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 24th June 2021
Last updated Wed 23rd Jun 21 at 4:35PM

Summary for all mountain areas

A damp atmosphere shrouds most west coastal hills in fog to lower slopes in morning. Some breaks forming for England, Wales & eastern Scotland. Rain heavier in middle of the day in western Scotland, spreading later to NW England and N Wales.

Headline for Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines

A little rain, often dry. Cloud breaking toward most tops.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northwest turning westerly 10 to 20mph, tending to strengthen through day, reaching 20-25mph afternoon, nearer 30mph on higher N Pennines into evening, perhaps more widely by dusk.

Effect of the wind on you?

Fairly small morning, but increasing amounts of buffeting on higher fells as the day progresses.

How Wet?

Mainly dry, risk a little rain

Pockets of drizzle from dawn, perhaps a local shower, otherwise many hours largely dry through the day. Up to dusk, increasing risk of rain developing from the west, to become fairly persistent after dark.

Cloud on the hills?

Lifting into middle of day

Western dales in Yorkshire: cloud may well at times form lower slopes up, although likely to lift and clear for periods by middle of day. Elsewhere: cloud lifting to clear most summits during morning, although patches returning near rain.

Chance of cloud free summits?

60%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional sun, although western dales in Yorkshire may be dull and misty most of the day. Further east, often excellent visibility.

How Cold? (at 700m)

10C rising to 13C; then dropping toward 9C by dusk, and nearer 6C overnight.

And in the valleys

10C at dawn, rising to 18 to 21C into afternoon, warmest in east.

Viewing Forecast For

Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines
Friday 25th June 2021
Last updated Wed 23rd Jun 21 at 4:35PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Direction likely to vary, at times little wind, rarely more than 15mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small.

How Wet?

Risk lingering rain

Some uncertainty: Rain arriving in the early hours likely to persist well into the daytime, risk of steady heavy falls for a few hours. May gradually break up, but expect rain or drizzle to continue, plus the odd heavy burst.

Cloud on the hills?

Fairly extensive

Risk of blanket low cloud across the fells most or all day. Some breaks may occur above 600m if rain fades away for sustained periods.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Generally cloudy, very murky around rain. Occasional improvements.

How Cold? (at 700m)

8 to 10C

And in the valleys

13 to 19C, coolest where rain lingers.

Viewing Forecast For

Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines
Saturday 26th June 2021
Last updated Wed 23rd Jun 21 at 4:35PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Easterly 15 to 20mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Fairly small

How Wet?

Patchy drizzle mostly east

Drizzly rain may come and go through the day on the eastern side of the Pennines, but western Yorks Dales may see very little.

Cloud on the hills?

May persist above eastern dales

Risk of low cloud covering the hills for several hours, particularly eastern areas. Gradually cloud bases lifting toward higher slopes, with breaks to the tops in the west.

Chance of cloud free summits?

50%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Risk of low cloud and dull conditions for several hours, particularly eastern Pennines. Further west, occasional sun developing, visibility may be very good.

How Cold? (at 700m)

9C rising to 12C.

And in the valleys

Below 10C at dawn, rising to 17 to 20C afternoon.

Planning Outlook

Low pressure drifts slowly southwards across Britain through Friday into the weekend, followed by improving conditions from the north as pressure builds. Residual areas of rain, drizzle and low cloud may affect Wales, the Pennines and perhaps eastern Scotland through the weekend, whilst west & northwest Scotland become fine and increasingly warm. Most indications favour high pressure influencing Britain into next week, bringing mainly dry and warm weather. Despite some rain this week, most mountain areas will remain very dry underfoot: beware of the risk of fire.