Keeping Safe

Dartmoor Weather


The climate of Dartmoor, dominated by the south-westerly winds, is cool and wet. The high moorlands of the north west and southern central areas where the altitude exceeds 450m (1,500ft) have the most severe climatic conditions.

Princetown 2150mm (83in) average
Widecombe-in-the-Moor 1581mm (61in) average

Snow lie:
Lowland – fewer than 5 days per annum
Highland – average 15-20 days, Summits – average 30 days.

Sunshine: 3-4 hours daily average

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