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Peak District: latest infra-red satellite

Thursday, 24 April 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 1705 on Thursday, 24 April 2014

Overview for Friday

Extensive low cloud for much of the day in the east, more broken at times in the west. Outbreaks of rain by late morning, perhaps heavy and thundery later.

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 Mainly in the east of the area.
Thunderstorms Low Low risk of heavy thundery rain later in the day.
Heavy persistent rain No Risk  
Strong Sunlight Low Low risk of strong sunlight at times in cloud breaks in the west.

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Weather summary and probability of precipitation for Friday
Dawn to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to dusk
Light rain
Light rain
0% 50-70% 50-70% 70-90%

Detailed mountain weather forecast: Peak District



The night will start mainly dry but extensive low cloud and some drizzle will spread from the east by Friday morning. Starting cloudy and misty on Friday with persistent hill fog. Some brighter spells possible in the west of the area but a generally cloudy day with occasional rain or showers by late morning. Rain may become heavy with a low risk of thunderstorms in the afternoon, and persisting through the evening.


Good at first tonight, but becoming poor by Friday morning with widespread areas very poor with fog on the hills. Improving to moderate or good where cloud lifts on Friday, but becoming poor in any heavy rain or thunderstorms.

Hill fog

Mostly persistent above 200m at first, but locally occasional patches in the west. Becoming periods around 500m by afternoon.

Maximum winds above 400m

Northeasterly 20 mph


Valleys Plus 6 rising to plus 10 Celsius
600 m Plus 6 bec plus 9 Celsius
Freezing level Well above the hill tops.



Cloudy with further rain overnight, again possibly heavy and thundery. A band of more persistent rain will spread from the southwest on Saturday morning, followed by scattered showers in the afternoon.


Generally poor with hill fog at first. Becoming good by late morning, but occasionally moderate again in showers later.

Hill fog

Periods above 400m at first, becoming occasional patches above 600m by afternoon.

Maximum winds above 400m

Southerly 30mph


Valleys Plus 8 becoming plus 15 Celsius
600 m Plus 6 becoming plus 9 Celsius
Freezing level Well above the hill tops.



Some bright or sunny intervals, but with with occasional showers, possibly heavy and thundery. Winds moderate or fresh easterly.


Mostly cloudy with occasional rain or showers. Winds becoming light and rather variable in direction.


Remaining unsettled with further rain or showers at times, again possibly heavy or thundery. Winds becoming light to moderate southwesterly.

Cat & Fiddle (midway between Buxton and Macclesfield)

Altitude 511 metres

Rainfall measured at 15:00 Thursday, 24 April 2014

  • Last 24 hours 1.8 mm
  • Last 48 hours 2.0 mm
  • Last 72 hours 6.2 mm

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