A drystone wall leading up a hill in the Yorkshire Dales.
Mountain weather

Yorkshire Dales Mountain weather forecast table

Confidence

High confidence for a generally unsettled theme over the next few days, but lower confidence in the exact details of cloud and precipitation.

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Mountain hazards

Mountain weather hazards

Hazards apply at or above 300m, reflecting the more severe conditions which can occur at altitude.

hazard Poor Visibility
Poor visibility presents challenging route finding conditions. Visibility could be significantly less than 50 metres in all directions with few or no visual references, especially on featureless moors or plateaux. Distances become hard to judge and cliff or cornice edges can be difficult to recognise. These conditions require good navigational skills. There is a risk of white-out conditions when mist or fog is combined with extensive snow cover.

hazard Heavy Persistent Rain
Heavy and persistent rain can lead to drenched clothing and footwear with waterproofs often becoming soaked through, especially if accompanied by strong winds. This can lead to significant loss of body heat and an increased likelihood of hypothermia. Terrain may turn increasingly boggy underfoot while streams can flood and become impassable. There may also be a risk of flooding in valleys or glens. If there is snow cover, a heightened avalanche hazard is possible and avalanche reports should be consulted where available.

Mountain weather forecast

Low cloud and persistent rain and drizzle through much of the day.

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Weather
(at 600m)
Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Drizzle
Chance of precipitation
(at 600m)
40% 60% 40% 40% 40% 30%

Wind direction and speed (mph)
Altitude above mean sea level
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600m NW
7
NW
9
NW
7
NW
7
W
5
SW
5
300m NW
9
NW
8
NW
6
NW
5
W
4
SW
4
Valley NW
6
NW
5
NW
5
NW
4
SW
3
SW
2
Wind gust (mph)
Altitude above mean sea level
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600m 11 11 10 10 7 9
300m 16 13 11 10 7 9
Valley 13 8 9 7 7 6

Altitude above mean sea level
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600m
10°
10°
11°
11°
11°
300m
10°
12°
12°
13°
13°
12°
Valley
12°
13°
14°
15°
15°
13°
Freezing Level
2,600m
2,700m
2,700m
2,800m
2,800m
2,800m

Altitude above mean sea level
06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
600m
10°
10°
10°
300m
10°
12°
13°
13°
12°
Valley
11°
12°
14°
15°
15°
13°

Additional weather information

Meteorologist's view

Waterproof layers required for what will be a wet and overcast day. Navigational aids also required with most slopes in fog through parts of the day.

Weather

Overcast and wet, with a few heavier bursts possible into the morning. Rain perhaps becoming patchier and less persistent during the afternoon. Late into the evening the rain should ease off, becoming nearly dry overnight.

Chance of cloud-free hill tops

20%.

Low cloud and visibility

Extensive low cloud throughout the day, with cloud bases down to around 400m during the morning. Cloud bases may rise slightly into the afternoon, but are still likely to remain around 500-600m for much of the day, covering the majority of upper slopes. Visibility likely to be poor to very poor throughout.

Recent rainfall

Location: Malham
Altitude: 375m
Last 24 hoursLast 48 hoursLast 72 hours
0.6mm1mm1.2mm
Measurement date:

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Mountain weather information

Weather

Cloud and fog persisting across higher slopes through the night. This then lifting and breaking through the morning, to give some bright and sunny spells. High cloud spilling over the region during the early afternoon, with a small chance for heavy, and possibly thundery, showers pushing into the south of the park during the late evening.

Chance of cloud-free hill tops

30% first thing, improving to 90% by lunchtime.

Maximum wind speed expected

Southerly 5-10mph.

Temperature

  • At 600m Plus 9 degrees Celsius, rising to 15 degrees Celsius.
  • Valley Plus 12 degrees Celsius, rising to 19 degrees Celsius.
  • Freezing level Above summits.

Low cloud and visibility

Low cloud and fog shrouding upper slopes early on, before lifting and breaking through the morning. Cloud then staying above the summits through into the night, although may briefly drop if any showers reach far enough north. Visibility generally very good once early fog clears.

Mountain weather information

Tue 16 Jul

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Showers and sunny spells on Tuesday, possibly heavy and thunder at times. Moderate westerly winds.

Wed 17 Jul

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Mostly dry with some bright spells. Rain moving in from the west during the evening. Gentle southwesterly winds.

Thu 18 Jul

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Generally a drier day with some bright spells. Fresh southwesterly winds.

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Summit specific forecast

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