Wensleydale in snow The upper reaches of Wensleydale at dawn on a cold January morning

Weather

The weather in the Yorkshire Dales can be very changeable. Some people say that you can get all four seasons in one day! Follow the links to local weather forecasts and conditions on the hills.

It pays to plan what to bring. If you’re walking in the hills, be well-prepared for unexpected changes in the weather. Find out more on our Take Care page.

Mountain Weather Information Service

We highly recommend using the forecast information from the MWIS when planning a walk in the Dales. Below you will find the latest forecasts for the Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines area.

Today - Friday 15th November 2019
Headline for Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines Significant chill. Showery rain/snow tops in the east. Fairly extensive hill fog.
How windy? (On the summits) Northeasterly 20 to 25mph, but 30mph to perhaps 35mph for a few hours in the morning.
Effect of wind on you? Walking likely impeded in the morning with significant wind chill. Conditions easing in the afternoon.
How wet? (Precipitation and its impact) Showery rain, snow falling above 600-700m, most persistent in the east. Will linger for a few hours before tending to fizzle out into the afternoon. Small amounts reaching westernmost hills.
Cloud on the hills? Cloud covering the hills above 500-700m throughout much of if not all of the day. Best of the breaks will be across westernmost hills.
Chance of cloud free summits? 30%
Sunshine Air clarity (below cloud) Fairly cloudy, but a few patches of sun developing. Fairly poor across eastern hills in morning, otherwise good or very good.
How Cold? (at 700m) Around 1C, but feeling closer to -13C higher slopes in direct exposure to strongest winds.
And in the valleys Around 3 to 5C.
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Tomorrow - Saturday 16th November 2019
Headline for Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines Wind slowly easing. Rain frequently. Fog persistent.
How windy? (On the summits) North or northeasterly15 to 20mph, dropping marginally during daylight.
Effect of wind on you? Small
How wet? (Precipitation and its impact) Frequent rain although rarely heavy. Sleet highest tops.
Cloud on the hills? Ribbons of fog on lower slopes, many rarely clearing all day, and persistent on higher slopes.
Chance of cloud free summits? Less than 10%
Sunshine Air clarity (below cloud) Sunshine not expected. Hazy, and visibility often poor in rain.
How Cold? (at 700m) 3C
And in the valleys Ground frost here and there western dales at dawn. Will reach 7C early afternoon.
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Day after tomorrow - Sunday 17th November 2019
Headline for Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines
How windy? (On the summits) Northerly 15 to 20mph.
Effect of wind on you? Small.
How wet? (Precipitation and its impact) Detail uncertain: intermittently or perhaps frequently dry. However, uncertainty to the extent that remnants of earlier precipitation will persist along the Pennines; sleet higher tops.
Cloud on the hills? Low confidence: Very likely some lower slopes foggy at times, and the fog persistent above 550m. However, there may be an improvement in some areas, possibly with a few breaks toward higher tops.
Chance of cloud free summits? 10%
Sunshine Air clarity (below cloud) Mostly cloudy. Visibility generally good or very good, but very poor in showers.
How Cold? (at 700m) 2C.
And in the valleys 6C
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