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Peak District: forecast cloud

Friday, 18 April 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 1655 on Friday, 18 April 2014

Overview for Saturday

A clear and cold night with a frost forming. Fine and dry tomorrow with long spells of sunshine.

Hazards Risk Explanation
Blizzards No Risk  
Heavy snow No Risk  
Storm force winds No Risk  
Gales No Risk  
Severe chill effect No Risk  
Persistent and extensive hill fog No Risk  
Thunderstorms No Risk  
Heavy persistent rain No Risk  
Strong Sunlight Low Strong UV levels will lead to sunburn in any lengthy sunshine.

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Weather summary and probability of precipitation for Saturday
Dawn to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to dusk

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0% 0% 0% 0%

Detailed mountain weather forecast: Peak District



Cold and clear overnight with light winds. Fine and chilly with a local frost then staying dry with long spells of sunshine. Small amounts of cloud developing during the day.


Locally moderate in mist in eastern slopes at first, otherwise very good.

Hill fog

Well broken around 400m in eastern slopes at first, otherwise nil.

Maximum winds above 400m

Easterly 20-25mph.


Valleys Minus 1 Celsius becoming plus 11 Celsius.
600 m Plus 2 Celsius becoming plus 8 Celsius.
Freezing level In valleys around dawn, otherwise above the summits.



A dry night with clear spells. A dry start with some cloud which could become thick enough to produce some rain at times during the day. Any rain will be light but the strong northeasterly wind will make it feel very cold over high ground.


Generally good but occasionally moderate at times in any rain.

Hill fog

Broken to overcast around 400-500 metres lifting and breaking to scattered around 600m by midday.

Maximum winds above 400m

Northeasterly 40-45mph.


Valleys Plus 5 Celsius becoming plus 9 Celsius.
600 m Plus 3 Celsius becoming plus 7 Celsius.
Freezing level Above the summits.



Cloudy, cold and windy overnight with some rain. Fresh to strong east to northeasterly wind and occasional showers, some of which could be heavy with a risk of thunder. Some brighter spells likely but feeling cold in the wind over the high ground.


Light winds but still unsettled with showers, which could merge into a longer spell of rain. East to northeasterly wind and moderate visibility with some hill fog at times.


Cloudy with a band of rain spreading in from the west during the day. The rain will become persistent for a few hours before clearing later in the day. Strengthening south to southeasterly winds and visibility become moderate or poor as rain arrives.

Cat & Fiddle (midway between Buxton and Macclesfield)

Altitude 511 metres

Rainfall measured at 15:00 Friday, 18 April 2014

  • Last 24 hours 0.4 mm
  • Last 48 hours 0.4 mm
  • Last 72 hours 0.4 mm

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