Welcome to the weekly weather update supplied by Haytor private weather station

This page will provide a weekly update of expected weather in the Dartmoor National Park.

These forecasts are supplied on an "as is" basis by Will Hand and as such represent his personal opinion on the likely weather and may be used at own risk for any purpose whatsoever. They will be supplied once a week (usually on Thursday or Friday) and will not be updated except for very severe imminent weather. All we ask is that if you find these forecasts useful then let us know mailto:HMO@lyneside.demon.co.uk . Also if reproduced then this original source must be referenced.


Forecast for Saturday 17th February to Saturday 24th February issued on Friday evening 16th February.

Moderate confidence for a lot of dry weather next week after a rather damp Sunday. Temperatures around normal but becoming colder later in the week as easterly winds set in.

Saturday will be a dry day with sunny intervals and moderate or fresh mainly westerly winds and temperatures 4to 7C. mainly good visibility.

Sunday will be cloudy with outbreaks of mainly light rain and drizzle. Visibility moderate, but poor at times above 400 metres. Moderate or fresh southerly winds will veer NW'ly in the evening and then it will become drier. Temperatures 5 to 8C.

Monday will continue mainly cloudy with perhaps some light drizzle in places. Moderate or fresh NW winds with temperatures 5 to 8C. Moderate or poor visibility.

Tuesday will be brighter with a few sunny breaks developing. Mainly dry with moderate, mainly northerly, winds. Temperatures 3 to 6C with moderate or good visibility. Risk of a frost Tuesday into Wednesday, down to -1C.

Wednesday will be colder and dry with light or moderate NNE winds. Mainly good visibility with temperatures 2 to 5C. Frost Wednesday night down to -2C in places.

The rest of the week stays cold and mainly dry with fresh or strong E or ENE winds setting in. Daytime temperatures 1 to 4C but down to -3C at night. Mainly good visibility. Noticeable wind chill at altitude.


The end of February and beginning of March is likely to see a spell of very cold easterly winds bringing frost but also a lot of dry weather with just a low risk at present of a few snow flurries. Later in March it turns more unsettled with spells of rain and snow.


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Will Hand

Chief Forecaster Haytor