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Peak District: latest infra-red satellite

Wednesday, 17 September 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 1629 on Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Overview for Thursday

Extensive hill fog and patchy drizzle at first, lifting to warm, sunny spells for most, although perhaps staying cloudy in the northeast.

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 High Extensive above 200m to mid-morning, then gradually lifting. Further hill fog in the evening.
Thunderstorms No Risk  
Heavy persistent rain No Risk  
Strong Sunlight Low While the UV index will peak at moderate, low cloud and mist will limit lengthy exposure.

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Weather summary and probability of precipitation for Thursday
Dawn to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to dusk
Fog
Fog
Fog
Fog
Cloudy
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Sunny intervals
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20% 30% 30% 0%

Detailed mountain weather forecast: Peak District

Thursday

Weather

Extensive hill fog, with drizzle, is expected through the early hours and into the morning, with low cloud sitting on the hill tops, especially in the east of the Park. Through the day, the cloud will lift and break up during the morning, especially in the west and south of the Park and, west, and it will feel warm in sunshine. The odd shower is just possible but it is more likely to be dry. Low cloud may linger in the northeast and it is expected to spread back south and west after dark.

Visibility

Poor or very poor in mist and hill fog, becoming moderate or good during the afternoon although poor in any heavy showers.

Hill fog

Blanket above 200 to 300m in the early hours and at first during the day, lifting through the morning then mostly above the hills, but patches above 400m in heavy showers and more generally in the east in the evening.

Maximum winds above 400m

Easterly or Northeasterly 20mph.

Temperature

Valleys Plus 11 becoming plus 18 Celsius.
600 m Plus 15 Celsius.
Freezing level Well above the peaks.

Friday

Weather

A similar start to the day, quite extensive hill fog to start, this lifting and breaking during the morning then feeling warm and humid in hazy sunny spells. However, through the afternoon, there will be an increased chance of heavy showers breaking out, with a risk thunder. Winds will continue to blow from an easterly or northeasterly direction, meaning the best of any sunshine is likely to the west of the park.

Visibility

Poor or very poor in mist and hill fog, becoming moderate or good during the afternoon although poor in any heavy showers.

Hill fog

Broken to overcast above 200 to 300m in the early hours and at first during the day, lifting through the morning then mostly above the hills, but patches above 400m in heavy showers and more generally above 200m in the east during the evening.

Maximum winds above 400m

Easterly or Northeasterly 20-25mph over the peaks at first.

Temperature

Valleys Plus 11 becoming plus 18 Celsius.
600 m Plus 15 Celsius.
Freezing level Well above the peaks.

Outlook

Saturday

Similar conditions to preceding days, Again, extensive hill fog to start, breaking, especially in the west, with some afternoon sunny spells possible. Still a chance of a heavy, thundery shower, though.

Sunday

Low cloud and fog to start, some at low levels, some at high levels. However, a better chance of sunny spells developing and probably staying dry. Winds will be light. A chilly start in places but feeling pleasantly warm in light winds and sunny spells.

Monday

Staying dry, any early mist or fog soon lifting then bright or sunny spells through the day and, although temperatures may be nearer the seasonal normal, light winds at low levels a warm feel in sunshine. Low level mist or fog may reform in the evening as temperatures drop after dark.

Cat & Fiddle (midway between Buxton and Macclesfield)

Altitude 511 metres

Rainfall measured at 15:00 Wednesday, 17 September 2014

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