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Peak District: latest visual satellite

Saturday, 23 August 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 0407 on Saturday, 23 August 2014

Overview for Saturday

A day of bright or sunny spells and scattered showers, these most frequent and possibly heavy in the afternoon.

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 No Risk  
Thunderstorms Low Isolated thunderstorms may develop in the afternoon.
Heavy persistent rain No Risk  
Strong Sunlight Medium Medium risk of damage to exposed skin and unprotected eyes from occasionally high UV levels.

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Weather summary and probability of precipitation for Saturday
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Detailed mountain weather forecast: Peak District



A bright but chilly start, although cloudier at times in the far west with the odd shower possible. Saturday will see bright or sunny spells, but showers will develop more widely in the afternoon, when the odd one could turn heavy and possibly thundery. Any showers dying out by evening with some clear spells developing.


Very good, but moderate to good in any showers, and very poor in any hill fog.

Hill fog

Isolated patches around 500 m early in the day.

Maximum winds above 400m

Northwesterly 25 mph


Valleys Plus 6 becoming Plus 16 Celsius
600 m Plus 5 becoming Plus 11 Celsius
Freezing level Above the highest summits



Dry overnight with some good clear spells and becoming very chilly with the odd mist patch by dawn. Sunday will be a mainly dry day with sunny spells, although sunshine will become increasingly hazy in the afternoon, and cloud is likely to thicken and lower in the evening to give some rain in the west by midnight.


Generally very good, but locally moderate in any mist, and becoming moderate in any rain. Very poor in any hill fog.

Hill fog

Isolated hill fog patches around 400 m in the far west by midnight.

Maximum winds above 400m

Southerly 20 mph by early evening.


Valleys Plus 4 becoming Plus 17 Celsius
600 m Plus 4 becoming Plus 13 Celsius
Freezing level Above the highest summits.



It is expected to be cloudy with showers or some longer spells of rain. Winds are likely to become strong or near gale force southeasterly over the peaks by evening.


Some uncertainty at this stage, but rain or showers are likely in the morning, dying out during the afternoon. Winds strong to gale force easterly over the peaks early in the day.


Wednesday is expected to be dry but rather cloudy, and with light winds over the hills.

Cat & Fiddle (midway between Buxton and Macclesfield)

Altitude 511 metres

Rainfall measured at 03:00 Saturday, 23 August 2014

  • Last 24 hours 0.8 mm
  • Last 48 hours 1.8 mm
  • Last 72 hours 2.8 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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