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Peak District mountain area forecast

Forecast issued: 1658 on Friday, 22 August 2014

Overview for Saturday

A day of bright or sunny spells and scattered showers, these most frequent and possibly heavy in the afternoon.


Medium risk of Strong sunlight: Medium risk of damage to exposed skin and unprotected eyes from occasionally high UV levels.

Low risk of Thunderstorms: Isolated thunderstorms may develop in the afternoon.

No risk of Blizzards; Heavy snow; Storm force winds; Gales; Severe chill effect; Persistent extensive hill fog; Heavy persistent rain;

Weather summary and probability of precipitation for Saturday

Dawn to 0900 rain rain 10-30% chance of precipitation
0900 to 1200 rain rain 10-30% chance of precipitation
1200 to 1500 Sunny intervals Sunny intervals 10-30% chance of precipitation
1500 to dusk Sunny intervals Sunny intervals 10-30% chance of precipitation

Detailed mountain weather forecast



Some good clear spells overnight and chilly by dawn, but cloudier at times in the far west with the odd shower possible. Saturday will see bright or sunny spells, but isolated showers in the far west will develop elsewhere in the afternoon, when the odd one could turn heavy and possibly thundery. Any showers dying out by evening with some clear spells developing.


Very good, but moderate to good in any showers, and very poor in any hill fog.

Hill fog

Isolated patches around 500 m early in the day.

Maximum winds above 400m

Northwesterly 25 mph


Valleys: Plus 6 becoming Plus 16 Celsius
600 m: Plus 5 becoming Plus 11 Celsius
Freezing level: Above the highest summits



Dry overnight with some good clear spells and becoming very chilly with the odd mist patch by dawn. Sunday will be a mainly dry day with sunny spells, although sunshine will become increasingly hazy in the afternoon, and cloud is likely to thicken and lower in the evening to give some rain in the west by midnight.


Generally very good, but locally moderate in any mist, and becoming moderate in any rain. Very poor in any hill fog.

Hill fog

Isolated hill fog patches around 400 m in the far west by midnight.

Maximum winds above 400m

Southerly 20 mph by early evening.


Valleys: Plus 4 becoming Plus 17 Celsius
600 m: Plus 4 becoming Plus 13 Celsius
Freezing level: Above the highest summits.



It is expected to be cloudy with showers or some longer spells of rain. Winds are likely to become strong or near gale force southeasterly over the peaks by evening.


Some uncertainty at this stage, but rain or showers are likely in the morning, dying out during the afternoon. Winds strong to gale force easterly over the peaks early in the day.


Wednesday is expected to be dry but rather cloudy, and with light winds over the hills.

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