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Updated: 1332 on Wed 30 Jul 2014
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Peak District: latest weather

Wednesday, 30 July 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 0457 on Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Overview for Wednesday

Variable cloud and clear or sunny spells. Often dry, but there may be a few showers in places.

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 No Risk  
Heavy persistent rain No Risk  
Strong Sunlight Medium Moderate UV levels on average with partly cloudy skies through the day.

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

Wednesday

Weather

Variable amounts of cloud will give some clearer spells overnight and sunny spells through the day. However, cloud will thicken at times to give a few light showers, with these most likely in the north and west of the area, with Bakewell perhaps fairing the best. Fairly windy, especially over exposed summits.

Visibility

Generally very good but moderate in showers.

Hill fog

Periods of hill fog above 550 metres with occasional patches down to 400 metres in showers.

Maximum winds above 400m

Westerly 30 mph.

Temperature

Valleys Plus 12 Celsius rising to plus 22 Celsius.
600 m Plus 10 Celsius rising to plus 14 Celsius.
Freezing level Above the summits.

Thursday

Weather

Variable amounts of giving bright spells and a risk of showers. The showers may be rather heavy at times, although with dry spells in between.

Visibility

Generally very good but moderate in showers.

Hill fog

Periods of hill fog above 600 metres with occasional patches down to 300 metres in showers.

Maximum winds above 400m

Southwesterly 25 mph.

Temperature

Valleys Plus 12 Celsius rising the plus 20 Celsius.
600 m Plus 13 Celsius.
Freezing level Above the summits.

Outlook

Friday

Some bright spells, especially during the morning. A greater risk of scattered heavy and possibly thundery showers developing during the afternoon. Winds generally light. Temperatures remaining close to average.

Saturday

A day of heavy rain or showers, some thundery with a risk of hail. Some sunnier periods are likely in between showers, but these will be limited. Light winds. Temperatures around normal.

Sunday

Windy with scattered heavy showers during the early morning, perhaps improving later in the afternoon to dry and partly sunny conditions. Looking dry overnight. Temperatures around normal.

Cat & Fiddle (midway between Buxton and Macclesfield)

Altitude 511 metres

Rainfall measured at 03:00 Wednesday, 30 July 2014

  • Last 24 hours 0.0 mm
  • Last 48 hours 0.2 mm
  • Last 72 hours 1.0 mm

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