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Saturday, 2 August 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 0422 on Saturday, 2 August 2014

Overview for Saturday

Cloudy with outbreaks of showery rain, which may be heavy and persistent for a time.

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 Medium Extensive hill fog is likely above 400m, making navigation difficult, especially in morning.
Thunderstorms No Risk  
Heavy persistent rain Low Rain could be heavy and persistent at times.
Strong Sunlight No Risk  

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Weather summary and probability of precipitation for Saturday
Dawn to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to dusk
Light rain showers
Light rain showers
Light rain showers
Light rain showers
Heavy Rain
Heavy Rain
Heavy rain showers
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Detailed mountain weather forecast: Peak District

Saturday

Weather

A fairly miserable morning is likely with some showery rain at times, which may be heavy and persistent at times. Dry or bright spells are likely to develop in the afternoon with scattered heavy showers. Turning mainly dry by evening. Extensive hill fog can be expected on higher slopes, especially during the morning.

Visibility

Generally moderate to poor, becoming good at times by the afternoon, but very poor in hill fog..

Hill fog

Broken bases likely for much of the morning above 400 metres, perhaps lifting to 600 metres during the afternoon.

Maximum winds above 400m

Southeasterly, becoming southerly by afternoon, 20-25 mph with gusts 30 mph.

Temperature

Valleys Plus 14 Celsius rising to plus 18 Celsius.
600 m Plus 12 to Plus 14 Celsius.
Freezing level Well above the highest summits.

Sunday

Weather

Cloud and outbreaks of rain are expected to clear during Sunday morning. The afternoon will become mainly dry with sunny spells developing. Strong winds for a time, possibly gale force on higher, exposed slopes. Winds easing towards evening.

Visibility

Moderate to poor at first and very poor in hill fog, becoming good or very good by the afternoon.

Hill fog

Broken to blanket at first above 400 metres at first, becoming nil by the afternoon.

Maximum winds above 400m

Westerly or southwesterly 30 to 35 mph, with gusts 45 mph.

Temperature

Valleys Plus 13 Celsius rising to plus 19 Celsius.
600 m Plus 12 Celsius to Plus 14 Celsius.
Freezing level Above the highest summits.

Outlook

Monday

Plenty of fine and dry weather is likely on Monday, though some scattered showers are possible by the afternoon. Mainly light south to southwest winds so feeling warm in any lengthy spells of sunshine.

Tuesday

Similar to Monday with some fine and mostly dry weather but some scattered showers are again likely by the afternoon. Winds again light so feeling warm.

Wednesday

Dry with light winds at first, but scattered showers are likely by the afternoon and winds freshening from the south later with cloud increasing from the west.

Cat & Fiddle (midway between Buxton and Macclesfield)

Altitude 511 metres

Rainfall measured at 03:00 Saturday, 02 August 2014

  • Last 24 hours 7.4 mm
  • Last 48 hours 7.6 mm
  • Last 72 hours 7.6 mm

Rainfall data provided by the Environment Agency. The Met Office is not responsible for content provided by third parties and may remove this data without warning.

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