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Yellow warning

Yellow weather warning in force for Yorkshire Dales

Yorkshire Dales Mountain weather forecast table

Confidence

High for a mostly dry and sunny day on Tuesday. Low for shower detail later in the week and how the changeable spell develops into the weekend.

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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 Strong Sunlight
Harmful UV levels from sunlight increase with altitude giving a greater risk of sunburn and eye damage, even on some overcast days. On breezy days, the cooling effect of wind on exposed skin may disguise any feeling of sunburn until it is too late. If there is snow cover, glare increases the effect of UV rays especially on the eyes. It is advisable to wear sun block, protective clothing such as a long-sleeved top and hat and have good quality eye protection.

hazard Severe Chill Effect
Wind significantly lowers the ‘feels-like’ temperature relative to the actual temperature, with even moderate winds significantly adding to the chilling effect. Strong winds can result in a severe and debilitating wind chill many degrees below the actual temperature. This effect will be enhanced in rain or wet snow. Without protection, prolonged exposure could result in frost nip or frostbite on exposed parts of the body and/or hypothermia.

Mountain weather forecast

Early cloud clearing, becoming bright with sunny spells.

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Weather
(at 600m)
Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Clear night
Chance of precipitation
(at 600m)
<05% <05% <05% <05% <05% <05%

Wind direction and speed (mph)
Altitude above mean sea level
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600m NE
17
NE
19
N
16
N
15
N
13
N
7
300m N
8
NE
13
N
11
N
11
N
8
N
2
Valley N
6
NE
10
N
10
N
9
N
6
N
4
Wind gust (mph)
Altitude above mean sea level
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600m 25 25 21 20 18 9
300m 19 24 20 20 17 8
Valley 18 22 18 19 13 8

Altitude above mean sea level
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600m
300m
10°
Valley
11°
11°
10°
Freezing Level
700m
700m
900m
1,000m
1,000m
900m

Altitude above mean sea level
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600m
-4°
-4°
300m
Valley

Additional weather information

Meteorologist's view

Feeling rather cold near summits, temperatures masking the high UV levels from strong sunshine.

Weather

Dry but cloudy to start in the morning, becoming increasingly bright with cloud lifting and breaking. Patchy cloud and sunny spells from late morning. Chance of an isolated shower overnight. Cold, but with strong sunshine.

Chance of cloud-free hill tops

40% becoming 90% by mid-morning.

Low cloud and visibility

Broken amounts of cloud down to 500m initially in the morning, though this will soon lift above summits by mid-morning. Visibility initially poor to moderate in cloud and drizzle. Soon becoming good or very good by mid-morning, with clear views of distant hills.

Recent rainfall

Location: Malham
Altitude: 375m
Last 24 hoursLast 48 hoursLast 72 hours
2.4mm2.4mm2.4mm
Measurement date:

Rainfall data provided by the Environment Agency. The Met Office is not responsible for content provided by third parties and may remove this data without warning.

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Mountain weather information

Weather

Partly cloudy overnight with a chance of isolated showers. A mostly dry and bright morning, showers probably developing into the afternoon, these are expected to be mostly isolated, but may fall as sleet or snow near summits.

Chance of cloud-free hill tops

80%

Maximum wind speed expected

Northerly 10mph gusting 20mph.

Temperature

  • At 600m Minus 1 Celsius becoming plus 4 Celsius.
  • Valley Plus 2 Celsius becoming plus 8 Celsius.
  • Freezing level 700m

Low cloud and visibility

Patches of cloud down to 600m overnight, cloud lifting and clearing by day, with isolated cloud down to 600m, associated with showers later. Generally good or very good visibility. Briefly moderate in showers.

Mountain weather information

Thu 25 Apr

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A small risk of showers, should they occur, they will fall as snow or sleet initially, then rain later. Scattered amounts of cloud mostly above hill tops, though may cover summits in showers. Freezing level 400m, becoming 1000m.

Fri 26 Apr

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Sunset:

Patchy cloud with a chance of showers or longer spells of rain by day. A chance of rain overnight. Light winds and milder than earlier in the week. Freezing levels above summits.

Sat 27 Apr

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Sunset:

Becoming increasingly cloudy with showers or longer spells of rain once again. Freezing levels probably remaining above summits. Temperatures around average.

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Summit specific forecast

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