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Peak District: latest visual satellite

Saturday, 20 September 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 0345 on Saturday, 20 September 2014

Overview for Saturday

Extensive hill fog and patchy drizzle at first gradually lifting and breaking from mid-morning onwards. Generally dry for the latter part of the day.

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 300 metres overnight and through Saturday morning, gradually lifting later.
Thunderstorms No Risk  
Heavy persistent rain No Risk  
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
Drizzle
Drizzle
Drizzle
Drizzle
Cloudy
Cloudy
Sunny intervals
Sunny intervals
30% 40% 20% 20%

Detailed mountain weather forecast: Peak District

Saturday

Weather

Cloudy overnight with isolated showers over the peaks, and patchy light rain or drizzle elsewhere at times. Generally misty with extensive hill fog developing, leading to a dull, cloudy and misty morning on Saturday. Into the afternoon the cloud will slowly thin and lift, with some sunny spells possible by evening, but with one or two showers developing also.

Visibility

Poor in mist, rain, drizzle or showers, and very poor in hill fog. Improving later to good, perhaps very good by evening, though falling to moderate in any evening showers.

Hill fog

Broken above 300 metres overnight and through Saturday morning, perhaps blanket in the east around dawn. Gradually lifting and breaking during Saturday afternoon to ragged above 500 metres.

Maximum winds above 400m

North to northeast 15-20 mph, perhaps 25 mph by Saturday evening.

Temperature

Valleys Plus 10 becoming plus 18 Celsius.
600 m Plus 12 Celsius.
Freezing level Well above the highest peaks.

Sunday

Weather

Any evening showers will soon clear after dusk to leave a dry and partly cloudy night, with some long clear spells developing later in the night. After a clear and chilly start to Sunday, it should be a dry and settled day with good visibility, easing winds and variable cloud, with some warm sunny spells at times. Feeling much less humid than recent days.

Visibility

Good overnight, becoming very good through the day. Much better visibility than recent days.

Hill fog

Ragged above 500 metres overnight, soon becoming NIL during Sunday morning.

Maximum winds above 400m

Northeasterly 15-20mph at first, gradually becoming light and variable through the day.

Temperature

Valleys Plus 5 becoming Plus 16 Celsius.
600 m Plus 7 Celsius.
Freezing level Well above the highest peaks.

Outlook

Monday

Another dry day with light winds and lengthy bright or sunny spells. Feeling pleasantly warm in daytime sunshine, but chilly in the early morning and evening.

Tuesday

Broken cloud with some bright spells, especially in the east. Some patchy rain is possible at times during the day. Feeling fresh in westerly breezes.

Wednesday

Mainly dry with broken cloud through the day and some bright spells. A brisk northwesterly breeze.

Cat & Fiddle (midway between Buxton and Macclesfield)

Altitude 511 metres

Rainfall measured at 03:00 Saturday, 20 September 2014

  • Last 24 hours 0.6 mm
  • Last 48 hours 0.6 mm
  • Last 72 hours 0.6 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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