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Peak District mountain area forecast

Forecast issued: 0457 on Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Overview for Wednesday

Variable cloud and clear or sunny spells. Often dry, but there may be a few showers in places.

Hazards

Medium risk of Strong sunlight: Moderate UV levels on average with partly cloudy skies through the day.

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

Weather summary and probability of precipitation for Wednesday

Dawn to 0900 Sunny intervals Sunny intervals 30% chance of precipitation
0900 to 1200 Sunny intervals Sunny intervals 30% chance of precipitation
1200 to 1500 Sunny intervals Sunny intervals 40% chance of precipitation
1500 to dusk Light rain showers Light rain showers 60% chance of precipitation

Detailed mountain weather forecast

Wednesday

Weather

Variable amounts of cloud will give some clearer spells overnight and sunny spells through the day. However, cloud will thicken at times to give a few light showers, with these most likely in the north and west of the area, with Bakewell perhaps fairing the best. Fairly windy, especially over exposed summits.

Visibility

Generally very good but moderate in showers.

Hill fog

Periods of hill fog above 550 metres with occasional patches down to 400 metres in showers.

Maximum winds above 400m

Westerly 30 mph.

Temperature

Valleys: Plus 12 Celsius rising to plus 22 Celsius.
600 m: Plus 10 Celsius rising to plus 14 Celsius.
Freezing level: Above the summits.

Thursday

Weather

Variable amounts of giving bright spells and a risk of showers. The showers may be rather heavy at times, although with dry spells in between.

Visibility

Generally very good but moderate in showers.

Hill fog

Periods of hill fog above 600 metres with occasional patches down to 300 metres in showers.

Maximum winds above 400m

Southwesterly 25 mph.

Temperature

Valleys: Plus 12 Celsius rising the plus 20 Celsius.
600 m: Plus 13 Celsius.
Freezing level: Above the summits.

Outlook

Friday

Some bright spells, especially during the morning. A greater risk of scattered heavy and possibly thundery showers developing during the afternoon. Winds generally light. Temperatures remaining close to average.

Saturday

A day of heavy rain or showers, some thundery with a risk of hail. Some sunnier periods are likely in between showers, but these will be limited. Light winds. Temperatures around normal.

Sunday

Windy with scattered heavy showers during the early morning, perhaps improving later in the afternoon to dry and partly sunny conditions. Looking dry overnight. Temperatures around normal.


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