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 21stOctober to Saturday 28th October issued on Thursday morning 19th October.


Moderate confidence that after a wet and windy start to the weekend the weather will become dry as the week progresses. Staying on the mild side for the time being.


Saturday will be a wet and windy day with showers, merging at times to give longer spells of rain. Winds SW strong to gale force will veer westerly by afternoon and then start to ease down later in the day. Visibility moderate, improving later in the day. Temperatures 10 to 14C. Showers and wind easing overnight into Sunday.

Sunday will be a much brighter day. Some showers in the morning but these becoming more sctattered during the afternoon with sunny spells developing. Winds WNW fresh or strong at first will ease down to become a moderate westerly by the end of the day. A fine night going into Monday. Visibility mainly good with temperatures 9 to 13C.

Monday turns cloudy with outbreaks of light rain and drizzle. Visibility becoming poor at times with fog developing above 400 metres. Winds moderate or fresh SW'ly with temperatures 10 to 14C. Cloud and drizzle clearing overnight into Tuesday.

Tuesday will be much brighter with sunny spells developing and turning warmer in a moderate or fresh SSW wind. Temperatures 12 to 15C with mainly good visibility after a poor start.

Wednesday stays fine with sunny spells and light or moderate, mainly southerly winds. Temperatures 12 to 16C with good visibility.

Thursday stays fine with sunny spells and light or moderate S to SE winds. Temperatures 12 to 16C with good visibility.

Friday stays fine with more sunshine at times. Perhaps some low cloud persisting in a few places, especially on the eastern moors. Light and mainly E or SE winds with temperatures 11 to 15C. Visibility moderate or good but perhaps poor at times above 400 metres on the eastern moors.

Saturday will probably be cloudy with a lot of low cloud and perhaps some drizzle. Turning brighter on western moors later in the day with sunny intervals. Visibility moderate or poor with fog above 300 metres. Temperatures 9 to 13C with light or moderate mainly easterly winds in high pressure.


The outlook for November is for it turn much colder early in the month and then remain cold and unsettled with wet weather at times. Increased risk of snow falling at times above 400 metres. Also it is likely that we will start to get frost at night in drier interludes. .


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Will Hand

Chief Forecaster Haytor