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Being British, we’re renowned for talking about the weather. And why wouldn’t we? The UK has such a diverse landscape the weather can change quicker than you can say rain drops.
In fact, where we are, there can be a huge difference in weather between Rathmell and Settle on the same day, and that’s between a distance of just 3 miles!
If you’re used to visiting or living/working in the Yorkshire Dales, you’ll know that there is always a chance of rain. That’s because of the hills surrounding the area. The prevailing winds from the west arrive in the UK after crossing the Atlantic Ocean, from where they pick up moisture. The air rises as it reaches higher ground, cools and falls as rain. And that is why we have a green and pleasant land.
The climate can be pretty unpredictable but on the whole, it usually works out that January to March are the coldest months with more chance of snow. April to May are warmer, sometimes even summerlike with high temperatures but it has been known to snow here in April too. June to August are usually the hottest months, cooling down slightly in September and October when autumns kicks in and the trees turn golden (always worth a visit at this time of year). November and December tend to be the wetter months.
If you’re coming to the Yorkshire Dales, our top tip would be to pack a raincoat, just in case.
We may have unpredictable weather in this region, however, we can guarantee that there is always something to do, no matter what’s happening outside.
Watch out for our next blog to find out the best places to visit come rain or shine!
If you have any holiday snaps showing the Yorkshire Dales weather, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll share them on our blog.