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 22nd April to Saturday 29th April issued on Friday morning 20th April.

High confidence that after a fine and dry weekend it will turn much colder for a time next week with frost and wintry showers.


Saturday will be dry with some sunny intervals. Light NW winds and good visibility. Temperatures 11 to 14C.

Sunday stays dry with sunny spells and light winds. Good visibility and temperatures 12 to 15C.

Monday turns cloudy with some rain spreading down from the north during the afternoon, clearing away in the evening. Light winds at first but a moderate or fresh cold northerly sets in during the day. Moderate or good visibility with temperatures 9 to 12C. Turning cold Monday night with a few showers and moderate or fresh northerly winds continuing. Temperatures down to 2C by dawn Tuesday.

Tuesday will be a cold day with fresh or strong northerly winds. Some sunny spells but also scattered wintry showers. Showers falling as hail or snow at times, especially above 250 metres. Good visibility out of showers with highest temperatures 4 to 8C depending on altitude. Showers continue Tuesday night with fresh or strong northerly winds and perhaps a light covering of snow above 300 metres by dawn Wednesday, soon melting away Wednesday morning. Temperatures falling close to freezing.

Wednesday will continue cold with sunny spells and scattered showers of rain, hail and snow. Fresh or strong northerly winds will slowly ease down during the day. Good visibility with temperatures 4 to 8C. Turning dry on Wednesday night with light winds and clear skies. Frosty by Thursday morning with temperatures as low as -3C in places and generally 0C to -1C.

Thursday will be warmer with sunny spells and just a few rain showers around. Moderate NW winds, good visibility and temperatures 6 to 10C. Ground frost possible Thursday night with temperatures down to 1C in places.

Friday will see a spell of rain during the day in mainly moderate or fresh westerly winds. A few showers following the rain. Visibility poor in rain but otherwise good. Temperatures 9 to 12C.

Saturday will be a day of sunny intervals and showers in moderate or fresh WNW winds. Mainly good visibility and temperatures 10 to 14C.


The outlook for May issued with moderate confidence is for a lot more dry weather with rainfall well below average. Turning warmer and possibly even very warm at times with temperatures into the 20s (70s F).


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Will Hand

Chief Forecaster Haytor