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Peak District: forecast pressure

Friday, 29 August 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 1731 on Friday, 29 August 2014

Overview for Saturday

Rather cloudy and windy initially with some outbreaks of mainly light rain. Becoming drier and brighter through the morning with sunny spells developing. Chance of scattered showers in the afternoon.

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 Medium Significantly reduced visibility giving navigational difficulties, mainly initially in the west
Thunderstorms No Risk  
Heavy persistent rain No Risk  
Strong Sunlight No Risk  

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Weather summary and probability of precipitation for Saturday
Dawn to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to dusk
rain
rain
rain
rain
Light rain showers
Light rain showers
Light rain showers
Light rain showers
30-50% 30-50% 10-30% 10-30%

Detailed mountain weather forecast: Peak District

Saturday

Weather

Rather cloudy initially with some outbreaks of mainly light rain. Becoming drier and brighter through the morning with sunny spells developing by midday, though there is still the chance of scattered showers in the afternoon, these possibly heavy at times. There will be a westerly breeze.

Visibility

Moderate in rain initially and very poor in hill fog. Becoming generally very good by midday.

Hill fog

Broken hill fog, mainly in the west, above around 300 metres to start, this lifting and breaking through the morning. Well broken hill fog above 500 metres in any heavy showers during the afternoon and early evening.

Maximum winds above 400m

Westerly 20-25mph by evening.

Temperature

Valleys Plus 10 becoming Plus 18 Celsius.
600 m Plus 11 Celsius.
Freezing level Well above the highest summits.

Sunday

Weather

A dry but rather cloudy start, with a westerly breeze. The rest of the day is expected to be mainly dry with some bright or sunny spells developing. Later cloud is likely to develop again in the west of the Peak District.

Visibility

Generally very good, but moderate at first.

Hill fog

Broken hill fog above around 300 metres initially, particularly in the west. This lifting and breaking through the morning.

Maximum winds above 400m

West-northwesterly 20mph, moderating during the afternoon.

Temperature

Valleys Plus 10 becoming Plus 18 Celsius.
600 m Plus 10 Celsius.
Freezing level Well above the highest summits.

Outlook

Monday

Rather cloudy with some outbreaks of light rain and drizzle for a time, becoming drier later. Remaining breezy. Freezing level well above the highest summits.

Tuesday

A generally dry day with some sunny spells, after initial cloud clear away to the east. Lighter winds than previous days. Feeling a little warmer. Freezing level well above the highest summits.

Wednesday

Mainly dry with sunny periods developing after any early mist clears. Feeling pleasant in any longer sunny spells. Freezing level well above the highest summits.

Cat & Fiddle (midway between Buxton and Macclesfield)

Altitude 511 metres

Rainfall measured at 15:00 Friday, 29 August 2014

  • Last 24 hours 0.0 mm
  • Last 48 hours 2.8 mm
  • Last 72 hours 2.8 mm

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