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Updated: 1621 on Thu 17 Apr 2014
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Peak District: latest pressure

Thursday, 17 April 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 0347 on Thursday, 17 April 2014

Overview for Thursday

Cloudy at first, with hill fog and outbreaks of rain in places. Cloud gradually thinning to leave bright or sunny spells by late afternoon.

Hazards Risk Explanation
Blizzards No Risk  
Heavy snow No Risk  
Storm force winds No Risk  
Gales Low Winds gusting to around 45 mph at first across highest peaks.
Severe chill effect No Risk  
Persistent and extensive hill fog Medium Hill fog on western slopes for a time in the morning above 400 metres.
Thunderstorms No Risk  
Heavy persistent rain No Risk  
Strong Sunlight Low Low risk of high UV levels late in the afternoon in sunny spells.

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Weather summary and probability of precipitation for Thursday
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Light rain
Light rain
Light rain
Light rain
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Detailed mountain weather forecast: Peak District



Cloudy with some patchy, mainly light, rain at first. It will remain rather cloudy through the day, with a few spots of light rain continuing, although cloud should thin later in the afternoon and into the evening to give late sunny spells and clear spells overnight.


Generally moderate in rain at first and very poor in hill fog. Becoming good by the afternoon and perhaps very good in the evening.

Hill fog

Periods of hill fog above 300 metres western slopes during morning. This lifting and breaking through the day to be above summits by early afternoon.

Maximum winds above 400m

Westerly 35 mph, with gusts 45 mph over peaks at first, becoming northwesterly 25 to 30 mph during the afternoon.


Valleys Plus 7 Celsius rising to plus 13 Celsius in the afternoon falling to plus 3 Celsius overnight.
600 m Plus 5 Celsius.
Freezing level Above the summits.



Clear spells overnight giving a cold start with a risk of grass frost and perhaps a few mist patches. It should stay dry through the day with warm sunny spells, light winds and a risk of strong sunlight. More in the way of cloud likely during the afternoon.


Poor in any early mist, otherwise very good or excellent.

Hill fog

None expected.

Maximum winds above 400m

Northeasterly 10-15 mph.


Valleys Plus 1 Celsius rising to plus 13 Celsius in the afternoon falling to plus 4 Celsius into the night.
600 m Plus 2 Celsius rising to plus 5 Celsius in the afternoon.
Freezing level Low levels quickly rising above the summits in the morning.



A cold largely clear night with a risk of frost on Saturday morning. Some patchy cloud around during the day, but remaining above summits. Light winds at first with an easterly breeze strengthening a little through the day.


A bright start with the risk of an early frost. Turning cloudier with rain spreading across from east. It will feel cold in strengthening northeasterly winds, with gales developing across peaks by evening. Hill fog by afternoon.


Mostly cloudy with spells of rain through the day, although brighter spells possible in between. Strong easterly or southeasterly winds.

Cat & Fiddle (midway between Buxton and Macclesfield)

Altitude 511 metres

Rainfall measured at 03:00 Thursday, 17 April 2014

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