits, easing to 45mph late in day.

Effect of the wind on you?

Any mobility difficult and wind chill severe where exposed on higher areas, sudden gusts at times some lower slopes.

How Wet?

Rain, widely heavy, later clearing

Soon widely constant often heavy rain, particularly western dales. Likely to clear mid to late afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive on higher areas

Blanket fog most most of day above 300-450m, but nearer 450 to 650m eastern dales. Will improve only late in day.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Rare if any sunshine. Visibility often poor, particularly in heavy rain.

How Cold? (at 700m)

7C.

And in the valleys

Will reach 13C early afternoon.

Planning Outlook

A series of often intense lows will come in off the Atlantic, bringing periods of storm force winds to all mountain areas from the weekend. Rain will fall almost daily, particularly on western mountains, where considerable total rainfall. On higher areas, mainly the Scottish Highlands, snow will fall intermittently.